We've talked before about our donations to Room to Read and in the spirit of the holidays we've decided to run a matching campaign for the rest of December. This means that starting now and until January 1st, 2012 the Tempo team will add a $10 donation to Room to Read for every starter license sold. We already donate $10 (minus transaction fees, etc.) to Room to Read for every Tempo starter license sold and now for the remainder of December we want to double that amount!
We've been supporting Room to Read for a while now. It all started 2009 at the Atlassian Summit when we heard John Wood, the founder of Room to Read, give a keynote speech about their charity work. We liked the cause and we want to continue supporting them - now with an extra push, with a little help from you :)
Current estimation of our donations to Room to Read for 2011 is about $7,000 but we want to set the goal high and we are aiming for a total of $10,000 in donations to Room to Read for the year 2011.
In case you haven't heard about Room to Read before here is a bit about the organization:
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education.
If you've been considering getting a starter license of Tempo now is definitely the time. You'll be able to help twice as many children :) We would really appreciate it if you would help us reach our goal of $10,000 in donations for the year 2011. You can get a Tempo starter license here.