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For immediate release: 12/10/13
#HoodieTheHomeless Lands in San Francisco
Bitcoin Not Bombs has completed our crowd-funding campaign to purchase 325 hoodies to be distributed to the homeless of San Francisco, CA on December 22, 2013.
(San Francisco, CA) – On September 10, 2013 Bitcoin Not Bombs launched a crowd-funding campaign to purchase 325 discontinued orange hoodies from Mass Appeal Inc. to be given to the homeless in time for Winter, and to do a little guerrilla marketing for Bitcoin in a downtrodden community that can benefit from this revolutionary technology.
This was entirely a Bitcoin project. The fundraising was done in Bitcoin, and the hoodies were purchased with Bitcoin, thanks to Mass Appeal Inc. Although we did not refuse war dollar donations, the $388 dollars donated was converted to bitcoin using CashIntoCoins.com.
We raised over 12 bitcoin using a Bitcoin Starter campaign that ran from September 10th to October 8th. Bitcoin Starter is a crowd-funding platform that was created to help individuals and entrepreneurs receive funding for their ideas and projects through the direct support of Bitcoin pledgers.
Using Cash Into Coins donors were able to deposit war dollars at many popular banks and credit unions have Bitcoin sent directly to this project. In addition, Cash Into Coins gave anyone who used the site to purchase their own bitcoin the option to contribute part of their transaction fee to Bitcoin Not Bombs which resulted in over 3.5 bitcoin.
Through the generous contribution of Global Grins we are able to distribute 500 toothbrushes to those in need. The Global Grins team is dedicated to providing toothbrushes to as many impoverished persons around the world as possible
Bitcoin Quick Start Guide
Using the Bitcoin Not Bombs propaganda fund we printed 2,500 brochures to help people get started using Bitcoin with particular emphasis on tools and services that are accessible to undocumented, homeless and unbanked people.
First Day of Distribution
On November 17, 2013 we joined Project FEED to assemble and distribute 300 brown bag lunches, and 150 Bitcoin Not Bombs hoodies. Every recipient of a hoodie, and many of the vendors at the local farmer’s market received our Bitcoin Quick Start Guide.
Enter Phase Two
When the Bitcoin Starter campaign ended we began taking pre-orders for Bitcoin Not Bombs t-shirts and hoodies. Each purchase was priced to cover the cost of a hoodie for someone in need. Using this strategy we sold 49 hoodies, and 16 t-shirts, funding an additional 65 hoodies for the project.
Over 500 Bitcoin retailers offered one day deals on Bitcoin Black Friday. We were listed on the site with other great charities such as AntiWar.com and Fr33Aid.com. We offered free international shipping on orders placed from Bitcoin Black Friday to Crypto Monday.
Next Distribution Day Scheduled
On December 22, 2013 we will again join Project FEED to distribute brown bag lunches, toothbrushes, Bitcoin Quick Start Guides and 182 Bitcoin Not Bombs hoodies funded in Phase Two of the campaign.
General Donations 4.71131765
Total raised 30.27846188 btc
Bitcoin Change Club: http://bitchangeclub.org/blog/bitcoin-not-bombs-hoodies-the-homeless/
Bad Quaker Dot Com: http://www.badquaker.com/archives/2877
Free Press Publications: http://fpp.cc/big-news-from-bitcoin-not-bombs/#sthash.qUE0ihoK.dpbs
Special Thanks to our friends and supporters from Amagi Metals, BitMit, Mass Appeal Inc, Mad Bitcoins, Open Garden, Blockchain.info, Free Talk Live, Peace News Now, Porc Therapy, Lets Talk Bitcoin, Sean’s Outpost, The Liberty Beat, The Angel Clark Show, Roberts & Roberts and the dozens of volunteers and donors who made this campaign happen.
About Bitcoin: Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system. Whereas legacy payment systems rely on third-party intermediaries, Bitcoin transactions are secured through a distributed computing network, seamlessly enabling direct monetary transactions. The supply of Bitcoins is regulated by software and cannot be manipulated by any government, bank, organization or individual.
About Bitcoin Not Bombs: Bitcoin Not Bombs is a launching pad for NGOs and social entrepreneurs into Bitcoin economy, offering premium publicity campaigns designed to facilitate an organization’s adoption of Bitcoin, to fully capitalize on that decision in their fundraising efforts, and to connect them with commercial partners where they can spend Bitcoin. Bitcoin Not Bombs is committed to being the hub of the charity sector of the Bitcoin economy.
Media Contact: Davi Barker
Davi@BitcoinNotBombs.com | 408.718.0148
or Drew Phillips
Drew@BitcoinNotBombs.com | 520.300.1412
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