Keeping the charity train a rolling (all night long), Operation: Sharing Kindness was a christmas charity that was looking to raise some money for Toys for Tots and Doctors Without Borders. There were some technical difficulties and the project kind of stalled, but it's ready to get back on track and reach it's goal of 5,000 dollars. Yet more technical difficulties (read: Phoe is stupid) have kept this update off the site for much longer than it should have been, but a good cause is a good cause no matter when it happens.
I can imagine there are some of you out there reading this who are getting a little bit charity'd out right now. "But Phoe, I'm broke! I need that money to buy video games and food!" Important things, the both of them. But did you know that just a 10 dollar donation to this cause can enter you in a raffle to win a truckload of Steam games? And that the largest donation will win a custom pony plushie? I'm no expert, but this seems like a pretty good way to have your cake and eat it too.
Check out the official statement from Moony below:
OPERATION SHARING KINDNESS: 1/26/2012 UPDATE
Hi everypony! In case you haven't heard, Operation Sharing Kindness is a My Little Pony community donation drive which collects funds from generous ponies like you and makes donations to charities under the pony name! Due to an unfortunate crashed solid state drive, the project came to a screeching halt over Christmas, but the lost work has been reassembled and everything is full steam ahead!
First off DONATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR COLLECTION! LINK:
^ You can use that link to contribute to our cause! To those who have pledged in the past, I am very sorry, most of our pledge list was lost in the crash, but I hope I can still count on you to donate!
Our goal is five thousand dollars... I hope we can reach that amount! We can do it, everypony!
The opening of the donation page is not the only thing to celebrate, though! We're going to be beginning our STEAM Game Raffle as well!
THE GREAT GAME RAFFLE
If you donate ten dollars to Operation Sharing Kindness and add "Sign me up for the Raffle!" to your donation description, you will be entered into our STEAM game raffle! Every ten dollars equals once chance to win, so if you donate more, you will have a greater chance of taking the grand prize!
The Grand Prize Winner (1 winner) will receive:Left 4 Dead 2, Just Cause 2, The Orange Box (Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode One, Half Life 2: Episode 2, Portal, Team Fortress 2), The Grand Theft Auto Complete Package (GTA, GTA 2, GTA 3, GTA 4, GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, GTA: San Adreas, GTA: Vice City) The Max Payne Bundle (Max Payne, Max Payne 2), Dungeons of Dredmor Complete Pack (Dungeons of Dredmor, Dungeons of Dredmor: Realm of the Diggle Gods), Day of Defeat: Source, The Humble Indie Bundle 4, Medieval II: Total War, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, World of Goo, Dungeon Defenders, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Bit Trip Runner, The Binding of Isaac, Psychonauts, Audiosurf, Rock of Ages, Terraria, Space Pirates and Zombies, the Cthulhu Saves the World & Breath of Death VII Double Pack, Steel Storm, AaAaAA!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, Super Meat Boy, World Basketball Manager 2010, Aliens Vs. Predator, Alien Breed 2, The Tropico Trilogy (Tropico 3, Tropico Reloaded, Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, Tropico 3: Absolute Power), Dark Void Zero, Bastion, Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, beta access to Super Monday Night Combat...
...and potentially more! We might not be able to give away every game on STEAM, but at least you won't go bored ^^
If you don't win the grand prize though...
The Second Place Winners (many winners!) may receive:The Orange Box, Half Life 2: Episode One, Day of Defeat: Source, Space Pirates and Zombies, or lots of other fun games! Who knows what interesting game you will end up winning?
Winners will be chosen fairly with a random number generator. Second place winners will also have their prizes assigned to them in a similar fashion!You need to have STEAM and be willing to accept these gifts over STEAM if you enter this raffle!
THE PLUSHIE AUCTION
Operation Sharing Kindness has a pony plushie auction coming up, and we'd love for you to pay attention to it when the time comes! Please keep in mind that our top donator will be receiving a custom made plushie of their choice, courtesy of Dawni Blush over on Ponychan's /merch/!
Remember that we're still looking for banners or even story writers! There may be a potential contest in the future for you story writing, artistic, and musical ponies :). We could really use a nice new banner, if anypony is interested in helping with that!
Here's the donation link again!
And here is our thread over on Ponychan's /collab/!
Thank you all so much for your help with Operation Sharing Kindness, everypony! Let's go show the world what ponies are all about ^^
Sometimes we all just need to be shown a little kindness...
Sharing Kindness is an Easy Feat ~
And there's that. My sincerest apologies to all the folks at Operation: Sharing Kindness for the severe lateness of this update. Have a wonderful day, everypony!