It's Time For Our 5th Annual December Membership Drive and Charity Fundraiser!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!
Become a Community Supporter and/or
Gift a CS Membership to a Worthy Recipient
to Support Mental Health Research!
During last year's drive, Community Supporter membership purchases and direct donations combined to help raise USD$705 towards research to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness. In the past four years combined, we've donated USD$1805 (USD$2155 if you count the extra 'bang for our buck' that we got the first year when our donations were matched by another generous donor).
How it works:
1 - Effective immediately and continuing until (and including) Thursday, Jan 5, 2015, $5 of every new or renewed $25 one year Community Supporter membership will be donated to support mental illness research, via the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. To quote that organization, which has been vetted by the Better Business Bureau and seems as solid as any charity out there, its laudable goal is "To bring the joy of living to those affected by mental illness – those who are ill and their families and friends." The foundation does its work by awarding research grants.
2 - We are running a t-shirt (and other stuff!) drive at indiegogo.com. Every perk there includes a $5 donation to the BBR Foundation. If you would like a t-shirt AND a membership, there is a special deal through that campaign.
3 - You can make a direct donation to the BBR Foundation through this event web page.
1. If we beat last year's donation amount of USD$705, we will add an extra month to the recipient of every one year CS purchased during the month of December.
2. If we reach USD$1000 in total donations (including all direct donations and all $5 donations from memberships and shirts) we will add ANOTHER extra month to the recipient of every one year CS purchased during the month of December.
3. TBD if we reach 1) and 2)
What is a Community Supporter account? We are committed to providing an excellent community to all members, but Community Supporters get some perks. Some of these are: a mobile style for easier reading on smaller devices, more private message space, a larger avatar, extensive folder management in games, the Community Supporter badge, access to the Community Supporter forum and its games & wish thread & private threads, nearly automatic game approval, and the warm feeling of knowing that you've helped keep the community going. For a more complete run down and chart, please visit the Community Supporter help page.
How to purchase a membership for someone else: If you'd like to buy a CS membership for a friend, buy one on your account and send a pm to Birched -- he will transfer the year to the account of your choosing. Please indicate the exact username of the recipient, and whether you'd like the gift to be anonymous.
How to purchase a membership with no credit card or PayPal: Credit card purchases can be made through PayPal even without an account (and if you don't want an account, don't fall for their attempt to get you to make one after you enter your payment information), but if that's not an option, memberships can also be purchased by cheque. Please send a pm to Birched for details.
If you've been planning to buy a CS membership for yourself or someone else on the site, this is a great time to do that and also give to a worthwhile cause. Almost all of us have been touched by these illnesses in one way or another, either in our families, amongst our friends, or even here on the site (some of those unexplained absences of PBP players, perhaps?)
I will report back and let you know how we are doing. Wishing you all all the best for the holiday season,