Cards Against Humanity has once again sacrificed Black Friday to entice shoppers to its website without its usual fare online. The game company usually has a gimmick of sorts and ends up giving the money it earns on the day after Thanksgiving – traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year in brick and mortar stores – to charities, according to the Kansas City Star on Friday. This year, says the Cards Against Humanity website, the profits were huge again. In fact, for the 24-hour period, after being promised nothing for one’s $5, 11,248 people paid $5. Of those, 1,199 people gave the website more than $5 by filling out the online form more than once. One person actually ended up giving $100.
All in all, Cards Against Humanity garnered $71,145. Though they are known for their fundraising efforts for a variety of charities, they didn’t give much at all to the charities this year. In 2015, they kept the money for themselves. The charities that have been assisted by the company in the past were Chicago Design Museum, DonorsChoose.org, Sunlight Foundation, Wikimedia Foundation, Worldbuilders, and a $500,000 full-ride scholarship for women getting degrees in science. Since 2012, it has been reported that the company has raised approximately $4 million for their favorite organizations. If you give to Cards Against Humanity for the notion that you are giving to charities, you might want to consider simply giving directly to the charities in the future. Obviously, their need to be extremely charitable has nearly ceased and they are keeping the money for themselves.
Online, the company admits that there has been a great deal of speculation as to how it would spend this year’s money from the Black Friday deal of getting nothing for your $5. Cards Against Humanity admits:
We’re happy to announce that this time, we kept it all.
It’s not clear why they are happy to announce that the charities are going without this year. It is believed that many givers would have thought that their money would have ultimately ended up helping a charity again. And this year, as promised, no one got anything for their donation. Recently, a donor at least got bulls**t in a box. This year, the company didn’t go to the effort to give anything.
Analyzing where the money is being spent this year, the list shows that someone named Alex is giving $803 to the Tree House Humane Society as well as an $803 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is spending more on himself, however, as he is also buying himself an iPad Pro with WiFi and Cellular, 128GB Space Grey with a more than $1,000 price tag. Among other costly items, he is getting himself a $900 Roomba iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot. Amy, one of the recipients of the Black Friday cash, will be paying off 1.5 percent of her student loan which amounts to $2,381. While it might be nice she wants to pay off her financial debt, she still found it necessary to spend $350 on a Playstation including other options. Of her monetary share, she is giving $200 to the Wilderness Society, $500 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and $50 to Batworld Sanctuary. But like Alex, she’s keeping the lion’s share.
Though persons named Claire, Holly and Kevin gave nothing to charity at all, others on the list of recipients are giving minimal amounts of their huge take of the donated cash to a host of charities. The charities receiving small donations are: DonorsChoose.org, the extremely political and controversial Planned Parenthood organization, The House Theatre, Lincoln Park Community Shelter, Intonation Music Workshop, a suicide prevention outlet, various animal groups and various cancer organizations. A guy named Nick who gets a nice portion of the free cash is going to give fifty 2-dollar bills to folks having a hard time on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in Chicago, says the Chicagoist. No word on exactly where he will be handing the cash out.