A program is being worked out so that flash artists on Newgrounds have the opportunity to use their works in order to support a good cause. The idea is that a specific charity is given its own account on Newgrounds. That charity can then be added to a person's "Portal Buddies" list and coauthored on their flash submissions. Once coauthored, the artist can designate a portion of the flash ad revenue to be given to the charity.
Although most flashes do not produce very much via the ad revenue system, the idea is to get many authors behind the project. The more flashes that the charities are coauthored, the more that can go towards a check being sent to that charity.
As for the charity accounts themselves, all of the information connected to the account is that of the charity. All payments will be going directly to that charity and NOT a third party such as myself or Newgrounds headquarters. This keeps the integrity of the project in check.
Tom is completely aware of this project and has granted me permission to go forward with it.
As of now there are TWO charities that you can donate towards:
The Yellow Ribbon Fund
The Yellow Ribbon Fund was created in early 2005 to assist our injured service members and their families while they recuperate at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. Our mission began when the father of an injured Marine introduced two of our volunteers to staff at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval and they told us what needs were not met by other donors.
In almost four years contributions made through the Yellow Ribbon Fund have provided the following for injured service members and their families: 900 free rental cars: over 11,000 free taxi rides; over 4,000 free hotel room nights; and 38 families have used our five apartments for almost 4,000 nights; and hundreds of free tickets to sporting games, concerts and plays, and hundreds of lunches, dinners, golf games, duck and goose hunts, fishing trips, and other activities.
Breast Cancer Research Fund
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, works to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $237 million to support clinical and genetic research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. In October, 2008, BCRF awarded $34.5 million in new research grants to 166 scientists from top universities and academic medical centers across the globe.
Please visit the accounts for more information!
More charities will be added soon, and please feel free to request specific charities you would like to see a part of this program!
If there are any questions or concerns please place them here in this thread, along with any suggestions and support.
The way that this is going to work is if we all work towards it. It is very little to give up 5% of your total ad revenue for a great cause! If we all put a little towards it, it can make a world of difference!
Thank you all.