99designs Auctions Webby Award Speech to Raise Money for Gulf Oil Spill Relief Efforts

June 11, 2010

99designs Auctions Webby Award Speech to Support Oil Spill Relief [tweetmeme source=”99designs” alias=”http://bit.ly/cWmqqB”%5D
Like so many others, everyone at 99designs.com is saddened by the ongoing tragedy of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

We have been inspired to try something fun and hope you will help!

We are raising money to support The Gulf Restoration Network by auctioning off our 5-word Webby Award acceptance speech that will be presented on stage at the Webby Award Gala in New York City Monday, June 14th.

Here is how it will work

1. We will collect bids via email until 12:00 am PT on Monday, June 14th.

2. Bidding starts at $1,000 and then increases in $1,000 increments.

3. The money will be donated directly from the highest bidder to The Gulf Restoration Network and is 100% tax deductible.

4. 99designs will thank the highest bidder on stage in its 5-word speech on Monday night: “Thanks for your donation (COMPANY NAME)” as well as announce the highest bidder to the press that morning.

Congratulations to Fotolia with the winning bid of $6,000

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5 Responses to “99designs Auctions Webby Award Speech to Raise Money for Gulf Oil Spill Relief Efforts”

  1. Simon Says:

    hey guys… nice sentiment; though add a note in there somewhere about another TRAGEDY, the same; though not the same – http://bit.ly/9z4eO8 – Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf

  2. Keith Glover Says:

    Come on people, what good is money going to do? THIS IS NOT A NATURAL DISASTER! This is BP’s fault and they have BILLIONS of dollars to put towards the cleanup. Any money you send them will just line their pockets and have absolutely NOTHING to do with the clean-up efforts. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT give these assholes ANY money!

    Take a quick google to see how much of the Red Cross’s “Katrina Fund” has been spent. Thats right a whopping $0.00 have been allocated. Please think before you give money away. How many people in your town need your help. Please consider helping your local community first. I’m sure your local food bank or children’s hospital needs some help.

    Think people think!

    • Matt Mickiewicz Says:

      Read the post.

      The money isn’t going to BP… it’s going to http://www.healthygulf.org/ which was founded in 1995 and has been working on environmental, fisheries and pollution issues affecting the gulf since that time.


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