Cards Against Humanity Donates Some Of '12 Days Of Holiday Bullshit' Profits To DonorsChoose.org
By Lisa White in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 23, 2013 8:00PM
Cards Against Humanity might be known for their dark humor but this holiday season they are using their power to bring to light a wonderful cause and helping others. We first reported their “12 Days of Holiday Bullshit” campaign last month, which quickly sold out online. It promised 12 mystery gifts over 12 days before Christmas dropped into your mailbox. We were able to snag one of the spots and plan a full report after the holidays, but so far the gifts have included personalized CAH cards, a funnies pages CAH commissioned from some of your favorite Internet comics and now an impressive donation to a wonderful cause.
On Friday CAH announced they donated more than $100,000 to classrooms across the country through the website DonorsChoose. CAH took one dollar on the 10th day of “Bullshit” from every order of their seasonal promotion to help fund the donation.
This isn’t the first time CAH has done some seriously awesome charitable stuff to give back during the holidays. We wrote last year about their special holiday expansion pack that was sold on a pay-what-you-want basis. After everything was said and done, CAH donated all their profit from the promotion, $70,066.27, to the Wikimedia foundation.
Huffington Post Chicago spoke to Max Temkin last week after they announced their latest holiday charity donation. Temkin said the eight CAH co-founders and their two support staffers divided the money equally so each member could spend $10,000 on the DonorsChoose school projects of their choice. Temkin himself bought a lot of books and field trips, “simple stuff that I know if I had in school, it would have meant a lot to me” Temkin said.
Temkin also went on to discuss that the founder of DonorsChoose lives in Chicago, so he was able to meet with him and monitor all the projects CAH gave money to and receive data from the endeavor. Of course CAH turned the data into a inappropriately funny infograph to share with supporters. Temkin added that “we don’t want to stuff it in people’s faces; we want it to be a big thing, and to help other people find a way to give.”