The wonderful people at mental_floss are putting on a Trivia Show night in New York, with all proceeds going to the Project for Awesome! How cool is that?
The New York event is May 14th at the Flatiron Room, and tickets (available here) are $15 (this includes admittance to the show, a drink, hors d’oeuvres, and chances to win rad prizes). Grab your friends, head on down, and have a great night of fun & weirdness, all for a good cause. Note that the New York event is 21+ (as it’s in a bar).
More information regarding additional Trivia Show nights in Chicago and San Francisco is forthcoming; see here for details.
Trivia and decreasing worldsuck: what could be better?!
As the crisis in the Central African Republic worsens and the UN attempts to evacuate Muslims at risk, it seems likely that the refugee crisis in and around the CAR will be a long-term issue. The UN reports that more than 1.8 million people have already been displaced.
I was really encouraged to hear today from Save the Children that most of their $50,000 Project for Awesome grant will go to relief efforts in and around the Central African Republic. (The remainder will go toward ongoing relief efforts relating to the Syrian civil war.)
So I just wanted you to know where at least part of the P4A money is heading. As we hear from other organizations about how they’re spending their grants, I’ll let you know.
Personal plea: It only takes ten seconds to click the link above, scroll down, and hit VOTE for Save the Children. You can watch my video about Save’s work here.
Yes, Grace, it’s real.
WE DID IT!!!!!!!!! Nerdfighters have raised over $700,000 for the Project For Awesome through the Indiegogo including the matched donations pledged by our anonymous donors. That. Is. Bananas. Joe Bereta and Elliott Morgan are hosting the livestream at this link. Now more than ever it’s important to be careful and thoughtful with your vote, so look through the charities at ProjectForAwesome.com and vote accordingly.
French. The. Llama. We just hit $600,000 on ProjectForAwesome.com. Donate to the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck now at the Indiegogo.