It's Donors Choose (and cocktail sweepstakes) time!

Oct 02 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Every October, science bloggers across the 'sphere band together to support DonorsChoose.org, an organization that helps fund struggling K-12 classrooms by channeling donations straight to the project of your choice! Hence the name, you see! To make it interesting, science blog collectives like Scientopia, Discover Blogs, LabSpaces, and FreeThought Blogs engage in a little friendly competition to see who has the most awesome readers/donators.

To help tilt the scales in Scientopia's favor, I've decided to bring back last year's cocktail video contest, in which one lucky donor gets a cocktail created in his or her likeness, and I'll post a video of myself making it! Who doesn't want that, really? In order to be eligible, you must donate to a project through Dr Becca's Epicsauce Giving Page. I've picked a few projects that I found particularly heartbreaking, but you can donate to any project you like through my page! Such is the beauty of DonorsChoose. Some of these projects expire soon, so do not procrastinate! However small, any donation helps.

Many thanks in advance!

4 responses so far

  • AnyEdge says:

    Ok, I might contribute and I might not, but as an alcoholic, if I were to win, could I choose a non-alcoholic cocktail? Wouldn't that defeat the purpose? Should I just declare myself ineligible from the outset?

  • Dr Becca says:

    AnyEdge, if you win, I'll make you a mocktail! And there is no defeating the purpose here, as the real purpose is helping the kids!

  • sudha says:

    The organization collects proposals from teachers and makes them available to public schools through its website. Individual donors can select projects and contribute as much as they are prepared to. DonorsChoose.org then purchases necessary supplies and provides them to the schools, and generates a line-item budget which is sent to the donor.

  • Anyedge says:

    Donation made. Wonderful cause!

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