We are giving away money!

Wow, it's our first quarterly distribution.  I can't tell you how excited I am!  yadaDROP is a strong believer in the triple bottom line: people, planet, profits. So, we've asked our customers to help us nominate non-profit groups that promote sustainability.

Now here's the fun part: Anyone that visits yadadrop.com can vote for their favorite non-profit group, an unlimited amount of times per day!  The winning non-profit gets 5% of our revenue: $221.25!  BUT, you only have until 11:59PM on April 13th to get in all of your votes. Be sure to send all of your friends, relatives, and co-workers to this page to vote for your favorite non-profit too!

The Polls are Closed!  Want to find out who won?  Check out the official announcement page and a special announcement regarding Phoenix Bikes.

 

1. Phoenix Bikes

Empowering youth in Arlington, Virginia to become social entrepreneurs through direct participation in a financially and environmentally sustainable nonprofit bike shop that serves the community.

Phoenix Bikes primary focus is social responsibility. We mentor youth to learn valuable skills, while keeping them involved in a highly positive and physically active environment.  The shop brings opportunity to a historically poorer community.  The overwhelming majority of students involved in the program are from recent immigrant families.

Read our interview with Chris Jones!

 

2. The Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA)

A grassroots coalition of food producers and consumers formed in 1979 to support and promote a healthful, ecological, accountable and permanent agriculture in Ohio and elsewhere.

OEFFA membership is very diverse. It includes farmers, consumers, gardeners, chefs, political activists, teachers, researchers, retailers, and students. What members have in common is an interest in creating and maintaining a food system that is good for people, good for the earth, and good for the future.

Read our interview with Lauren Ketcham!

 

3. DoSomething.org

We believe young people have the power to make a difference. It is our aim to inspire, support and celebrate a generation of do-ers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.

DoSomething.org is helping students get plugged into social causes like: recycling, animal welfare, disaster relief, human rights, poverty alleviation, and spreading peace.


http://www.dosomething.org/

 

Comments

vote bots

How does someone add 6 votes every 10 seconds for an hour? This is sad.

i agree

I am looking into the issue now and will be taking swift action. don't give up!

blocked

The ip address (computer) in question has been blocked and the votes that were cast are being evaluated.

thanks

Thank you for checking on that. :)

1462 votes reclaimed

1,462 votes have been cleared from Phoenix Bikes. These votes will remain in a "retainer" until someone is willing to claim those votes and provide substantial proof that those votes were cast legitimately. If no one comes forward within the next 24 hours, these votes will be permanently excluded from their totals.

Phoenix Votes

Hello,

We posted a note to our volunteer list serve about this contest and we have some very active, enthusiastic volunteers. Our list serve shows that we have been getting excited about this poll and all of those votes are from our volunteers.

Thank you for putting Phoenix Bikes on your site!

Best

Alexis

i hear where you are coming from

Alexis,
You guys made a phenomenal comeback today! I'm looking at the web reports right now and you guys got the word out quick! BUT, there appears to be a disproportionate amount of votes coming from one computer. During a span of about 2 hours, 1400+ of the votes that were cast were not from a human. They were using an automated script. These kind of scripts leave a particular signature in the log files that is pretty easy to confirm. Since those votes weren't cast by human hands, I cannot include them into the totals.

Peace,
Brian