LitLiberation challenges bloggers to raise $1M for education

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Tim Ferriss, local SF boy and author of the smash hit The Four Hour Work Week has launched his new site LitLiberation in conjunction with the amazing DonorsChoose charity site with the goal of raising $1M for education in the month of October. They’re calling on bloggers everywhere to use their powers for good and Metblogs has answered the call. Let’s face it, we’re getting our asses kicked by the rest of the world in education and if we don’t do something soon the US is going to be in a world of hurt in the next 10 to 20 years.

If you’re a reader with a few bucks to spare click here to donate to the charity of your choice. There are tons to choose from from all over the country and plenty of local San Francisco ones as well. It only takes a few minutes, is 100% tax deductible and will make you FEEL REALLY GOOD. I personally pitched in over $500 of my own green and I woke up this morning to an email from the teacher of one of the projects that I funded.

Dear Mr. DeFillippo,

Thank you so very much for funding my proposal! This proposal almost expired and I was extremely thrilled to find out that it got fulfilled. By funding my proposal you are helping me implement developmentally appropriate activities and materials to my four and five year old Kindergarten students! Thank you again and I am excited to start using all of these materials with my students!

Appreciatively , Shirley Casallas

Click here to see the full list of proposals so that you can help today.

3 Comments so far

  1. sf_mark (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 10:39 pm

    This is very cool. I donated to a kindergarten classroom in the Tenderloin!


  2. Jason D- (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

    Very cool! As local proposals get completed we’ll be adding new ones so there is always something new. Thanks man!


  3. John Morris (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2007 @ 4:35 am

    If Stalin hadn’t attacked Mexico and killed the buffalo, there would have been mores money and we be more edcated.



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