About 10 days ago I posted a blog about my 12 year milestone at VMware. In the post, I asked for people in the VMware/Virtualization/Cloud community to consider sharing my request and/or consider donating even. VMware provided me the opportunity to donate ~3100 to a charity of choice. As mentioned, I added a personal donation and asked if people would consider contributing. I think it is fair to say it was a huge success. I would like to thank everyone for sharing my blog and tweets, and especially thank everyone who took the time to donate whatever they could. Whether it is 5 dollars or 500 dollars, every single contribution is much appreciated by the Kidspire team and myself.
So what was the result?
Yes, a total combined of 10k+ across the three efforts. (My grant and donation, Gofundme, Brightfunds.) This means that Kidspire can buy ~45 new Chromebooks for 3 orphanages, which is amazing. Again, thanks to everyone for contributing, it is much appreciated, and I will make sure to share some pictures when Kidspire visits Vietnam again to deliver the Chromebooks and sets up the new classrooms. If you haven’t gotten around to it, the fundraising campaigns are still open. I will close them at the end of the month, so there’s still time left to donate if you want. Thanks!