celebrating 200 days with $200 ::

Today is the 200th day of the #give10 project.

That’s right, already we’ve  given 10$ to 199 worthy causes of people who are doing everything they can to make a difference in their corner of the world, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. So, to celebrate all these awesome people and their work, and to commemorate our 200th day of giving, we’re got some great things in store.

First- we’re going to give away 200 dollars to celebrate day 200, and you get to help us pick who gets it! The rules are the same as they were on day 100. You let us know what organization that we’ve already given to in the last 199 days deserves to get an additional 200$ donation! Nominate them in the comments below and the cause that gets the most votes will win our 200$ donation towards the difference they are making.

If you need a reminder of where we’ve given since we started, check out our 200 Day Google Doc Master Roundup list of world changers! In the spirit of ten, we’re giving you 10 days to vote for your favorite project and we’ll give the $200 donation on 27 Septmber. Yes, you can vote for your own project, and you can vote as many times as you want, in as many different ways that you want.

Second- because the project has grown to follow so many people who are making a difference, #give10 is getting its own Facebook page to manage the goodness. Help us celebrate our 200th day by liking us at fb/give10.  And if you’re not a Facebook person, did you know that we’ve always had a twitter list of all the #give10 recipients that you can  follow?

Third- we’re going to start asking questions. Since the projects we’ve given to in the early days of #give10 have had 200 days to put our 10$ to work for change we’re going to start asking them what difference they’ve been able to make. And since we’re already going to be asking questions, I’m going to ask them other things too, like what difference can a small 10$ donations can really make. What question would you like to ask the charity that you’ve given money to?

Thanks for being part of the 200 amazing days of giving that we’ve had so far.

Who is getting your 200th day / 200$ vote?

12 Responses to celebrating 200 days with $200 ::

  1. Spekld says:

    St. Judes Children’s Hospital

  2. Loretta says:

    Stop rape/raise hope for Congo. We all need some serious awareness-raising, advocacy, and action around the conflict minerals of that part of the world!

  3. Abi says:

    Caring Bridge.

  4. Jenny says:

    Of course I’m tempted to say Shannon, with the proviso that she’s stays in PP for at least another year ;o)
    But otherwise Children in Families gets my vote as $200 will pay costs for the kinship care of 1 child for a year. In this way babies like Baby N, who recently lost his mother during childbirth (& father has deserted), can be cared for by his grandmother who desperately wants to bring him up but would not otherwise have the means.
    Children in Families …. where they belong.

  5. Jen says:

    I would have to say HEAL Africa, for two reasons: a) because there are so many people in eastern DRCongo – especially women and children – needing care; and b) because I was actually treated there. A paediatrician looked after me in Goma when I was in a lot of pain/unable to walk. Eastern DRC is the most humbling, tragic, inspiring country I have ever worked in. It remains the most dangerous country in the world for women, and any contribution through HEAL AFrica will play a part in helping to keep its people resilient and healthy.

  6. Shirley Kimmayong says:

    Hi Steph,

    I was wondering if you will also give to small projects that is not a foundation? I remember that we’re planning to set up a children’s playground in my village for the elementary school. We never had a children’s playground where there are facilities that the children can play with (e.g see saw, slides etc.) We’re still going to start raising funds for this so I just posted this for you to consider as well.:)

    Thanks. Lei

    • wanderingzito says:

      Lei- I certainly will. It doesn’t have to be a foundation or an organization- just someone who can use 10$ to make a difference :)

  7. Seamus says:

    New Life House is an inspiring drug rehab centre in Lao, set up and run by an incredible, inspiring Lao family. They struggle against all sort of prejudice to bring healing and wholeness and hope to young people whose lives are mashed up. We love them! You would too if you meet them while you’re there. They raise money for their rehab by growing mushrooms and frogs for the local market. $200 would make a world of difference for them.

    http://www.justgiving.com/SumChan

  8. Claire says:

    UNHCR (Somalia Famine)

  9. Vichheka says:

    I am so proud of you, Stept. :)

  10. Tianna says:

    I know that duvet… Good work, angel.

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