Reminder: Donate to win swag in our annual Charity Drive sweepstakes
Doing well by doing good —
Help us set a new giving record by adding to our $35,000+ charity haul so far.
The holiday season can get busy. We get it. In between present shopping, home decoration, and endless replays of that Super Nintendo World tour with Shigeru Miyamoto, you may not have had time to take part in this year’s Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes.
Like we said, we get it.
But fear not! You still have time to donate to a good cause and get a chance to win your share of $5,000 worth of swag (no purchase necessary to win).
Thus far this year, nearly 600 readers have donated nearly $36,000 to either the Electronic Frontier Foundation or Child’s Play as part of the charity drive (EFF is leading in the donation totals by about $1,500 now, FWIW). That’s now well above the approximately $33,000 we raised last year and oh so close to breaking the record $38,861 we raised in 2016.
With about two weeks left until the charity drive wraps up on January 4, I know we can reach new heights of generosity if we all dig deep for a good cause. See below for instructions on how to enter, and check out the Charity Drive kickoff post for a complete list of available prizes.
How it works
Donating is easy. Simply donate to Child’s Play using PayPal or donate to the EFF using PayPal, credit card, or Bitcoin. You can also support Child’s Play directly by picking an item from the Amazon wish list of a specific hospital on its donation page. Donate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with—every little bit helps.
We’ll then contact the winners and have them choose their prize by January 31 (choosing takes place in the order the winners are drawn). Good luck!