What an amazing outpouring of support from the Colbert Nation! The original goal of the Restore Truthiness movement was to raise $101,010 by Oct. 10, 2010. However, they reached their goal in less than 24 hours! As of this post, the Nation has raised $110,719, from 2,721 it-getters, helping 29,267 students. Way to go, Nation!
We received a letter earlier today from Anna Doherty of Donors Choose that I wanted to share with all of you.
My colleagues at DonorsChoose.org and I saw [the No Fact Zone] post about the Reddit / Colbert Rally campaign and wanted to say THANK YOU for getting the word out to your readers! We’ve been so blown away by all the work of the Colbert Report community to bring life to classroom projects on our site.
By way of an update, did you see that the campaign has now raised nearly $105,000? We all woke up this morning to a very pleasant surprise J The group has helped more than 25,000 kids around the country!
Thanks again for including the blog post about DonorsChoose.org yesterday and for your continued support.
You’re quite welcome, Anna! I’m so glad that the Restore Truthiness movement decided to use their power for good, and show their support for Stephen by raising money for Donors Choose. What an amazing way to call out to Stephen, by giving generously to one of his favorite charities. I had no idea that when the campaign started yesterday (?!) that the Colbert Nation would be able to reach the goal in less than 24 hours!