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At the end of a three-week funding drive, MefightClub has collected $4444.44 dollars (gamers to the end!) for our 2011 donation to the Child's Play charity, which delivers games to sick kids in hospitals. Well played, Mefighters!

This year, as last, we gave ourselves a few weeks to do it, but we started a bit late this time so we're just wrapping up. Thanks to everyone who donated, and if anyone who missed out feels like kicking a few tax-deductible (if you're American) dollars in to help out sick kids, well, that'd be a right neighborly thing to do.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to MetaFilter-Related at 2:49 PM (25 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

You are wonderful. Nice going.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:51 PM on January 11, 2012


Huzzah!
posted by shakespeherian at 2:52 PM on January 11, 2012


Well done :)
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:53 PM on January 11, 2012


Go mefighters!
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:55 PM on January 11, 2012


Hooray of us! I hope they decide to put us on the sponsor page again.
posted by absalom at 3:28 PM on January 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


"of us?"

Jesus Christ, man. Settle down.
posted by absalom at 3:28 PM on January 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh man. I haven't been on mfc in months. :(

I'll make sure I kick in some dough, but I really wish I had seen this in December before I saw my credit card balance.
posted by ODiV at 3:33 PM on January 11, 2012


That's OK -- I wrote '$X dollars', after which I gently palmed my face.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:34 PM on January 11, 2012


Er, that was in reply to abs...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:34 PM on January 11, 2012


Don't worry, that was obvious. Yay of us!
posted by ODiV at 3:35 PM on January 11, 2012


Mefightclub: Hooray of us!
posted by liquidindian at 3:47 PM on January 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


MeFighters are some of the nicest people around, and this proves it! Way to go, MFC!
posted by gemmy at 5:25 PM on January 11, 2012


Gamers like fours? This is a thing?

Good job doing something awesome!
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:39 PM on January 11, 2012


Gamers like fours? This is a thing?

Nah, it was just people having fun gaming the donations before the deadline, trying to get a nice, memorable number for the final total. And 6 fours in a row is pretty much a critical hit!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:47 PM on January 11, 2012


Gamers like fours? This is a thing?
Naw, see, it was all like, cool n shit, people givin money to charity in nice whole chunks of dough. Ten here, a hundred there, people were just pop-pop-popping and donating. And then things slowed down, or something, and some dood was like, fuck this shit, imagonna donate a prime number or some shit like that. And then this other dood was like, whut the fuck, I gotta even this shit out. And then some other dood, or possibly the same original dood, was like haha fuck you I'm posting another uneven amount.

And so there was this cycle of doodage with more doods coming together. Katamari Dadoodage of dough. That sounds so durrrty, but that's the way we roll.

MFC makes us such sluts for games we game for charity's gain.
posted by herrdoktor at 6:19 PM on January 11, 2012 [6 favorites]


Good job, yay!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:38 PM on January 11, 2012


Herrdoktor, all this doodage makes me think maybe you're pretending you're not a Prinny. It's not working, though, you haven't tricked anyone.

Awesome work, guys, and I'm taking this as my regular reminder that I really need to join MefightClub. Maybe next time I can contribute!
posted by belissaith at 8:16 PM on January 11, 2012


I still love you MeFighters.
posted by ColdChef at 8:45 PM on January 11, 2012


And we love you back!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:24 PM on January 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's amazing, mefighters; mefighters with hearts made of gold!
posted by livinglearning at 10:49 PM on January 11, 2012


Good job, guys!
posted by Kwine at 7:54 AM on January 12, 2012


ok, this is awesome. d00ds.
posted by owtytrof at 9:26 AM on January 12, 2012


There are cheaper, more fulfilling ways to get games and DVDs into the hands of kids at children's hospitals. Put a box with a sign on it in the office of your kid's school. You will find yourself emptying it several times over the course of a month; easily 300 discs. We had kids actually turn in their favorite games and DVDs; not just the bleh.
posted by Brocktoon at 3:42 PM on January 14, 2012


I dunno, I think we're all feeling pretty fulfilled. But you know, thanks for the advice and all.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:04 PM on January 14, 2012


Brocktoon: "There are cheaper, more fulfilling ways to get games and DVDs into the hands of kids at children's hospitals. Put a box with a sign on it in the office of your kid's school. You will find yourself emptying it several times over the course of a month; easily 300 discs. We had kids actually turn in their favorite games and DVDs; not just the bleh."

The nice thing about donating money is that it's fungible. Not much use collecting a box full of games if the hospital still can't afford the console to allow anyone to play them.
posted by Hargrimm at 8:03 PM on January 15, 2012


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