Save The Day: April 30
12:02 AM update
…$154,136. 1,374 donors. 138,709 students reached.
3:30 PM update
$150,497. Way to go, Legion of Awesome. [bowing deeply] I couldn't be prouder or more impressed. Congratulations.
10 AM update
So, listen. I set the goal at 250K, which I don't regret doing, and none of us should regret anything; here's why. Back in 2009, we got about 130K from Hewlett Packard, and we didn't have that to work with this time. We had super-generous match donors along the way — and we had you, $1 and $10 and $100 at a time, chipping away at it every day, finding a way to get it done. 1,333 of you, as of this writing, have helped 134,671 students across the country in just 30 days. (Oh, yeah — and we had an extra day last time, too.) I know you know how amazing that is, and what great work you've done and sacrifices you've made of your time and cash. I just wanted to get out in front of any "oh boo, we didn't make the goal," because the goal is to band together and try to fix a problem, and you did the HELL out of that.
…Again. Who says there aren't any superpowers in the world today?
150K is a nice round number, so let's shoot for that today. I'll still bring someone a beverage, because I like driving around, and also I like you guys.
Last 14 hours, Nation. Alabama could use our help, or you can pick another project from the spreadsheet. Any forwarded receipt today is eligible for a $25 Amazon gift card, so donate and send me your receipts by midnight ET.
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