It’s always great to see the Colbert Nation pull together, but it’s even better for the Nation to come together for a cause dear to Stephen Colbert’s heart – DonorsChoose.org. Stephen first supported the charity, which helps schools fund special teacher projects, when friend of the blog Craig Newmark was on the show. He introduced Stephen to a Democratic Straw Poll which raised a total of over $190,000 for classrooms and helping over 2,500 students. He featured art by some of the students who benefited from the Donors Choose fundraising drive on the Philadelphia Show sets. Stephen also encouraged his fans to donate to the cause for his Give Back Birthday celebration, which raised over $9,000.
Stephen became such a supporter of the cause that he became a member of the Donors Choose board. He has been known to give guests of the show $100 gift certificates to donate to the Donors Choose cause of their choice. Stephen also appeared at a special Donors Choose event at the Manhattan Bridges High School, featuring the partnering of the organization with the Gates Foundation to start the “Double Your Impact” initiative, funded with a $4.1 million investment from the Gates Foundation.
Now the powerhouses behind the Restore Truthiness rally – the Reddit group, ColbertRally.com and the Facebook group – have started a Donors Choose fundraising drive in the hopes of raising $101,010 by 10/10/10. In just a few short hours, the group has raised almost $16,000! Way to go, rally supporters!
Give to Donors Choose at the
Restoring Truthiness Giving Page!
The campaign raised the entire amount – in under 24 hours! Their new goal is to fund 1010 projects – so keep giving! Let’s make a difference, Nation!