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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2008, 1:00am
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Give it up for CoffeeKids
by Mark Prince

A push to raise some solid funds for the charitable organization CoffeeKids, as well as some discussion about new coffees, a look at thermoblocks vs. boilers, and a preview of the WBC machine certifications.
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2008, 5:36pm
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I would just like to know why Paypal wants to charge me $20 shipping for me to make a cash donation to CoffeeKids. Is there a good reason?

 
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2008, 5:56pm
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??? I'll check the link.... in the meantime, you can make a direct donation by going to paypal.com, making a payment to paypal@coffeekids.org, and just list in the description / notes it's a donation through CoffeeGeek.

I'll see if we can straighten out the link... it tested fine for me when I was testing it out.

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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2008, 8:19pm
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The donation link is fixed and should be working fine now in the article. Please let me know if anyone has any other problems.

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2008, 6:31am
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Paypal worked fine this morning for me (no shipping charge).. Thanks. Dave

 
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2008, 6:48pm
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I just got an email from someone who wrote

"I'd like to donate to this cause, but I don't have a Paypal account, and would prefer not to set one up. Is there another way to donate?"

There's many ways.

  1. You don't need to set up a paypal account to donate via the weblink - all you need is a credit card. Paypal no longer requires you to have an account to use the service.

  2. Donate by Mail - You can send a check made payable to "Coffee Kids" (and include a note that this is a donation made via the CoffeeGeek fundraiser, so they know to tell me how much I have to match), and mail it to: Coffee Kids, 1305 Luisa St, Ste C, Santa Fe, NM 87505 .

  3. Donate cash by mail - heck, even though they don't advise it, slip a $5 into an envelope, and mail it off to them!

  4. Donate by Phone - Call (505) 820-1443 with a current credit card handy to make your donation, and again, mention this is a dollar-for dollar matching donation made through CoffeeGeek.

Your donations are tax deductible, and CoffeeKids will send you a receipt.


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Posted Thu Feb 28, 2008, 7:23pm
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Some updates and news for all of you.

There's been donations by 10 generous people to the CoffeeKids cause, including one amazing donation of $800! The total raised through these donations is  $1,110, including two one $100 donation, two $50 donations, and several other generous offerings.

Tomorrow is the last day for this donation run, and I believe there's gotta be at least a few more CoffeeGeek readers out there that can pony up a few bucks for a good cause. If you read this article or these posts and thought to yourself "oh, others will be helping out..." well, ten generous people did, but considering the article's been read 24,000 times now, that's less than 1/20th of 1% of the readership. CoffeeKids needs your help!

The direct link to making a matching donation to CoffeeKids is right here.

Please, even if it's only a few bucks, consider adding to the fund drive. Even if we just double the amount of donators, going from ten to twenty, I'll be happy. No amount is too small (or too large!).

The Amazon Affiliate Link funds since the article launched are $354.22 as of today. It's way down from January, but there's still a few days of accounting to do, plus today and tomorrow. If you've been thinking about buying something from Amazon, do it today or tomorrow via that link, and up to 7% of your purchase on most items will be donated to CoffeeKids.  

I have not run the Baratza grinder auctions yet because we were trying to figure out a way to do it in the forums with the most exposure, and it just didn't work out. They will be happening starting next week, but via our fallback plan - a posting to the forums, making it a sticky, and a temporary front page article about the auctions. More details to follow.

The advertisement revenue portion of our donations also has been pushed back, because after looking at the "books", I noticed a lot of ad renewals will happen in March, not in February, and I wanted to raise the maximum amount we could - so tomorrow, the Partner Email will go out, and we'll be donating 25% of the March revenue this website generates towards CoffeeKids.

So far, this fundraising effort has raised $1,110, $500 (matching funds) and the projected $354.22 (and hopefully more) from the Amazon revenue. I'll be able to report back in a few days about the final tally on the Direct Donations (it's not too late yet folks!) and report back in a month about the grinder auctions, partner revenue, and the final tally on the Amazon revenue.

Please, let's do what we can for a very worthwhile charity. No amount is too small. If you have a few bucks kicking around in your paypal account, please consider signing it over to CoffeeKids.

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Posted Sun Mar 16, 2008, 1:43pm
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