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Thursday 22 December

A total of 455 donations were made through PayPal on Day 7, yielding the equivalent of $10,107.89 USD. The average donation that day was $22.22. Small increases in mail and Moneybookers donations brings those totals to $95 and $545.33 respectively. I'm still waiting for the first Dexia updates to be mailed to me.

Day total: $10,199.84

Breakdown of PayPal donations:

AUD     172.41    (129.39 USD) 
CAD 	364.36 	  (299.84 USD) 
EUR 	3,132.43  (3,804.93 USD)
GBP 	273.99 	  (491.35 USD)
JPY 	29,012.00 (262.12 USD)
USD 	5,120.26
Total 	10,107.89 USD

Copied from: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-22/report/

Special thanks to large donors

The largest donation this day was $500.00 USD and was made by Lawrence Lessig. There were also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular order); Dr Horst W Doelle, J Nasser, Sebastian Kloska, Joseph Emile MARTIN, Urs Gilgen, Frederique Guilbert, Robert Matthews, James Craig, Jonathan Brown, Chris Sachs, Andrew Maretz, Paul Seet, Tabrez Syed, Lawrence Lessig and 10 anonymous donors.

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/2005-12-22/detail/
  • "Go Wiki Go!" by Drew Williams
  • "Keep up the good work! Despite the annoying vandals, Wikipedia is great and I've learned alot through making edits. Thanks --Kmf164" by anonymous
  • "For Paul Wright for Christmas" by anonymous
  • "布施いたします。" by anonymous
  • "Thank you for showing the power of sharing." by Lee Carleton
  • "I'm poor. But I love cool stuff!" by Rasmus Rydstrom
  • "С точки зрения глобальной градации..." by anonymous
  • "without you i could not do my assignments!" by alexander onea
  • "Good job guys(and girls of course)! Every reader should donate 1 EURO and the progress bar will fast increase! Gruesse aus Deutschland!" by Oliver Moeller
  • "I've already gotten more value than my donation." by Vincent Wright
  • "I use Wikipedia so much that I would feel guilty if I didn't donate." by anonymous
  • "Ich bedanke mich!" by Alfred Soehl
  • "first point of reference for almost everything" by anonymous
  • "Quickly replacing Google as my first destination for information on a topic -- in a few years I suspect we won't know how we lived without it." by Conor Sen
  • "go portuguese wikipedia!" by Luis Fagundes
  • "Thanks mates!" by Florian Antretter
  • "Weiter So!!!!!!!" by Steffen Rehnig

Some of my personal favorites:

  • "Proof that the best things in the world are free." by Vijay P Choksi
  • "Simply the greatest website and information resource in the history of the world. I am immensely proud of this site" by Paul C. Chapman
  • "Wikipedia is built on millions of small edits. Let's keep it alive with millions of small donations." by James Lovell
  • "Wikipedia makes me look with hope at the future of humanity." by Dario Teixeira
  • "For Freedom" by James Hanks

-- Daniel Mayer

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