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.