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Thursday 29 December

A total of 287 donations were made through PayPal on Day 14, yielding the equivalent of $9,835.33 USD; an increase of $695.51 over Day 13. The average donation this day was $27.47. A total of 7 Dexia donations today brought in €485 ($586.72).

MoneyBookers donations since the last update two days ago amounted to a record $471.59 thanks in large part to a single donation for about $300. The MoneyBookers total is now $1281.89. No mail donation updates to report today.

Day total: $10,893.64

Breakdown of Day 14 PayPal donations:

AUD     143.60    (107.77 USD)
CAD 	210.43 	  (173.16 USD)
EUR 	2,190.58  (2,660.88 USD)
GBP 	116.03 	  (208.08 USD)
JPY 	56,348.00 (509.10 USD)
USD 	6,176.34
Total 	9,835.33 USD

Copied from: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-29/report/

Special thanks to those who gave large donations

Lydia Bell gave the largest donation this day; $1000 USD. There were also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular order); AKIRA NUKIYAMA, Sahadevan Harikrishnan, Christian Bai, G E Whittenburg, Philip Sung, and 17 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: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-29/detail/
  • "Wikipedia:Bounty board bounty for shoe polish, particularly for the contributions of en:User:Proto." by Michael Crouch
  • "I often type "wiki" during a google search." by Tyler Totman
  • "Wikipedia has set an important milestone in open source knowledge and deserves our support." by Brian Khan
  • "Pour préserver l'indépendance de cette source unique de connaissances" by anonymous
  • "Knowledge is power! To the Board and the many contributors worldwide. A BIG Thanks!" by anonymous
  • "An extremely informative resources. I can spend hours reading. One page leads to the next..." by anonymous
  • "Gerne unterstütze ich die interessanteste Internet-Site der Welt" by Olav Groehn
  • "keep on giving knowledge. I love Wikipedia." by anonymous
  • "Wikipedia must go on!!" by anonymous
  • "un piccolo contributo per una grande causa: la conoscena a portata di tutti. continuate così ragazzi!" by sabrina vanzo
  • "I subscribe to Wiki's projects wholeheartedly" by AKIRA NUKIYAMA
  • "Out of sheer gratitude for Wikipedia" by Sahadevan Harikrishnan
  • "A little something back for the huge amount of free knowledge you supply...Thank you!" by Jacqueline Newmark
  • "I am not afraid to call Wikipedia the most amazing project on the web." by Mher Hakobyan
  • "Keep ad-free! And tnx for the xmas card :-)" by Ernst Mulder
  • "Wikimedia is what the whole internet is supposed to be like." by Cornelius Hardenbergh
  • "Brilliant!" by Thomas Feledy

Some of my personal favorites:

  • "About time i gave something back!" by anonymous
  • "As a student I don't have much, but if something is worth keeping up, it's Wikipedia." by anonymous
  • "I'm a student and I'm really pressed for cash right now. But f*ck it, this is for humanity." by Josef Falk
  • "Merci, wiki, de nous prouver que nous ne sommes pas tous stupides et que nous pouvons tous faire avancer la conscience humaine generale." by Alexandre Laronze
  • "Man, to think of the work I'd be doing if there wasn't wikipedia..." by anonymous :)
  • "Amazing idea, still amazes me every time I use it." by anonymous

-- Daniel Mayer

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