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If you're here, you probably donated, so the first thing we have to say is: thank you. Sincerely thank you. You've made a difference - every donation does.

But what Fandom Gives is trying to do is harness the immense and inspiring energy of fandom to change the world for the better, so let's see how much of a difference we all make together. Tell us who you donated to, and how much, and at the end of the two weeks, we will be able to see just how big a force for good fandom can be when it wants to be.

Tell us how much you gave, and to whom!


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Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
What a truly marvelous idea. I hope people dig deep! I decided that I would give $10 for every instance of rape, sexual abuse and incest in my own fanfic to RAINN.
Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
I make that $425 dollars in the first dozen donations (assuming £1=$2). Amazing. And heartwarming.
Jun. 2nd, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
WONDERFUL idea! I've donated and will spread the word, too...
Jun. 2nd, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
This is the comment I posted in my RAINN donation:

"This donation is offered in honor of the LiveJournal community, fandom_gives, which is a response to the banning of numerous LJ communities and personal journals simply because they listed abuse-related topics in their interests.

We fen would like to make a clear demonstration of the truth that it is possible to explore disturbing content in art, fiction, and reflective pieces, while reviling and actively working against real-life abuse . We offer our support to survivors of rape, incest, and child molestation in the most concrete way we have available."
Jun. 5th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
I shamelessly stole your beautiful words to include in my comments to RAINN, only changing "fen" to "fans, artists, and writers." (In case they didn't know what that 'fen' is one of the plurals for 'fan.')

I sincerely hope that you don't mind.
- manycolored - Jun. 5th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
- vikingprincess - Jun. 5th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 2nd, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
In the RAINN partner field, I put "fandom_gives."

I figured my donation to that charity was enough of a statement as to my feelings toward its work, so I didn't put a wonderful comment like manycolored did. I did, however, state that I wasn't purchasing anything from LJ (notably the PA).
Jun. 2nd, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
24 donations: $860 US (assuming $2/pound).
Jun. 2nd, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
I gave $25.00 to RAINN. Plus I'm going to put up a link and issue a challenge for others to give. This is a wonderful thing to do. :)
Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
$25 to RAINN.

Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
This is a WONDERFUL idea! I was going to give them the amount I usually give to LJ for my paid account and extra user pics, but that's not an option, unfortunately. T-T Thanks for coming up with this!
Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
That's what I did - $19.95 for the year's account, $10 for the user pics, then converted it into NZ dollars. It came out pretty much exactly $40, so apparently the kiwi dollar's pretty strong right now. o.o It used to be more like $60.
- sakurakiss - Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:24 am (UTC) - Expand
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- sakurakiss - Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:38 am (UTC) - Expand
- jexia - Jun. 3rd, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
Hello! I love this idea, and I will be giving the money I had set aside for a permanent account to RAINN. I started off with $25 and then set up automatic monthly payments of $10. It's not as big a hit to my credit card as the perm account would have been and it covers more time, and is for a better cause.

Thank you for this community and idea! The money that I'd spend on my now cancelled paid accounts will also be given to the charities listed here in 2008 and beyond.

Jun. 3rd, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
$25 dollars to RAINN. An excellent idea, it shows that we are more than just random people reading random stuff, we are a community.
Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)
$25 Canadian to Kids Help phone :)
Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
By my tally (and time zone), we've made it over US$1500 in the first day! Let's keep it going, folks!
Jun. 3rd, 2007 10:19 am (UTC)
Mankind UK appears not to be cheques-only if you donate through CAF Online, which is a big UK portal for charity donations. I believe dezzikitty and I have made donations to all four UK charities on the list that way, but perhaps we ought to wait a few days to make sure our donations don't bounce as undeliverable, or equivalent... :-/
Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Great idea! Just wanted to also let you know that your link in the donate post for Prevent Child Abuse leads to an error page because it has an additional LJ url in there.
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