We are very fortunate to be able to dedicate time to a hobby like boardgaming. For many around the world the struggle for life or death is not a game.
In this economically challenging time it is even more important to continue to work with independent aid organizations. For that reason I will be donating $1 for every game we sell direct (at conventions, or via kickstarter) to Heifer International. Heifer is a long standing supporter of sustainable development in the United States, Europe and the third world. Your donations provide local communities with resources and education they need to take care of themselves.
In 2009 we donated $600, $300 from game sales and a personal match of $300. A corporate match means $1,200 was donated to this worthy cause. in 2010 we donated $1,000, corporate matched to $2,000. In 2011 we donated $2,500, which was also doubled by a corporate match. In 2012 your generous support has enabled us to donate $7,500 ($15,000 with corporate match) to this wonderful cause. In 2013 we donated $15,000 to charities as a result of our game sales.
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I encourage you to examine your efforts to support a healthier and humane world for all. Try to spend more on supporting worthy causes. If you don't have the money, look for ways to volunteer. Volunteering is free and a great way to support your local community.