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!

May 2022 winner Theatre of Dare

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Charitocracy OBX's 20th check to May winner Theatre of Dare for $500

We have good news about May winner Theatre of Dare, right after this quick update...

A Relief Valve for Conscientious Objectors

This hasn't come up yet with OBX nominees and winners. But with Planned Parenthood and now NARAL Pro-Choice America both winning Charitocracy USA over the past year, there's something I should probably mention. Or at least remind you about since I bet I haven't mentioned it in years. It's a mechanism I built into Charitocracy dating back to the beta-test stage in summer of 2016.

It has not been used often, and I hope it continues not to be needed often. But if you have a dilemma whereby you can't in good conscience, for example due to religious beliefs, support the winning cause, you just need to get in touch and we'll direct your monthly contribution that month toward Charitocracy's general expenses instead of the monthly grant check.

Here's where you can find it described in the FAQ if you're curious!

So just be sure to let me know during the 1st week of the month before I write out the check, and I'm happy to keep you happy. While I always want democracy to prevail, I also want you all to sleep well at night. 😘

May 2022 winner Theatre of Dare

At midnight on May 31 we named Charitocracy OBX's 20th monthly winner! Congratulations to Theatre of Dare, nominated by donor obxlisa. They have served as OBX's community theater since 1991, while also offering scholarships to students pursuing careers in the arts. 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 TOD next week.

So finally, check out this thank you video from TOD after the fundraiser for their new theater space earlier this season in Kitty Hawk. Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $500+ grant to help with their ongoing work!

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