UPDATE 18 Dec: The poll has finished and the top 4 charities for this Christmas are:
- Doctors without Borders
- Beyond Blue
- Cancer Council Australia
They will be receiving $3,645 of donation each. Thanks to everyone who participated.
UPDATE 14 Dec: Please vote on the charities now we have all the suggestions. There are 258 unique commenters at this point thus OzBargain will donate $12,000 + $10 x 258 = $14,580 this Christmas. The top 4 voted charities will receive $3,645 of donation.
It's December and OzBargain has planned to donate at least $12,000 to the charities this Christmas. We have already made more than $50,000 contributions to various charity organisations in Australia over the last 3 years, and for this year the plan is a little bit different. We will be taking suggestions from the commenters again, similar to our last EoFY donation. However to be fair to each of the charities suggested, votes will not be allowed until I have got a full list of suggestions. So basically it would be in two stages — first I am getting the suggestions from the commenters, and then I'll reset votes on all the poll options so all of them would start out equal.
Moreover, like last year's Christmas donations, we will be donating $12,000 + $10 x number of unique commenters in this thread until this Saturday night. So for example if 300 user accounts commented in this post, we will then donate $12,000 + $10 x 300 = $15,000 to the charities.
We will pick the top 4 charities based on number of votes, and then equally distribute the total amount to those charity groups.
The timeline would go like this:
- 9 Dec — start taking suggestions
- 13 Dec 11:59PM — suggestions closed, votes reset to 0 and let the voting start! Also count the number of unique commenters so far and update the total donation amount.
- 17 Dec 11:59PM — voting closed. Top 4 charity groups chosen, which we will be donating to.
- 18-24 Dec — OzBargain will donate to those charities picked
Now let the suggestion come in! If you are commenting on this post directly (not replying someone's comment), you shall see "Suggestion" there above the comment box. Put your choice of charity there + some reasons why this charity is worth donating to for this Christmas, and I'll add your suggestions to the poll.
Since it's Christmas, please think about which charity organisation would be good to donate to.
Just a reminder. If you are suggesting a charity
Make sure "Suggestion" field is filled when you are making a top-level comment, so your suggestion would be added to the poll. It would be in the approval queue and I'll approve them when I get a chance.
In your comments please also link to the website. Under Poll Options you can click on the time to go to linked comment where the suggestion was made in the first place. It would be useful for others to see what the charity is about and able to go to the website to check it out.
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- Banned accounts, unpublished comments etc do not count towards the tally