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Monday 19 December

The equivalent of $12,735.50 USD was donated through PayPal on Day 4 (Monday 19 December), making it the second most successful day so far in this drive! A total of 628 individual donations (the second highest) were made yielding an average donation of $20.28 (lowest average thus far). Dexia total for the day is €110 ($132.19) via 5 donations. Accumulated donations passed the $50,000 milestone on Day 4!

Total for the day: $12,867.69

Here is the PayPal breakdown for Day 4:

AUD     429.03    (321.99 USD)
CAD 	823.33 	  (677.53 USD)
EUR 	2,297.97  (2,791.32 USD)
GBP 	578.73 	  (1,037.84 USD)
JPY 	17,274.00 (156.07 USD)
USD 	7,750.76
Total 	12,735.50 USD

Copied from: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-19/report/

Selected donor comments

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

From: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-19/detail/

Here are some examples that caught my eye:

  • "De plus en plus utile! Merci!" by Etienne Boucher
  • "Protect Our Free Speach" by anonymous
  • "Thank you for all the information (and fun) I've had from you" by Steve Czyrko
  • "Thank you so much for such a fantastic resource!" by Emily Gillis
  • "Wikipedia is the culmination of all that is good about the information age." by anonymous
  • "Wikipedia is one of the pillars of the egalitarian Internet" by Christian Cotichini
  • "Very happy to support this excellent project - User:Ianblair23" by IAN S BLAIR
  • "Wikipedia is the single greatest asset to knowledge on the Internet." by Adam Greenfield
  • "A small price compared to the priceless knowledge gained." by anonymous
  • "What a lovely place to get information." by anonymous
  • "Your site has become a treasure-trove of information for me. Please take this as a small token of my esteeem" by James Kamakahi
  • "I am proud to support the greatest learning resource on the web." by Simon Smith
  • "Human knowledge should not be subject to intimidation" by anonymous
  • "Was gut ist muß gut bleiben." by Ulf Kuessner
  • "Thank you for using the Internet for good." by anonymous
  • "Borg Lojasiewicz : Thank You to everyone who contributed to the expansion of my prosthetic mind." by wanda lojasiewicz
  • "Wikipedia has helped me many times in the past and I hope it will help me many times in the future." by Henrique Rodrigues
  • "This is truly a great resource that deserves community support. Let's keep it free for all who may seek knowledge and information." by John Woody
  • "The finest resource on the web." by Tvrtko Crnkovic-Dodig
  • "A buck a week! Well worth it." by John Hahn

My personal favorites:

  • "For the future" by Samuel Borgman
  • "Drop by drop the sea rises..." by Rene Rex
  • "It is a far better thing we do..." by Ian Yorston
  • "the light of truth can be hidden but not stopped" by Timothy Bates
  • "You make me look smart." by anonymous
  • "Merry Festivus!" by Chai Trakulthai

-- Daniel Mayer

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