If you’ve been too busy playing the best games of 2021 to take part in this year’s Ars Technica Charity Drive sweepstakes, you’re running out of time to donate to a good cause and get a chance to win your share of over $1,600 worth of swag (no purchase necessary to win). The deadline is 11:59 pm EST tonight (Friday).
Over the past few weeks, over 300 readers have contributed almost $38,000 to either the Electronic Frontier Foundation or Child’s Play as part of the charity drive (EFF is now leading in the donation totals by about $8,000). That’s still a bit off from last year’s record haul of over $58,000, but it’s quickly approaching the previous record of $38,861.06 set in 2015.
If you’ve put it off this long, don’t do so any longer! There are only a few hours left to get your entry recorded and help a good cause at the same time.
See below for instructions on how to enter, and check out the Charity Drive kickoff post for a complete list of available prizes.
How it works
Donating is easy. Simply give to Child’s Play using PayPal or donate to the EFF using PayPal, credit card, or bitcoin. You can also support Child’s Play directly by picking an item from the Amazon wish list of a specific hospital on its donation page. Give as much or as little as you feel comfortable with—every bit helps.
We’ll then contact the winners and have them choose their prize by January 31 (choosing takes place in the order the winners are drawn). Good luck!