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phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

This year's final tally of $850,000 raised for our participating charities sets a new record for MacHeist.

Just like previous years, we offered you a choice of where your money would go. This is how it broke down (each sum rounded to the nearest dollar, numbers adjusted/finalized to account for resolved overcharges):

Save the Children: $118,031
Prevent Cancer Foundation: $112,043
World Wildlife Fund: $93,850
AIDS Research Alliance: $87,686
The Nature Conservancy: $83,581
Save Darfur: $79,278
Action Against Hunger: $77,121
Humane Society International: $74,091
Direct Relief International: $65,749
Alliance for Climate Protection: $58,572

MacHeist (to top it off): $10,455 (split evenly)

Total: $850,000

We kid about saving the world on our homepage, but over the year, your donations (an astronomical sum during times when donations are running thin) will be spent on slowly but surely making this world a better and brighter place.

Now, until we bust this record again the next time, give yourselves a pat on your back. You deserve it. smile

Co-Creator of MacHeist, Clear, Partner at tap tap tap | follow me on twitter

April 10, 2009 5:10 am
tempored

tempored

Automaton Tech

from California
150 posts

It feels good to be a part of something like this...

April 10, 2009 5:17 am
April 10, 2009 5:17 am
larley

larley

Urchin

from Montreal, QC
5 posts

Good going, guys! Glad to see how well this went!

April 10, 2009 5:18 am
chuckiej

chuckiej

Gearhead

from Gainesville, FL
55 posts

Amazing! Thanks for the update!!

My blog
Go Orange Team!

April 10, 2009 5:18 am
betterthanhuman

betterthanhuman

Tinkerer

from Pacific Northwest
21 posts

Great stuff!

BetterThanHuman
www.betterthanhuman.net
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April 10, 2009 5:19 am
BeauGiles

BeauGiles

Tinkerer

20 posts

Awesome. smile

April 10, 2009 5:19 am
Stickyboy

Stickyboy

Tinkerer

from Denver, CO
12 posts

phillryu wrote:

Now, until we bust this record again the next time, give yourselves a pat on your back. You deserve it. smile

You guys as well thanks for making this all so worth while!

Long live Purple People!!!

April 10, 2009 5:20 am
psych360

psych360

Tinkerer

16 posts

VERY nice.

GREENsane in the membrane

April 10, 2009 5:21 am
tayls_81

tayls_81

Tinkerer

from Canberra, ACT, Australia
20 posts

Kick Ass!

JT SAYS STAY ORANGE

April 10, 2009 5:21 am
yalgee

yalgee

Tinkerer

21 posts

April 10, 2009 5:21 am
jwparenton

jwparenton

Urchin

8 posts

Very cool

MacHeist Referral link: http://www.macheist.com/bundle/u/166108/

April 10, 2009 5:21 am
chuckreynolds

chuckreynolds

Urchin

from Chandler, Az
6 posts

dude that's awesome.... glad to throw in and glad there's that much going for good causes.

get some

April 10, 2009 5:22 am

MisfitxChaosx

Urchin

from Oxford, UK
1 posts

It feels great. Knowing only $40 a person was enough to raise that much money for charity.

April 10, 2009 5:22 am
Darrell

Darrell

Tinkerer

from Philippines
11 posts

Wow! Kudos to macHeist! smile

applei.ph
The Filipino iPhone Community

April 10, 2009 5:24 am
bruby

bruby

Automaton Tech

from Chicago
184 posts

way to go me. but more importantly, way to go MacHeist!

April 10, 2009 5:25 am
ericjd

ericjd

Tinkerer

from Iowa, USA
10 posts

Awesome. This needs to happen more often wink

MacHeist ftw!

April 10, 2009 5:26 am
SamTheGeek

SamTheGeek

Gearhead

from Washington, DC
59 posts

Awesome! I'm quite happy about all this charity money being thrown around.

Wendy-"Hodges this is kinda impressive.......in a painfully sad, geek kinda way." Hodges-"Well, painfully sad geeks have a lot of time on their hands.....and loads of disposable income" -From CSI (It's Macheist in a nutshell)

April 10, 2009 5:26 am
vansouza

vansouza

Sky Pirate

from Las Vegas, USA Earth Milky Way
1,075 posts

Being a small part of MacHeist always felt good; with this news it feels great.  Thank you for giving us the chance to be a part of this.

www.usheroes.us Pray for Peace. Go Orange!

April 10, 2009 5:28 am
tokai01

tokai01

Urchin

1 posts

Excellent, thanks to the MacHeist team for all of their effort

Go Green!

April 10, 2009 5:28 am
chuym

chuym

Tinkerer

from PNW
34 posts

you could teach some non-profits a thing or two.  many have oh of >5%.

well done.

BLARG!!

April 10, 2009 5:30 am

vastgene

Urchin

1 posts

I love it. I am using several of the bundled apps with success.

I think you are quite inspired. Your method may become a
new model for software distribution. it certainly has breathed
some fresh air into my application folder!

I am eagerly looking forward to your next offering!

Thanks for the software, the savings, and the charitable
outlook.


==Gene Poole==

April 10, 2009 5:31 am

silviu.postavaru

Urchin

1 posts

"All you hear in this country, children. What about the children. Help the children. Save the children. Ya know what I say? F**k the children" George Carlin

Joking apart. Good job everybody!

April 10, 2009 5:31 am
jaam

jaam

Tinkerer

30 posts

Well done big_smile

what a coincidence, somehow ORANGE is one of my favourite colours.

April 10, 2009 5:33 am
MintCreation

MintCreation

Sky Pirate

from Daddy Heaven :D
1,478 posts

Great to see the figures - awesome job all!

Btw Phill the link to "Save the children" seems wrong.

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April 10, 2009 5:36 am
kaptinfly

kaptinfly

Automaton Tech

from Spearfish, SD
157 posts

Phill, Just a thought for next year. Perhaps you could find some one to match the MH donation next time I know often times this happens in charitable situations. But you could be looking at 2-3 million for charity with a large matching donation. If I had the money I'd do it. Apple might me a good place to start.

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April 10, 2009 5:40 am
TechStud

TechStud

Urchin

from Canada
8 posts

A W E S O M E !!!!!!!

Proud Member of the BLUE Team™

April 10, 2009 5:41 am
izdale

izdale

Sky Pirate

from the U.S.
1,766 posts

Hmmm, bundle closes Tues. night, blooper video Wed. night, and charity breakdown Thurs. night.  I guess that means we have to wait until Friday for the points explanation?

Now that that's out of the way, it is really awesome to see so much going to charity.  But I would buy the bundles if they didn't, so it's just a bonus.  I don't really feel like I participated in that though.  I bought the bundle because I wanted the apps at a screamin' good price.  It's MacHeist that donated part of their proceeds to charity.  I just bought a bundle.

Find deals on Mac apps at Mac App Deals

April 10, 2009 5:41 am
boozker

boozker

Tinkerer

from Washington
26 posts

What percentage goes to the indie developers?

go Orange!

April 10, 2009 5:41 am
Warbrain

Warbrain

Banned

from Not here.
6,979 posts

Congrats everyone.  Feel good for a day.

Website | Twitter

April 10, 2009 5:44 am
hyprnova

hyprnova

Automaton Tech

from Ohio
213 posts

Well done! I feel so proud to be a part of all of this. smile

Blog | Twitter

April 10, 2009 5:46 am
klex269

klex269

Gearhead

59 posts

im happy to have partipated in this

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April 10, 2009 5:52 am
shoshosho

shoshosho

Automaton Tech

from Japan
117 posts

Is the link of Save the Children wrong?

April 10, 2009 6:00 am
giacgbj

giacgbj

Tinkerer

from Bologna, Italy
47 posts

Great job wink

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April 10, 2009 6:02 am

ericsondr

Urchin

8 posts

It really is great to be apart of something more than just buying software and something more than just throwing money at charity.  This is a great mix and an even better business model.  Gratz guys!

April 10, 2009 6:04 am
neeyah

neeyah

Urchin

3 posts

Awesome....

April 10, 2009 6:05 am
Maulsel

Maulsel

Moderator

from New York
254 posts

Any chance that we'll be able to donate to Child's Play next year? I think a lot of people would probably choose that (or at least be glad that it's there), seeing as we're more likely to be techie people who like video games... maybe it's just me, but I think it'd be cool to be able to donate to them next year.

April 10, 2009 6:05 am
doc_macpro

doc_macpro

Automaton Tech

from Planet Japan
226 posts

MisfitxChaosx wrote:

It feels great. Knowing only $40 a person was enough to raise that much money for charity.

What is even more amazing was, remember, it was 25% of the bundle price, so that meant $10 or $8 per person, depending on whether you had discounts from doing the Heists.

The breakdown among the charities is also quite interesting - all worthwhile causes but I'm especially happy to see investment in our future generations through the children.

Glad to be part of the experience. Great job everyone!  lol

Go TEAM  Green Monkeys™  !!  cool  cool  cool

April 10, 2009 6:09 am
bbickley

bbickley

Automaton Tech

from Missouri
164 posts

Very honored to be a part of the bigger picture

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
ORANGE IGUANAS

April 10, 2009 6:12 am
zigaurre

zigaurre

Urchin

1 posts

I'm so glad with the software I purchased in the bundle, and so happy to see that it is even more worth it because of the charity program, that I can only say I love Macheist! Good job guys!

April 10, 2009 6:16 am
NSWMaps

NSWMaps

Automaton Tech

from San Antonio, Texas
213 posts

Maulsel wrote:

Any chance that we'll be able to donate to Child's Play next year? I think a lot of people would probably choose that (or at least be glad that it's there), seeing as we're more likely to be techie people who like video games... maybe it's just me, but I think it'd be cool to be able to donate to them next year.

I was going to suggest this. I think it would be a great option, but might would garner some criticism.

Macheist gives video-games to kids over Cancer research

April 10, 2009 6:17 am
johnred

johnred

Directorate

1,869 posts

MintCreation wrote:

Btw Phill the link to "Save the children" seems wrong.

Fixed. Thanks.

John Casasanta
MacHeist Director
tap tap tap chief

April 10, 2009 6:22 am
WebKarnage

WebKarnage

Big Game Hunter

from UK
776 posts

What would we make if we were allowed to donate our discount as a charity bonus?!!! I would certainly do that.

Such an awesome thing to be part of, although part of me still feels odd when I think how well I did out of it at the same time! Leaves me scratching my head somewhat, sort of eating my cake and giving it to someone else at the same time!!

The Optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds, the Pessimist fears this is true.

April 10, 2009 6:37 am
raldan

raldan

Urchin

from Corona, CA
3 posts

Kudos to all the developers who helped make this possible.  Look forward to the next!

April 10, 2009 6:48 am
deinera

deinera

Urchin

from California
1 posts

That is pretty amazing. I'm glad I got to be a part of it.

April 10, 2009 6:51 am
chuym

chuym

Tinkerer

from PNW
34 posts

I was hoping for a link to NAMBLA or something.  darn it if he did not fix that link.

BLARG!!

April 10, 2009 6:57 am
iamnotepad

iamnotepad

Tinkerer

from Canada
15 posts

Wow, what a great amount raised. Kudos to everyone who bought.
Thank you guys for coming up with such a great way to get software, give back and make new friends smile

Looking forward to the next one!

i think everybody should like everybody
- Andy Warhol

April 10, 2009 7:16 am
Pixel

Pixel

Tinkerer

from Oslo, Norway
27 posts

Well done, everyone!

Those who laugh at you for you having a Mac, are the people who constantly call you to fix their PC

April 10, 2009 7:20 am

derr1988

Automaton Tech

from White Salmon, WA
295 posts

A deep discount on awesome mac apps, AND we get to help do our part to make a positive contribution to the world

April 10, 2009 7:26 am
LaurentR

LaurentR

Sky Pirate

from Paris / France
1,626 posts

April 10, 2009 7:34 am
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