Folks, huge news! The #HolidayChallenge just passed $1,000,000. That's a million dollars for charities.
As many of you know, I'm helping to fund the CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge to help nonprofits around the country raise money this holiday season. This is many of the orgs' year-end fundraising campaign, and they could really use your help.
There are some really good causes that funds are being raised for, and I'm so inspired. There are animal rights and sanctuary orgs, greenhouse projects, promotion of education, veterans, mental health, human rights groups, women's health, self-esteem and body image groups, orgs raising money to help children with diseases, literacy campaigns, and the list goes on, and on.
If you're able, take a look through all of the good orgs participating in this challenge, and give to one that really sticks out to you.
This week the Bonus Challenge is fun, the first two fundraising teams to raise $250, beginning at noon EST each day, will go head to head in a heated game of rock, paper, scissors. The winner each day will get $1,500 for their cause. You can help decide who wins this week.
Bonus Challenge #1 was won by Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance.
Bonus Challenge #2 was won by Cure JM.
Bonus Challenge #3 was won by Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.
Bonus Challenge #4 is happening right now.
There are seven Bonus Challenges total and they're all listed here.
There are a lot of Huffington Post winners so far. 119 teams have raised at least $1,000 for their cause, winning at least one of the HuffPost prizes. HuffPost is offering "tiered" prizes during the Challenge, which are called "HuffPost Prizes for Everyone" because they're non-competitive. If you raise the money required in a tier, you get the prize and when you reach the next tier, you get that prize too.
When CrowdRise was gearing up for the #HolidayChallenge, five charities won "Get your charity profiled by a HuffPost reporter." They are:
• Building Botswana
• Chicago Adventure Therapy
• Toilet Hackers
Now head on over to the Holiday Challenge, and let's try to raise $2M for charity, what do ya say?