Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'm Glad I Gave These People Money

A while ago Nick Kristof wrote a column mentioning Deworm the World, the same charity that I gave $8000 to a while ago. They sent him this email:
As a direct result of your article dated December 23, 2009, we have received donations from 468 people, totaling USD 61,166 as of today. At our current operating costs, it will enable DtW to support governments around the world to deworm around 1.8 million school-aged children at risk of infection, and allow Deworm the World to continue in its mission to increase access to education through supporting, coordinating, and advocating for school-based deworming programs. Also, as your DtW statement contains about 64 words, please be advised that each word benefits 28 thousand children.
I hope I someday write a word that benefits 28 thousand children.


Steven said...

Just to say that because YOU wrote about Deworm the World, I donated and reblogged your post, so you're at least part of the way there.

nerdbound said...

I gave a couple hundred dollars after reading your earlier post, FYI. Unfortunate that that post had so many words :-P

Neil Sinhababu said...

Wow! I'm very happy to hear that. Thanks, people!