Last year the readers of Vikings Gab banded together to help fund a flag football program for a poverty stricken group of students in Kansas.
This year, I drew all your attentions to a new project, one that helped buy equipment and storage shed for an inner-city football team with a number of homeless student athletes that were tasked with carrying their pads and other football gear around with them on the streets and into shelters.
Mr. R., the teacher from Chicago that made the request through Donors Choose, expected something as simple as the storage shed to have a major impact on the lives of his students and was asking for $432 to fully fund the project.
This year, my efforts here at Vikings Gab didn’t lead to quite the widespread generosity that I witnessed in 2010, but a couple of donations came in immediately following my original post on the subject. My plan was to make a major push for donations in the days leading up to, and directly following the NFL Draft (when our traffic is at its highest).
As it turns out, I won’t need to do so.
According to the project’s site at Donors Choose, the project received a substantial donation from an anonymous person in Colorado. That donor put forward enough money to fund the remainder of the project, which was a pretty hefty sum.
I don’t know who it was or if they were sent to the project via Vikings Gab but I hope that person eventually sees this post and reads these words:
The display of generosity is pretty awesome and I’m glad that I was able to use this site for a little bit of good two years in a row. Way to go Gabbers!