I work for an awesome company (WebDevStudios) that values philanthropy as much as I do and I am very proud to be a part of their charity efforts. For the holidays, we at WDS split into 3 teams, and each team has elected a favorite charity that they are raising money for: Codestarter.org, Freedom Projectz, or the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Each team is competing with each other to raise the most money for their charity, and WDS will donate $1,000 to the winning organization.

2014-12-06 11.28.07My team, “Scream Team”, has raised $430 so far and we have till December 24th to collect donations for our cause. In an effort to bribe my friends and family to donate, I personally made 52 batches of peanut butter fudge over two days and I am shipping them all over the country along with a note about the WDS Charity Competition and urging them to donate to Codestarter.org. We chose this charity because we would like to see more children with laptops learning code and WordPress, and every $250 raised provides one laptop to a deserving child.

You can read more about what each charity does on our post at WebDevStudios’ blog. All three causes are excellent choices and we hope that you will pay it forward with us by donating to one or all of the charities this holiday season: http://webdevstudios.com/2014/12/08/wds-holiday-charity-competition/.

Published by Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since then, she has taught herself CSS, Sass, PHP, MySQL, as well as becoming a Wordpress expert; evangelizing and presenting at over twenty-two WordCamps across the country and multiple WordPress meetups in Southern California where she resides, about all aspects of building and maintaining sites on WordPress. Suzette is passionate about WordPress the application as well as the WordPress Open Source Community, and loves to code and teach others the wonders of WordPress. She is a purveyor of lowbrow art, and when she is not WordPressing, she is painting or visiting Los Angeles art galleries to add more work to her growing art collection.

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