==Friday 23 December==
A total of 359 donations were made through PayPal on Day 8, yielding the equivalent of
USD. The average donation that day was $18.97. While this is both the lowest daily total
lowest average donation so far in the drive, it was not unexpected; a great many people
busy getting ready for Christmas that day.
Moneybookers donations rose by about $140, bringing that total to $687.85. Mail donations
increased by $625, our largest daily increase in mail donations in the drive so far,
total to $720. I'm still waiting for the first Dexia updates to arrive in the mail.
arrive, I'll update each of the daily reports to reflect those daily totals.
:Total donated on Day 8: '''$7671.27'''
:Grand total at end of day: '''$93,418.67'''
Breakdown of Day 8 PayPal donations:
AUD 197.99 (148.59 USD)
CAD 142.46 (117.23 USD)
EUR 1,912.28 (2,322.83 USD)
GBP 178.50 (320.10 USD)
JPY 30,883.00 (279.03 USD)
Total 6,811.27 USD
Copied from: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-23/report/
==Special thanks to large donors==
The largest donation this day was $200.00 USD and was made by Barry Langdon-Lassagne.
also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular
Romary Daval, Domas Mituzas, KENGO Nakajima, Alan Rhodes, Lutz Kayser, Peter Hare, and
:Note: While large donations are great, it should be noted that about 70% of all the money
to the Wikimedia Foundation comes from donations that are the equivalent of $50 or less
average donation is about $25.
==Selected donor comments==
Let's all thank everybody who donated on this day by reading their comments.
:Full listing at: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-23/detail/
*"An eminently worthy undertaking" by Craig Glennie
*"Longue vie au libre partage des connaissances!" by Philippe Teuwen
*"I don't know how we got on without Wikipedia. Please don't cave it to
pressure groups." by
*"This donation to Wikipedia is in memory of McRae Family,
Ottawa,Ontario,Canada" by Craig McRae
*"Poursuivez votre labeur fantastique" by anonymous
*"The best reference that ever existed" by David Kirkpatrick
*"I'm very grateful to Wikimedia. Because of it I can do research very quick. I
am living with
Wikimedia whenever I have free time during the day" by Tam Nguyen
*"Wissen ist Macht! Keep up the great work!" by André Heßling
*"I donate for a clean and proven Wikipedia" by anonymous
*"Merry Christmas and many Greetings from Austria to Wikipedia" by Manfred
*"Wikipedia's open/free nature is really what allows it to thrive. I think a
service like this
would not be possible if it weren't for Free Software. Please consider donating to at
by Pol Danilov
*"Wikipedia ist der wahre Geist des Webs! Weiter so!" by Peter Köller
*"I hope you guys realize what a huge effect you have on the Internet community, and
we the users
truly appreciate the immense work you put in. LONG LIVE WIKIPEDIA!" by Edwin Choi
*"I will be giving more as money comes in (chrismas is a costly time)" by
*"Por plibonigado de Vikipedio." by Gokhan San
*"In honor of my Godparents Lucy, John, Theresa and Ron...Happy Christmas!" by
*"This project has saved me much more than this in time, convenience and useful
knowledge. I'll be
*paying another visit here soon enough." by Stephen Allen
*"in honor of Aaron Kuntz" by anonymous
*"gracias a vosotros" by Raul Aguaviva
*"Best..website..ever." by anonymous
*"naturally..." by KENGO Nakajima
Some of my personal favorites:
*"Use the site so much, would be criminal not to!" by Jack Hynes
*"You changed my life, guys. I am sorry I can only contribute with such a modest
*"The greatest progress of mankind in the last 5 years." by Michael Young
*"let us be even more successful than Britannica" by anonymous
*"My bonus check, with love." by Jeffrey Friedlander
*"Rock on, Wikipedia. Rock on." by anonymous
*"No comment." by anonymous
-- Daniel Mayer
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