Here we are at the end of the road for Charitocracy OBX! What a wild ride the past 4 years have been. Thanks so much for being a part of it. While I'm looking forward to whatever's next for me (any ideas?!), I will miss Charitocracy as a big part of my identity and routine existence. No matter what else was happening in my life, good or bad, I could always reflect on the good Charitocracy was doing and be proud of it. I hope you felt the same.
Without further ado, here are the 3 worthy winners of our final 3 grants:
- $3000 to 1st place winner Water's Edge Village School, nominated by donor
tcerri. They provide local education to Corolla, instilling social and environmental responsibility while nurturing body and mind.
- $2000 to 2nd place winner Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, nominated by donor
hatterasman2. They operate a food pantry and provide emergency relief on Hatteras Island and neighboring communities.
- $1500 to 3rd place winner Corolla Wild Horse Fund, nominated by donor
sherylwthorp. They protect the herd of wild Mustangs in northernmost Currituck, and help preserve this land as their permanent sanctuary.
I'll probably wait a little longer than usual to send these final grant funds out, because we're aiming to zero out our bank balances and might have a bit more we can add to these grants. No complaints on that I hope. 😉 The point of finishing up Halloween vs. New Year's Eve was to get all these loose ends tied up without spilling into another new fiscal year. So wish me luck! And again THANKS for everything. ❤️
We have good news about September winner OBX Room in the Inn, right after this important update...
Charitocracy is going out with a bang this month!
Here's everything you need to know for this last month of Charitocracy OBX: there will be three grants instead of one! Vote as you normally would, including splitting your vote percentage-wise across multiple causes if you like. The main difference this month is that we won't write a check only to the top ranked cause. We'll also write checks to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers! Oh, yeah, and the grants will be bigger than usual. Final amounts TBD, but it's looking like they'll be at least this much:
Nominating new causes is already disabled. Voting will be disabled starting November 1st, and then I'll be archiving the site for posterity in a read-only mode. So at some point soon thereafter you won't be able to log in anymore. If you have any unfinished business on Charitocracy (though I can't imagine what that would be, other than casting your final votes?) October is the time to do it!
September 2023 winner OBX Room in the Inn
Yesterday we named Charitocracy OBX's 36th monthly winner! Congratulations to fourth-time winners OBX Room in the Inn. They organize shelter for the homeless in the Outer Banks, also providing hospitality, food, and support services. You can find their website here.
Now take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $1200 grant to help with their ongoing work!
Have a great October and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes. Remember, all three of the Top 3 will receive grants for this final month of Charitocracy!
We have good news about August winner Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation, right after this important update...
Charitocracy's Final Grant Selections on Halloween Night!
As you hopefully know by now, Charitocracy is ending this year. But we thought that, rather than concluding on New Year's Eve with our final winner, why not pick all 3 of our final winners in October? That'll give us a chance to tie up loose ends and shut things down gracefully before the end of our fiscal year.
September will proceed as normal. But then in October, all 3 of the Top 3 causes as of midnight October 21 will be awarded grants. Which is ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd as of midnight October 31 will determine how large a grant they receive. The grant sizes will depend on how much money is left in our coffers at the end of October, but suffice it so say, they'll be bigger than usual! So plan on continuing to vote and revote right up until Halloween!
August 2023 winner Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation
Yesterday we named Charitocracy OBX's 35th monthly winner! Congratulations to second-time winners Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation. They are an all-volunteer 501c3 dedicated to the treatment & care of the island's ill and injured wildlife. You can find their website here.
Now take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $1100 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!