The 2020 Fundraiser for Heifer International starts today with livestreams by Pat Rothfuss, an Auction, and a Prize Draw!
Find out what we're up to!
We’ve made it to the last level of Jumanji: 2020 Edition. If someone had told me in January that this year would include a pandemic, social unrest, a record number of hurricanes (including a land hurricane? WTF Mother Nature?), and an extremely contentious election, I would have probably asked you what you were smoking because I wanted some too.
Every year during our End-of-Year fundraiser various Friends of Worldbuilders create "Acts of Whimsy" - sometimes just for fun, sometimes as Stretch Goals to motivate us. Check out this supercut of some past videos that have been created by people like Neil Gaiman, the "Unicorn Team", Hank Green, and of course Patrick Rothfuss!
Earlier this year in April, we teamed up with Fiona's Fineries to create geek-themed masks. We created a few options for purchase and the ability for people to donate masks. Here's an update on how the initiative has gone so far.
Back in August, I wrote a blog post about depression and how I've been dealing with The Overwhelm (TM) of the current world situation. This post is a bit of a followup to that post, and I go a bit more in depth into some of the other coping mechanisms and mentalities that have been helping me keep moving forward.
For the month of June, we focused on charities that supported communities of color and were able to donate $3,900 to The Okra Project. Here's a little bit about who they are, what they do, and how they used the donation money.
Mark your calendars, because we've announced the dates of our End-Of-Year Fundraiser! Everything will kick off on Giving Tuesday - December 1st - and last for 15 days (until December 15th).