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Benj and Jessica launched a nonprofit. Follow our journey as we built a 501(c)(3) and a web site, and now usher in an endless stream of worthy charity nominees and monthly grant winners!

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August 2022 winner Network for Endangered Sea Turtles

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Charitocracy OBX's 23rd check to August winner Network for Endangered Sea Turtles for $500

We have good news about August winner Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, right after this quick update...

Save the Date: Saturday afternoon October 15

We have a partnership to announce, some additional donation options going live in the coming weeks, and also a Charitocracy live event happening here on the Outer Banks in October. Stay tuned for the exciting news, and in the meantime, mark the date on your calendar: Saturday October 15!

August 2022 winner Network for Endangered Sea Turtles

At midnight on August 31 we named Charitocracy OBX's 23rd monthly winner! Congratulations to Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, a.k.a. N.E.S.T., nominated by donor bjstager. They preserve and protect the habitats and migration routes of Sea Turtles and other marine animals on the Outer Banks. You can find their website here.

Now you have a week to sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to N.E.S.T. next week.

So finally, check out this video showing a bit of what N.E.S.T does to protect our nesting and hatching Sea Turtles. Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $500+ grant to help with their ongoing work!

Have a great September and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes or nominate a new cause!

July 2022 winner Peace Garden Project

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Charitocracy OBX's 22nd check to July winner Peace Garden Project for $500

We have good news about July winner Peace Garden Project, right after this quick update...

Build Bridges, Not Walls

In 122 AD the Roman Empire built a nice long wall along their northern border in Britannia, Hadrian's Wall. And just look where it got them! Anyway, I'm up here hiking the length of it this week, coast to coast across Northern England, but I'm still on Charitocracy duty in the evenings. Someone has to give all your money away, right?!

July 2022 winner Peace Garden Project

At midnight on July 31 we named Charitocracy OBX's 22nd monthly winner! Congratulations to Peace Garden Project, nominated by donor Griffinan. They work against -isms and phobias in the world while feeding people. They don't just grow food, they grow healthy community. And this makes me feel especially proud since I've been an avid volunteer in the gardens ever since they first won almost 2 years ago! You can find their website here.

Now you have a week to sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to PGP next week.

So finally, check out this video in which the Founder and Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Michelle Lewis, invites local families to come "shop" at a Peace Garden Project food distribution event a few months ago. Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $500+ grant to help with their ongoing work!

Have a great August and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes or nominate a new cause!

June 2022 winner Interfaith Community Outreach

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Charitocracy OBX's 21st check to June winner Interfaith Community Outreach for $500

We have good news about June winner Interfaith Community Outreach, right after this quick update...

Over $100,000 Served

This month we cross a big milestone! When we write June's grant check to Interfaith Community Outreach next week, we'll have granted $100,203+ dollars since opening our site in September 2016. And this is your doing. Jessica and I have contributed a good bit toward Charitocracy's overhead, but we've only thrown an average amount into the monthly pots. 99% of it comes from your generosity month after month, year in and year out. So kudos to you. We've come a long way, baby!

June 2022 winner Interfaith Community Outreach

Last night we named Charitocracy OBX's 21st monthly winner! Congratulations to Interfaith Community Outreach, nominated by donor jjalbanese1. They are "Bridging the Gap," providing assistance to individuals facing a temporary emergency crisis. You can find their website here.

Now you have a week to sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to ICO next week. Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $500+ grant to help with their ongoing work!

Over $100,000 served

Have a great July, happy 4th, and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes or nominate a new cause!