Geeks Doing Good 2016
“Buy geeky stuff. Make the world a better place.”
Each year a group of geeky fundraisers called Worldbuilders set up a geeky fund raiser to “make the world a better place”. Founded in 2008 by writer Patrick Rothfuss, they gather items from writers and artists like Karen Hallion to create an awesome fundraising campaign called “Geeks Doing Good”. This enables you to buy a number of awesome items, and the funds will go to charity. Some of the items include, Karen Hallion’s 2017 Geek Girl Calendar for $15, an entry into the JoCo Cruise 2017, and awesome t-shirts and other apparel.
They have launched a new campaign this year through the crowd funding site Indiegogo. This newest fundraising effort is available June 6th – 13th 2016.
From the site:
Making the World a Better Place
Worldbuilders was founded in 2008 by New York Times bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss to bring the geek community together to make the world a better place. We work hard to raise money for reputable charities while giving back to the community who supports us with things like giveaways, auctions, and our online store.
In addition to our annual end-of-the-year fundraiser, we have another tradition: the week-long Geeks Doing Good summer campaign. This is different from our usual lottery and auction set up, where you might win fabulous prizes, or you pay top-dollar at auction for something rare or limited. Instead, for this summer fundraiser, we’ve taken the chance out of it.
When you donate during this Geeks Doing Good campaign, you are guaranteed to get the advertised reward. They’re affordable, they’re cool, and there’s no guesswork. You pledge at the soap level, you will get a bar of beautiful, handmade soap. Wha-BOOM! Hit in the face with Awesome!
You can read more about Worldbuilders on their site, http://www.worldbuilders.org, or you can go to the current fundraiser on Indiegogo here. You can also visit their ongoing fundraising site at thetinkerspacks.com.