And with that donation, we’ve hit 17.1 liters of blood donated, as well as hitting last year’s record of 17 L.
Prizes Needed for Seeds of Kindness 2: Faithful and Strong
Thanks to the contributions of so many musicians and artists and to the generosity of you all, Seeds of Kindness has managed to raise over €37,000 ($47,000) and fully fund three Your Siblings projects: a clinic in Uganda, the Green Village for street children in Burundi and the expansion of an orphanage in Tanzania.
Following this success, dozens of musicians from the pony fan community over at My Little Remix are now close to the completion of another charity album, Faithful and Strong. All proceeds will go towards funding the Safe Project in Uganda, an HIV-stricken country where more than 2.3 million children are orphaned due to AIDS. By expanding the orphanage and building a chicken farm to guarantee its long-term sustainability, this project will provide to this lost generation care and education and guarantee them a brighter future.
To help support this cause, we are looking for gifts and prizes to be offered to the top donors, such as custom figurines, plushies, paintings, commissions for any of these, or electronic items such as games. With the previous iteration of Seeds of Kindness, the sum of all donations from the ten prize winners added up to as much as €9,800 thanks to these generous contributions! If you would like to offer such items, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all so much once again for your amazing ongoing support,
Bronies for Good
Nurse Red Heart’s Round-Up Addendum: Platelets and some clarifications.
Hey Everyone! We just wanted to make a quick follow up post to some initial feedback that we’ve had in Nurse RedHeart’s Round Up, so have this awesome art of Nurse herself and be sure check out the information below!
We’ve recently had a great question brought up, “Would donating platelets count towards the drive?” And the answer is, absolutely yes!
Donating Platelets (Or White Blood Cells), is type of blood donation that only extracts one part of the blood you donate. When you donate normally, you give what is known as “whole” blood, (both your various blood cells and plasma) which is what is used in blood transfusions or other necessary procedures. However, when you donate platelets, your blood is drawn through a needle to a centrifuge that separates the Platelets from your “whole blood”. the remaining blood product is the returned to your body through another needle connected to your other arm.
Like how you regularly donate blood, You also must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Before you donate, you also need to be in good health to ensure the maximum amount of white blood cells.
So instead of counting this a normal unit-based donation within the drive, we ask that you specify that you donated platelet’s on your post to Bronies for the Better (MODEDIT: Hey that’s us!) so that we can start of a separate tally of that as well.
Now for a few responses to other common questions we’ve been getting:
”Can I still be a part of the raffle if I am in Europe?”
Yes, you are also eligible for the raffle. Just be sure to follow the instructions on posting, and you shall be counted into the raffle!
“Will enlisting and working as a blood drive or site volunteer during the span of the NHH event make you eligible for the raffle?”
Yes, but you will need to show us some sort of proof of this, such as a registration confirmation, or an account of your volunteering experience from a verifiable blood drive initiative in your community.
“Can I make multiple entries into the raffle if I donate and volunteer at a blood drive event in my community?”
No, even if you do both, we will only be allowing one entry into the raffle per person.
That’s it for now everyone. Be sure to donate if you can and as always, take care!
Love and Solidarity,
Bronies for Good.
Bronies For Good Announces Nurse RedHeart’s Round-Up Reboot. And we’re collaborating with them.
It’s a combination of a charity raffle and a blood drive. It was a big sucess last year, and seeing as there’s been a lot of enthusiasm for it, they’ve decided to make it an annual thing. And so, here we are: The second community-wide blood drive.
But here’s the thing: We’re working with them on this. People will be submitting their ‘proof of purchase’ per-say to this very tumblr. Not only so Bronies For Good can verify and enter them, but in the process we get a neat little wall of people who have done good.
So let’s get to it!
In case you haven’t heard, Andrea Libman’s signed art piece at the Everfree charity auction raised $2,000 alone for Seattle Children’s.
Charity Raffle for ‘Ponies for Oxygen’
Remember ‘Ponies for Oxygen’ (http://www.indiegogo.com/poniesforoxygen)? Well,Bronies For Good will be doing a RAFFLE for them at the upcoming Brony Bazaar in Manehattan on September 1 (http://www.meetup.com/Bronies-NYC/events/77707312/). There will be some awesome prizes! Who knows… maybe even ‘Snuggle Truck’! So, be there— and, if you can’t be there, try to toss a few bits PfO’s way!
This was just up on the ‘Bronies’ facebook page. I’d check it out if I were you.
DO IT FOR THE SNUGGLE TRUCKS
Galacon auction raised € 8,145.00 for Seeds of Kindness
This is the equivalent of $10,008, breaking Bronycon’s previous record in charity at our fandom’s conventions.
Just a Little Quick Math with Brony Charities
As of August 8th (Being Today)
Combing the totals of some of the various completed and ungoing fundraisers:
Art for Africa + Seeds of Kindness + Smile! + Humble Brony Bundle + Kiki’s Cancer Fund + Helping is Magic + Allspark (2011 & 2012) + Faust’s Charity Auctions + Operation: Sharing Kindness + Arcade Box + The Davulous Ride
$189,152.73 $199,811.73 raised for various charities and other good causes through the events and charities listed above. (Rounded up to the nearest cent)
Almost two thousand dollars. (And by the time you’re likely reading this now, those charities have likely surpassed it.)