Geeks Doing Good FAQ

Our summer Geeks Doing Good event is a week-long celebration of new products and amazing deals you won’t see anywhere else! This event takes place on our online store, Worldbuilders Market (formerly The Tinker’s Packs). By shopping during Geeks Doing Good, you join a community of wonderful people all looking to make the world a little bit better. You get to do good, and in return, you get something awesome!

As always, all proceeds from Worldbuilders Market go to Worldbuilders to support our mission of uniting the geek community into a massive force to fund education, opportunity, and sustainable self-sufficiency for families and communities worldwide.

If you have any questions not answered here, feel free to email us at questions@worldbuilders.org and we’ll help.

Up until 2018, we ran this event on Indiegogo. We’ve since made some adjustments to streamline the whole event, though, so now you can shop at Worldbuilders Market and get yourself a mix of brand new products and your favorite goods!

On the store, we’ll debut a bunch of new products, including some you may not ever see again. We’ll also have deals on our current products, meaning you should be able to find something you’ll love! You can shop to your heart’s content, and know that every purchase helps us do good in the world.

The event only lasts a week (early June – dates TBD), and is a whirlwind of geeky goodies!

Once the event ends, there’s a lull while we get things manufactured and shipped out. We’ll keep you updated on the fulfillment timetable on our blog, and through our newsletter.

That’s easier than ever this year! Just add everything you want to your shopping cart, and complete the checkout process. Done and done!

Unfortunately, no. Since you will be receiving a product or service, most places won’t allow for this to be tax-deductible.

Exceptions are for any simple money donations added at checkout – since you will not be receiving anything in exchange for that donation, these are tax-deductible. If you add on a donation at checkout, you’ll be emailed a separate donation receipt for tax purposes.

That’s easy! Just drop us a line at questions@worldbuilders.org or orders@worldbuildersmarket.com and let us know who you are and what your new address is. We’ll update your order to make sure you get your stuff.

The short answer: you should have most of your order arriving in one box before Christmas…. barring any complications. We’ll let you know if there are any delays.

The more complex answer: we’ll be trying to ship everyone’s order in consolidated packages. Since many of the items are preorders, we place orders with our manufacturers right away at the end of the event. There are different production times for different products, so some things arrive right away, while others can take a few months to make.

While we’re waiting for (and coordinating) production of items, we’re updating addresses and doing a lot of pre-shipment organization to make sure we can ship thousands of items in the most efficient way possible.

As soon as things start arriving in the building, we start packing boxes, and send out big waves of orders. Once we start shipping, the entire process takes us about a month – there are only six of us, so each box is hand-packed with care, love, and geekiness.

After the packages leave our doors, everything is in the hands of the shipping service you selected at checkout. For international orders using UPS Mail Innovations, note that shipping can take an average of 3-8 weeks.

What a good follow up question! Since everything is now run through Worldbuilders Market, you’ll get an email with your tracking info once your package has shipped. It’s easier than ever!