Ars readers donated over $23,000 in the 2013 Ars Charity Drive

This table-wroth of swag turned into $23,000 of charity donations.
Kyle Orland

After a bit of a slow start to this year’s charity drive, Ars readers once again showed that they were willing to come together for some worthy charitable causes. All told, this year’s Ars Technica Charity Drive raised $23,570.13. That’s not quite up to the record of over $28,700 we managed last year, but it’s still a tremendous outpouring of generosity from the community.

This was the first year we accepted donations to the Electronic Frontier Foundation in addition to perennial charity option Child’s Play. The EFF attracted only about half as much in raw donations as Child’s Play did, though EFF donations showed a slightly higher median donation. Ars readers seem to really enjoy giving to Child’s Play through various local hospitals’ Amazon wish lists; about two thirds of Child’s Play donations took the form of direct Amazon purchases.

We’re still in the process of notifying winners and preparing prizes for shipping, so you still might be a winner even if you haven’t hear from us yet. In the meantime, enjoy these quick stats from this year’s drive (totals may not add up due to donations split between both charities).

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