Maovember 2014 is off to a strong start with 元12,560 of cash turned in during the first few days of the month and more expected this week as pin sellers deliver funds.
The total includes 元2600 in pin sales (each pin is 50 yuan / 500 mao), 元3040 in proceeds from drinks and games at the launch party at The Corner Melt on Sunday, and 元6900 in donations. That last amount includes individual donors who sponsored one or more cataract surgeries at 元800 each and a 元1300 donation by Andy’s Craft Sausage and the Hash House Harriers.
This year’s mission is to fund at least 25 cataract surgeries and it looks like that will easily be surpassed.
The donation total will be updated every few days. You can find it at the top left corner of this site. If you are viewing the site on a mobile device, click the “+” sign.
Maovember focuses on quirky events for good causes. Our 2022 partner is Library Project, which has furnished thousands of reading rooms in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.