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Ars village gives some-more than $36,000 in annual gift drive

Over the last month or so, I’ve been pestering Ars readers to give as much as they could in the 2017 Charity Drive sweepstake. All told, Ars Technica readers donated $36,738.11 to Child’s Play and the EFF by the 2017 gift drive. That’s a bit next the roughly $38,000 gait in the last two years, but the sum is still much aloft than every other year we’ve run the drive. Good job!

Thanks to everybody who gave whatever they could. We’re still very early in the routine of selecting and notifying winners of the swag giveaway, so don’t tatter if you haven’t listened if you’re a leader yet. In the meantime, enjoy these discerning stats from the 2017 drive.

  • 2017 Fundraising total: $36,012.37 (down $2,848.69 from 2016)

    • Total given to Child’s Play: $13,876.76 (down $1,162.98)
    • Total given to the EFF: $22,135.61 (down $1,562.76)
  • Number of particular donations: 545 (down 120)
    • Child’s Play donations: 265 (down 85)
    • EFF donations: 277  (down 38)
  • Average donation: $66.44 (up $8.19)
    • Child’s Play normal donation: $52.37 (up $9.51)
    • EFF normal donation: $79.91 (up $4.45)
  • Median donation: $25 (even)
    • Median Child’s Play donation: $25 (up $0.04)
    • Median EFF donation: $25 (even)
  • Top singular donation: $1,500 (to EFF)
  • Donations of $1,000 or more: 4
  • Donations of $100 or more: 119
  • $1 donations: 4 (every little bit helps!)
  • Total gift donations from Ars Technica drives given 2007 (approximate): $282,715.24
    • 2016: $38,738.11
    • 2015: $38,861.06
    • 2014: $25,094.31
    • 2013: $23,570.13
    • 2012: $28,713.52
    • 2011: ~$26,000
    • 2010: ~$24,000
    • 2009: ~$17,000
    • 2008: ~$12,000
    • 2007: ~$10,000


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