Last week I asked the Ars Technica community to dig deep and help us beat Charity Drive’s 2012 donation record. This week I can say that the community has responded beautifully to that request. The 2015 Ars Technica Charity Drive has now set a new record, with more than $35,000 in combined donations to Child’s Play and the EFF.
With less than 24 hours left until the entry deadline, I know we can make that record attempt even bigger. If you’ve been putting off your donation to the very last minute or have been distracted by holiday travel, today is your last day to enter our contest for a chance to win some of the cool swag we can’t keep. It’s also your last chance to have your charitable donations count as part of the collective efforts of the Ars community for the year.
Entries must be in our email by 11:59 PM Eastern Time tonight to enter the sweepstakes. If you’ve already entered, thank you, and know that we’ll be in touch with the winners in the coming days and weeks. If you haven’t already, read on to find out how to make your donation count.
How it works
Donating is easy. Simply donate to Child’s Play with PayPal or donate to the EFF with PayPal, credit card or Bitcoin. You can also support Child’s Play directly by choosing an item from a specific hospital’s Amazon wishlist on their donation page. Donate as much or as little as you feel comfortable – every little bit helps.
We will then contact the winners and let them choose their prize before January 31st. (The choice will be made in the order in which the winners are drawn).
Don’t forget to check out the original competition list for a full list of over 100 prizes, including laptops, gaming consoles and an industrial Wi-Fi kit. Good luck and keep giving!