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Save The Day: April 19
April 19, 2011 – 8:41 AM | 21 Comments
Save The Day: April 19

9 PM update
As you've probably seen, the DonorsChoose.org site is rolling out a new interface. We might face a bug or two in the next couple of days, but don't forget that you can always …

Save The Day: April 17
April 17, 2011 – 11:01 AM | 9 Comments
Save The Day: April 17

11 AM update
Thanks in part to our anonymous matching friend — and to you, the mighty Nation — we've gotten to $97,807. Breathtakingly close to 100K! Outstanding work, especially over a weekend!
Let's continue towards 100K: …

Save The Day: April 16
April 16, 2011 – 11:19 AM | 6 Comments
Save The Day: April 16

11:30 AM update
Happy weekend, my heroic friends. For those of you frantically preparing your tax returns, take heart: we're at $93,801! We could hit that 95K match today if you can get a friend (or …

Save The Day: April 15
April 15, 2011 – 9:12 AM | 26 Comments
Save The Day: April 15

1:45 PM update
$91,176 — we'll get to 95K in no time! Please consider celebrating Ukiah's birthday with a donation today; the link to his Giving Page is below.
And now, a little halfway-mark love…
You guys, I'm …

Save The Day: April 14
April 14, 2011 – 8:56 AM | 12 Comments
Save The Day: April 14

8:30 PM update
$88,772 — great work! Keep it up — remembering that I've got gift codes and a tote bag to give away 'til midnight ET tonight (scroll down for the deets)!
As Mr. Popeil liked …

Save The Day: April 13
April 13, 2011 – 8:59 AM | 11 Comments
Save The Day: April 13

5:30 PM update
Lean into it, y'all: $85,974, and Vanessa has a lot of cool stuff going on (scroll down) if you can help her Giving Page out.
9 AM update
$84,797 — 85K is nigh. I believe …

Save The Day: April 12
April 12, 2011 – 9:22 AM | 6 Comments
Save The Day: April 12

4:30 PM update, with snoozing visual aids Mabel (L) and "Little" Joe (R)
$83,738! And my tax refund arrived in the mail today, so in addition to giving away shirts (explained below), I'd also like to …

Save The Day: April 11
April 11, 2011 – 8:33 AM | 10 Comments
Save The Day: April 11

1 PM update
80K is in sight, everyone — $79,007!
Got $20 you'd like to finish off a project with? Check out Ann D.'s mini-prizes (just scroll down)! It's a gratifying way to help out for not …

Save The Day: April 9
April 9, 2011 – 10:02 AM | 4 Comments
Save The Day: April 9

10 AM update
$70,912 — great work! Thanks again to Charmaine for that rad promotion, and all her hard work. And at 75K, we have $2,500 more coming in. I have no doubt we can polish …

Save The Day: April 8
April 8, 2011 – 8:59 AM | 25 Comments
Save The Day: April 8

2:30 PM update
$68,165 — great job! And big huge thanks to the M. clan for the 1K match: M. Giant, M. Edium, and Trash. M. Edium even pimped DonorsChoose.org to his playdate! That's what I'm …