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Save The Day: April 28

Submitted by on April 28, 2011 – 9:27 AM19 Comments

3:45 PM update

A little note from reader Patty D.:

Hey Sarah,

Just thought you might like to know that the TN Contest inspired me to challenge my book group to fund a DonorsChoose.org project supporting reading in a Seattle classroom. So thanks to you, indirectly, a class of 1st-graders will be getting a selection of big books to read together in class. Thanks for introducing me to DC all those years ago and continuing to orchestrate these awesome contests!

Well, really, it's thanks to you — and to DonorsChoose.org, and how fun the organization makes it to give money. But I get notes like this on occasion, and I really appreciate them; thanks to all of you who have gotten in touch!

We've still got a couple days of work to do, Legion. $141,900 as of this writing, so go get those gift codes in honor of our pets! Or, if you hate pets, look for a project on Amanda-tron's Sortable Spreadsheet 7000 instead — and don't forget to forward me your receipts!

9:30 AM update

As we head into the last three days, we're at $139,701 — but rumor has it it's payday, so I'm hoping for good things. Getting to a nice round 150K by Saturday would kick ass, so if you've waited 'til the last minute to donate, the last minute has now arrived.

And speaking, tangentially, of the puppy-dog eyes you may imagine me making to accompany a request for donations: it's pet theme day today. Check out one of the furry-friend-related Giving Pages on the leaderboard like Pets4Kids, Parker's Giving Page, Snickers' Giving Page (you ever notice how many dogs are named "Snickers" and "Wheaties"? is that just me?), or fluffy Bella and her human companion.

Or get kids interested in biology and life cycles with a worm compost kit or a tarantula habitat.

Thanks to reader Adrian, all donations today are eligible for one of four (4) $25 DonorsChoose.org gift codes — and one more $25 gift code for donations specifically to "Project Our Autism Program Into Awesomeness"! Please forward all receipts to me by midnight tonight ET to try to win a gift code!

One more program note: it's the last three days, so I won't be adding new projects to the Superpage from here on out. Let's make a dent in what's already there. Great work so far!

 

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