Technically, there actually is one official winner of the WebDevStudios Charity Challenge, which took place over the recent holiday season. But when you consider that three teams competed and raised almost $3,000 for charity, well, really, everybody won.
Add to that, WebDevStudios (WDS) is matching the amount of the winning team’s raised funds, making that team extra special cool. (Note: For the sake of transparency, it’s important that the author of this blog post inform you that she is a member of said extra special cool team.)
The WDS Charity Challenge first launched in 2014 with amazing results. In 2015, the company chose to raise money as one entity and did so successfully. But during the 2016 holiday season, WDS resurrected the “Lord of the Flies” vibe of the charity challenge by dividing the company into three teams: Team Blitzen, Team Comet, and Team Rudolph. The efforts of each team were relentless, and, sometimes, downright aggressive.
So, without further ado, here are the results of our recent charity challenge:
- WINNING EXTRA SPECIAL COOL TEAM
Team Comet raised $1,390 for Code for Progress. This amount will be matched by WDS and added to the total donation for the nonprofit.
- SECOND PLACE
Team Rudolph raised $1,160 for Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI).
- THIRD PLACE
Team Blitzen raised $435 for Able Gamers.
A big shout out and THANK YOU to everyone who donated, which includes our own team members, their spouses, partners, relatives and friends, and WDS followers and supporters. We couldn’t have conducted this charity fundraiser without your help.