For the second year in a row, I offered to match Consumerism Commentary readers’ charitable contributions donated during the two weeks following Thanksgiving, up to $5,000.
After extending the matching period a third week, and with MoneyCrush‘s offer to match the contributions made between $5,000 and $6,000, we surpassed all goals. After falling slightly short of the goal of $4,000 last year, and ambitiously setting a higher goal this year, readers stepped up this year and donated $8,033!
Readers donated to worthy charities such as Heifer International, charity: water, DonorsChoose, Habitat for Humanity, and many others. I promised to match the first $5,000 with a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders in the United States. See the image attached, a receipt for my matching contribution of $5,000.
Jackie from MoenyCrush will be donating $1,000 to Nothing But Nets to match even more of readers’ contributions.
Thank you, readers, for your amazing generosity this year! I consider myself particularly lucky that I can share some of my success with others, but even luckier that I’m among an amazing community of people who are willing to share their good fortunes with others.
Published or updated December 21, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.