A fellow Cruncher, who asked to remain anonymous, recently reached out to Ivan and Judy Chua, founders of Vario, and asked if they might be willing to donate some Vario gear for this charity auction. And they came through BIG TIME! Up for auction:
All proceeds go to GiveDirectly.org. GiveDirectly.org DIRECTLY sends on funds to recipients in some of the poorest countries on Earth, with an incredible track record to-date. The effort sprang out of the Effective Altruism movement.
The first 13 auctions worked out spectacularly, in which our esteemed colleagues @Bessio @Robcollects @Ichibunz @Deeperblue @Edge168n @Jklotz @CliveC @laurik @tempus @Al_Ra_Ra @TimeJunkie @tuanvinh2000 @UtahExplorer have helped to raise $19,842 for Kenyan families living under the global poverty line of $1.90 / day. All of the auction proceeds went directly to them, and the funds from the 13 auctions thus far will effectively double the incomes of 55 families for a year!
Here's what I propose:
So, in summary:
[Continental U.S. shipping only!]