Yes it is that time of year once again. The Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge during the month of May, where you do stuff and I donate money to worthy charities. This is the 7th Year I have done this so far donating over $6000. and it will run until the end of May.
I do this challenge each year to raise awareness of my blog while giving money to charities who need it. Some people have asked why I don’t just shut up and donate the money without all the fuss. Three reasons. First, what I spend on this is my advertising budget for the year so if you enjoy Bearman Cartoons, please help by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc and/or thumbing up on StumbleUpon or Reddit. Second, I have heard from many people who want to donate but their current financials don’t allow for it. This is a great way for them to get involved. And finally, no one would probably know about all these great charities without the challenge so it is my way to strum up some publicity for them.
Again this year I will divide evenly the amount of money donated between three charities up to $1500. The first charity I will support is the Red Cross in their efforts to help those suffering after the Nepal Earthquake. The second charity is the Brandon C Gromada Head and Neck Cancer Foundation. This charity is named after my friend Brandon Gromada who was stricken with this terrible disease and passed away in 2012. His family set up this foundation to direct funds to research for better treatments. This is a rare type of cancer that research funds are needed to combat it. And the third is of course one of my favorite charities, Crayons to Computers. It is a free store for teachers allowing them to stock up on school and art supplies for their students/classrooms. But that is not all. Once again, I am going to match dollar for dollar anything you donate to Crayons to Computers up to a max $500. When donating just make it in Honor of Bearman Cartoons and they will know how to notify me. So that is $2000 of my own money I am will to put up to get the word out about these causes. I will donate the indicated amount for each thing that you do in the month of May:
- $10 – For any cartoonists who uses ME in a cartoon in their strip. Use “BEARMAN” somewhere in the toon. Maybe it’s a character’s name, a name on a bar sign in the background, integrating my green haired gravatar into a background character or even loosely as “Check out that Bear, man!” Be sure to link back to this post so I know to include you in my tally. I know some of you work with a buffer so if you plan to post after May just contact me and let me know and I will add it to the list.
- $5 – Blog about my challenge to your readers and link back to this entry in your post – http://beartoons.com/2015/04/30/bearman-cartoo…challenge-2015/
- $1 – Circle/Follow me on Google Plus – http://googleplus.beartoons.com. Payout limited to the first 1200 new followers in May so I have money for the other parts of the challenge. Currently I have 84,004 followers so a buck for every one added above that up to the max.
If by some luck I hit the max payout and your are a cartoonist willing to utilize me/my name in your strip but haven’t posted yet, just let me know and I will still count those as part of the match money to Crayons 2 Computers. Thanks for your continued support.
Yes, you do do this every years. I do something similar once a month. It’s easier on the wallet that way.
You were already a friend in Google + but I’m following you now as well.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. 🙂
Well, I need to get on top of this again. Good work, Bearman!
I did my comic. I’ll post it next Sunday.
Awesome. Thanks Jason!
How much if I put a 728×90 banner at the top of 8 Bit Nerds for the month of May? Do you have a link to an image I can use and would you like it to lead to your charity page or home page?
You have the oddest size requests. haha. Let me see what I can find.
ha. What am I thinking. It already exists. Top one of that size is most recent. http://beartoons.com/bearmania/. I’ll throw in $5 for it for sure!! thanks
Either page is great.. Thanks Dave.
I was going to say that that is a normal size banner… normal for adsense.
Made those so long ago I had a brain fart. Seemed an odd size in my head
I don’t care what your wife says – you’re a good man, Bearman 😆
[I’ll see what I can do to promote this charity drive on Madhatters !]
Thanks as always Duncan. Much appreciated
Inserted directly into my blog just like the last two years! 😀
I’ll try and get you into my comic before the month is out. However, I cannot guarantee that you won’t get eaten by a shark again. 😉
Good luck! 😀
How are you going to write me back alive? haha
Given your current storyline I have a feeling a weight might fall on my head
I will try & come up with a strip for you again green hair guy. Already got an idea
Thanks Tony. You always come through
No worries. Comic set to auto-post at midnight tonight for Monday’s comic. Sometimes you need to be careful what you ask for Muhahahaha!!!!
I worked you in on my May 13th Susie & Mr Sockhead.
Oh yeah, it’s on. Keep yer eyes peeled. I’ll let you know when Bearman has joined the flock.
Done and done!
Thanks so much. Awesome
Again?? You’re stealing my time, I’m sure.
It’s worth it
Whoah….I’m a bit behind this year. Blog coming soon!
What? You got a big behind?
Yes I do. Oh, and posted! https://natefakes.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/its-bear-season/
Here’s my contribution
VOILA 😀 https://dontchawannadream.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/bearman-cartoons-charity-challenge-2015/
Awesome!!! Thanks for getting it in and under the wire. Really appreciate it.