It’s that time of year again! Every May the flowers bloom, the temperatures warm, and on May 13th the Colbert fandom celebrates Stephen Colbert’s birthday. As was done in the past, we have once again decided to give the TV Host with the Most one thing he might actually want: projects funded through one of his signature charities, Donorschoose. Stephen’s recent $800,000 donation generated a lot of media attention and also led to an upsurge in donations to the charity.
So we thought it behoovy to reactivate our Colbert News Hub Giving Page. We are highlighting three New Jersey area projects in need of funding. Won’t you consider donating to one of these three as a way to wish Stephen a happy birthday, and help out children in his home-away-from-home state? Here are our picks:
Colbert News Hub will get the ball rolling by making a $50 donation.
On behalf of the staff and community at Colbert News Hub, Happy Birthday to Stephen Colbert! In celebration of our fearless host’s birthday on Monday, May 13th, we are once again reactivating our DonorsChoose Page. Your generous contribution will not only honor Stephen in a practical and tangible way, but also help deserving schoolchildren in need of important tools for their education.
In an effort to mobilize our community to fund projects for the most deserving students, we tried to select the best possible theme for this year’s initiative. Shortly after watching the TCR interview with Charlie LeDuff and listening to his anguish about his native city of Detroit, we received a mass email from DonorsChoose CEO Charles Best. He voiced his concerns about Detroit-area schools, stating that “budget cuts and financial mismanagement have left many classrooms barren. Students and their families are suffering. Against these odds, dozens of Detroit teachers are using DonorsChoose.org to give their students a better chance.”
For that reason, our page is focusing on projects supporting children in Detroit. Here are a few we would like to help fund:
We thought that Stephen would approve of the science projects we selected on our page, as science-related topics have played such an important role on TCR.
Several projects are well on their way to being funded. They just need a little push to get the supplies finally to the teachers and kids. Colbert News Hub will get things going with a $50 donation. Help us celebrate Stephen’s birthday the best way we know how – by making a difference for our least little brothers and sisters. A little goes a long way.
Stephen Colbert was the special guest at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds New York Gala 2012, which raised $1.4 million for DonorsChoose. The global non-profit organisation has also launched a special initiative to invite its global members to donate additional funds to support schools affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
The staff of The Colbert Report, along with friends of the show, are about to get a little hairier – all in support of Stephen’s signature charity (and ours!), donorschoose. Notable TCR staffers such as Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin, director Jim Hoskinson, and many others are, as they put it, “subjecting themselves to public humiliation and private doubt” by offering to grow mustaches throughout the month of October in a project entitled “Mustaches for Kids.”
You can show your love for the mustache-growers by sponsoring them individually on “The Colbert Report Growers” page. It will be great to see Paul Dinello with a flowing mustache, so be sure to give generously. As for the participants – share some pics please! Or it didn’t happen!
In honor of Stephen’s birthday today, May 13th, our staff at Colbert News Hub have added some new projects to our DonorsChoose Giving Page. What better way to commemorate our favorite host’s birthday than to give a man who has everything something that never goes out of style – a donation to his signature charity. We recognize that times are tough, and we promise not to hold “drives” more than twice a year. If you were thinking of sending Stephen something for his birthday, consider making a charitable donation to some of the projects highlighted on our giving page instead, as it will definitely make a lasting impact in the lives of some deserving kids. [Updated]
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