Archive:Fund drives/2005/Q4/Day 10

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    Sunday 25 December

    A total of 234 donations were made through PayPal on Day 10, yielding the equivalent of $7,167.94 USD. The average donation that day was $30.63.

    Day total: $7,167.94

    Breakdown of Day 10 PayPal donations:

    AUD     143.20    (107.47 USD)
    CAD 	247.28 	  (203.49 USD)
    EUR 	1,174.48  (1,426.63 USD)
    GBP 	132.56 	  (237.72 USD)
    JPY 	42,112.00 (380.48 USD)
    USD 	4,812.15
    Total 	7,167.94 USD

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    Special thanks to those who gave large donations

    There was a tie for the largest donation made this day; both Larry Skarpness Jr and K J Raymond Wong gave $500 USD. There were also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular order); Marcel Duchamp, Daniel Stark, Marco Klaey, Nathan Oravetz, Thomas Azlin, Jack Child, David Harding, and 14 anonymous donors.

    Note: While large donations are great, it should be noted that about 70% of all the money donated to the Wikimedia Foundation comes from donations that are the equivalent of $50 or less and the average donation is about $25.

    Selected donor comments

    Let's all thank everybody who donated on this day by reading their comments.

    Full listing at:
    • "Wikipedia is the best information resource on the net!" by David Huston
    • "Thank you for such a great resource! It's refreshing to see the internet being put to use to serve humanity in a positive way. Keep up the great work!" by anonymous
    • "My only wish is for Wikipedia to remain impartial and free from conflict of interests." by K J RAYMOND WONG
    • "Ein bisschen Geld für eine große Sache!" by Uwe Schröder
    • "This is an amazing concept...all of the world's information in one place" by Hanna Arthur
    • "What I have gained from Wikipedia is much more than this donation..." by anonymous
    • "Por que el conocimiento sea de todos y para todos." by Eugenio de la Torre Domingo
    • "One of the best things happening on Planet Earth right now" by ADRIAN LE GRAND
    • "Thankyou to everyone who has contributed to this amazing project" by James Agnew
    • "I recommend Wikipedia to my American University students, although I also require alternate sources. Keep up the good work." by Jack Child
    • "Wikipedia is brilliant" by anonymous
    • "I cannot thank everyone involved with Wikipedia enough.. this is truly one of the greatest ongoing human endeavours of our time.. We can make history,together!" by Matthew Barba
    • "Best project in the world" by Juan Bautista Valdés Menéndez
    • "Wikipedia forever!" by anonymous

    Some of my personal favorites:

    • "This is from my girlfriend Jennifer Marcotte who uses wikipedia too regularly to write her university papers." by Alexander Besant
    • "Maybe Wikipedia is the first real route to unlocking information for those parts of the world were information is hard to get." by Ber Kessels
    • "Amazing, like having a libary on my computer" by Charles Taber
    • "The more you know, the more you know that you don't know anything. I once thought that I was the first to realize that. Happy holidays and a great new year to all. If I can do this then so can you." by Larry Skarpness Jr
    • "If only I'd had wikipedia when I was a kid." by Danilo Campos
    • "Only the educated are free. -- Epictetus" by Benjamin Oakes

    -- Daniel Mayer

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