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Winter Wishes: MetaFilter Cares! 11th Annual Gift and Donation Drive!

It's that wonderful time of the year when MeFi gathers its resources and warm wishes to help those who need them. For those who want to go directly to the wish lists, here's the one on Amazon and here's the one on Target. [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Dec 4, 2019 - 46 comments

Winter Wishes 2019, Coming Soon!

Hello and happy winter! I just received our packet of letters for the annual gift drive (the 11th!) and I will have the wish list posted sometime before the end of the day on Monday, the 25th. If you would like to receive an email right before I do that, you can sign up here. A couple of bits of business: [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Nov 19, 2019 - 11 comments

The TENTH Annual Winter Wishes Gift Drive! MeFi Cares!

It's here! (Finally!) This year's drive marks a decade of MetaFilter's donations to New York Cares' Winter Wishes program. More details are inside, but for those in a hurry, here's the link right to the wish list. [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Dec 12, 2018 - 30 comments


The holidays are here and whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it's a time where people often spend money buying gifts for friends and family. I thought it would be cool to have a place where we might think of others. It'd be nice if we could share some links to places on the web, local organizations and communities that we can donate money to. It would signal boost these places and provide an opportunity to share some joy with others less fortunate than ourselves.
posted by Fizz on Dec 6, 2018 - 33 comments

2017 Winter Wishes Gift Drive: MetaFilter STILL Cares!

Yes, it's here! It's that beautiful time of every year where the MetaFilter community comes together to fulfill wishes for people as part of New York Cares' Winter Wishes program (and sometimes more). This year, we have kiddies, we have teens, we have seniors... and all we need is you. [Skip the details, show me the list!] [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Nov 14, 2017 - 57 comments

MFC & You: Video Games, Caring, and Sharing!

Come join MeFightClub's annual charity drive! This year's charities are RAINN and charity: water. The campaigns end January 5, 2017. [more inside]
posted by herrdoktor on Dec 26, 2016 - 9 comments

Winter Wishes Gift Drive - Update

I just wanted to offer a final wrap-up of what MeFi's generosity accomplished this year. It's pretty amazing. [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Dec 18, 2016 - 8 comments

2016 Winter Wishes Gift Drive!

It's the most... wonderful tiiime... of the year. It might not feel like it, but given how 2016 has shaped up, this might actually be it! We have a tradition every winter where MetaFilter members come together to bring joy to others for the holidays. Via New York Cares' Winter Wishes program, we fulfill wishes from children's letters -- and for the past two years, from seniors' letters, too. (Skip the details, show me the list!) [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Nov 12, 2016 - 49 comments


This thread has made me think: who's interested in putting together a MeFi cookbook? [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Apr 25, 2016 - 200 comments

2015 Winter Wishes Gift Drive: MetaFilter Cares!

It's that fantastic time of every year where MetaFilter members reach out to bring joy to others for the holidays! Via New York Cares' Winter Wishes program, we've created a beautiful annual tradition of coming together to provide gifts for kids -- and this year, some seniors. (Skip the details, show me the list!) [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Dec 1, 2015 - 53 comments

Gaming For Good

Just wanted to let folks know that we've just launched our 6th annual charity donation drive over at MefightClub. We're raising money for Child's Play and charity:water this year, and if you'd like to donate as part of our campaigns or just on your own, that would be a great thing to do. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Dec 1, 2015 - 7 comments

Achievements Galore!

Per Rotato Ad Astra! MefightClub's 2014 annual charity donation drive has come to an end for another year [2013][2012][2011][2010], and I'm proud to announce we've collected US$4300 for Child's Play and charity:water. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 15, 2015 - 9 comments

Is there an official Metafilter Charity we can donate to for Christmas?

I was just wondering is there an official (or at least majority agreed) charity that Mefite's can give to in Metafilters name ? I know some people like to give to specific charities during this time of year. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Dec 7, 2014 - 30 comments

2014 Winter Wishes Gift Drive: MetaFilter Cares!

It's that fantastic time of the year when MetaFilter comes together to provide gifts for kids! (Spare me the details, just give me the list.) [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie on Nov 2, 2014 - 64 comments


A group of Mefites are participating in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. And we need your help with a few items that require people living in specific cities! [more inside]
posted by divka on Aug 7, 2014 - 52 comments

The Achievements Keep On Rollin'

Per Rotato Ad Astra! MefightClub's annual charity donation drive has just wound up for another year [last year] [2011] [2010], and we've raised $5292.66 to go to Child's Play and Direct Relief (with a sprinkling to other worthy charities as well). [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 2, 2014 - 23 comments

Achievement Unlocked, Again

Speaking of love, as a quick followup to this post about this year's MefightClub donation drive for the Child's Play charity, we've wrapped it up with a total of $5500 dollars donated, beating last year's total and easily surpassing our goal. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 1, 2013 - 21 comments


Child's Play Charity collects money, toys, and video games to improve the lives of the young patients in children's hospitals across the world. Over at MefightClub we've just started our third annual annual donation drive. [previously] [previouslier] If you'd like to donate too, we'd love for you to do so under the MefightClub as MeFi-offshoot banner, but donation any which way would be a fine thing for you to do. It is a Good Cause. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Dec 3, 2012 - 20 comments

Achievement Unlocked!

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! [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 11, 2012 - 25 comments

Men of metafilter: A call to arms!

C'mon men of Metafilter. We need to up our Kiva loans! [more inside]
posted by Diag on Nov 15, 2011 - 38 comments

Team Metafilter hits $50k

Kiva Team Metafilter slips through the $50,000 of loans mark. [more inside]
posted by biffa on Sep 26, 2011 - 14 comments

36 hours of dodgeball later

Congratulations to MeFi's newest world record holder, ImBitman! AskMe prep question: What do ridiculous marathon athletes eat?
posted by avocet on Jan 11, 2011 - 27 comments

MefightClub: not just pew-pew!

Affiliated community news: Yesterday, MefightClub ended a two-week donation drive and donated $4155 to Child's Play charity, an organization that collects donations for toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Dec 21, 2010 - 28 comments

Groupons for charity

Attention Metafilter Kiva team and DonorsChoose.org advocates: Groupon is currently offering to "boost your donation" with a groupon purchase to either (or both!) of these sites. [more inside]
posted by sarahnade on Dec 13, 2010 - 6 comments

One year old and no name.

Alright, this morning some of us were entertained by an FPP which reminded me that we're now one year on from the 100k raffle and jamaro has yet to name the 100k-reserved account. What's up and when can we expect the suspense to end??!? [more inside]
posted by gman on Nov 20, 2010 - 49 comments


Holiday Heads up! After the great success of last year's gift drive, I'm organizing another for this holiday season. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 10, 2010 - 45 comments

An Update and A Thanks.

Updates to An Honored Mefite In Trouble, Loquacious is out of the hospital and thanks to the generosity of everyone who's donated thus far, he is now in a position to consider new opportunities which weren't available to him before. Things are looking up. The charity auction is going strong, with the first auction closing today. Many thanks all. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 31, 2010 - 34 comments

47: Creepypasta

Our last podcast of the year was recorded on December 11th and covers the last month or so on the sites including the charity drive/raffle and the favorites kerfuffle. It runs about an hour long, with notes inside. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Dec 17, 2009 - 29 comments

Paypal update

Paypal update: after two weeks of stalling, it's off to final review. Results should come in a few more days. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Dec 3, 2009 - 125 comments

100K raffle is over! Congrats to jamaro!

The 100K raffle is over! In just four days, we raised $12,745 for five good causes thanks to the generosity of several hundred mefites. Video of the drawing here...or if you can't stand the suspense, winners and miscellaneous details are below the fold. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 20, 2009 - 253 comments

Raffling off the big 100K

We're raffling off usernumber 100000! For the next week Through Friday, you can buy $5 raffle tickets (to benefit your choice of five charitable orgs) for a chance to win the big account and airfare to a meetup of your choice. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 16, 2009 - 676 comments

100k auction?

Behind the scenes, we've been thinking about what the 100,000th user on MeFi would mean, and how we could commemorate it, so I'm floating our idea here... [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 9, 2009 - 232 comments

I'm Dreaming of a Blue Christmas

Last year we gave a little girl a bicycle. Anyone interested in getting together to sponsor a whole family? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 2, 2009 - 125 comments

In the city of mighty facial hair

Will this man's beard lift a real live human being? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Mar 27, 2009 - 20 comments

Public radio is awesome!

Today's Marketplace (skip to 22:30) from American Public Media made a special comment on the Givewell Holden Karnofsky astroturfing saga, almost certainly due to feedback by you people.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Dec 23, 2008 - 120 comments

Gallagher III?

This Nested post was brought to you by Matt Haughey ... [more inside]
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys on Oct 20, 2008 - 60 comments

Bet on books, help kids get books

The Morning News is throwing their annual Tournament of Books to figure out the best book of 2007. A new twist this year is the Making Book Tournament where you bet on what the winner will be, with the proceeds going to First Book, a literacy foundation. MeFi is dollar matching bets up to $1,000 for the contest.
posted by mathowie on Mar 4, 2008 - 18 comments

taosbat SOS

Tragic news from one of our own. May I be the first to suggest we get a best answer for this question and make donations as a group? I don't know what else to do. Ideas?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 3, 2007 - 25 comments

Mefi compilation album idea

Various artists: Feelin' Blue (Metafilter Records, 2006)
Given the response to cortex's excellent music post, and given the range and quality of music on offer, I have an idea that will make us all rich and famous* [follow me inside...]
posted by nylon on Apr 16, 2006 - 81 comments

Charity contest idea

Last week's fundraiser became a sad debacle, and there's certainly no point retreading that ground. But I really like the idea of MeFites raising money for charity, and I think it's fun to make it a competition. I came up with an idea for a new, and hopefully friendlier and less divisive, contest for charity. I'd like to hear what you folks think. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Oct 24, 2005 - 54 comments

matteo's commentary on the dios vs. rothko contest

"You guys have some sense of outrage over something that was a goof".
O.K., let's play, then, since it's such a funny a goof, apparently. I volunteer for the next MetaSurvivor round -- let's give my many MeFi friends a nice fat chance to vote me off the island. Two requests, though. 500 dollars are bad for my ego, let's make it 1,000. And I don't care enough about CreativeCommons (sorry!), so if you want to kick me out you have to donate to these guys. Who wants to play with me?
posted by matteo on Oct 21, 2005 - 65 comments

The dios vs. Rothko contest is over!

Holy crap, the BATTLE IS OVAH!!!
posted by mathowie on Oct 21, 2005 - 57 comments

MetaFilter Fundraising for Fun

Announcing the new MetaFilter Fundraising for Fun project. dios and rothko/AlexReynolds have agreed to let you guys vote with your dollars, for charity. Throw some cash into the till for the guy you want to take a break for a week, and in the end it all goes to Creative Commons' fundraiser. Think of it as a charity dunk tank: you put down five bucks to toss a few at the guy you love to hate. It'll run for a week, so let's make the fun last.
posted by mathowie on Oct 19, 2005 - 184 comments

Hurricane Relief

Fionab had the excellent idea of setting up a MetaFilter Hurricane Relief Fund. It's gone live now. (More inside.)
posted by Vidiot on Sep 4, 2005 - 18 comments

MeFi Help for Katrina Students?

We used to sponsor a Mefi scholarship. There will be so many displaced students from Katrina - maybe we could reinstitute some Mefi scholarships for kids who need to relocate or change colleges? Just a potential idea for a way we could hep as a community.
posted by madamjujujive on Sep 3, 2005 - 8 comments

A grayish "may derive benefit" bracelet around here somewhere

I question the nature of this post.
posted by furtive on Apr 27, 2005 - 21 comments

Filtering for Dollars

'Filtering for Dollars: Let's ignore the questions about the veracity of the claims of the particular user here. Where is the line when it comes to soliciting money via Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by daveadams on Feb 28, 2005 - 178 comments

Maybe this is only the second best

I was thinking, you know, maybe a post about a celebrity giving money to charity isn't so "best of the web."
posted by orange clock on Jan 26, 2005 - 12 comments

Circulate this web address to you friends and neighbours. Don't depend on others.

Turn Mefi in a telemarketing call to support your charity of choice. Do the right thing. I said so. So do it now.
posted by NortonDC on Nov 7, 2001 - 17 comments

The One World Ribbon Project

The One World Ribbon Project. Is this a temporary and necessary relaxing of the rule against self-linking? Or does it set a bad precedent?
posted by gd779 on Sep 16, 2001 - 10 comments

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