If everyone reading this donated ¥1000, our fundraiser would be done within an hour. But not everyone can or will donate. And that’s fine. Each year just enough people decide to give.This year, please consider making a donation of ¥1000, ¥1500, ¥2000 or whatever you can to protect and sustain Wikipedia.

Thanks,

Jimmy Wales
Wikipedia Founder

via Make your donation now – Donate.

I use Wikipedia just about every day. It’s invaluable for the work I do and for my various blogs.

So when I saw the above, I decided to donate, and I got a nice letter from Sue Gardner in return:

Thank you for donating to the Wikimedia Foundation. You are wonderful!

It’s easy to ignore our fundraising banners, and I’m really glad you didn’t. This is how Wikipedia pays its bills — people like you giving us money, so we can keep the site freely available for everyone around the world.

On behalf of… the half-billion other readers of Wikipedia and its sister sites and projects, I thank you for joining us in our effort to make the sum of all human knowledge available for everyone. Your donation makes the world a better place. Thank you.

…And if you’re interested, you should try adding some new information to Wikipedia. If you see a typo or other small mistake, please fix it, and if you find something missing, please add it.

If you haven’t tried editing Wikipedia articles, why not consider it? You’ll be part of this amazing project to make accurate human knowledge available online. It’s easy and fun. All you need is a username and a verifiable email address.


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