Ever since Dogecoin's inception, its community has always been on the forefront of cryptocurrency. Unlike your typical paper money sitting in your wallet right now, Dogecoin is a currency with a fun and passionate community filled with memes, activism, and a desire to do good. That means the /r/dogecoin subreddit, our online discussion board, is for everyone - not just for financiers. This includes charitable individuals who want to make an impact!
Hence why we started up fundraisers in the past:
to bring clean water to Kenyans (Doge 4 Water)
to provide rental and mortgage grants to Minnesota families with critically ill or seriously injured children (Doge 4 Housing)
to distribute free socks to the homeless population in Los Angeles, California (#DogecoinSocksForTheHomeless)
...and many more!
Now, in 2017, we need YOUR help in giving back to those in need!
Family House is a wonderful organization that offers families with a child or children being treated for a serious illness at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital a place to stay in San Francisco, California. They free families from any financial burdens of a costly hotel room; but not only that, they also give physical comfort and emotional support to their guests.
/u/DogcoinFanatic, one of the members of our community, used their services first-hand when his family needed it. Other guests at Family House, just like him and his family, can also benefit with your donations!
According to the Family House website:
"Founded in 1981, Family House is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Qualifying families live more than 50 miles from UCSF, and many live at or below the low-income status as determined by UCSF. Our location sustains nearly a 100% occupancy rate and can accommodate 240 people per night. Over the course of a year we serve more than 3,000 families." - Source
Parents from all over the world bring their children to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital without any means to pay for the high cost of a hotel room in San Francisco, California. Family House eases this stressful burden by offering a place for families to stay while their children undergo treatment.
We started this fundraising campaign to help serve the needs of these families during one of their most stressful times, and we need your help.
100% of the funds raised will be donated to the Family House organization.
Your donations will help sponsor:
Direct support for families, such as gas cards, food supplies, diapers and other essentials items.
Maintainment of residential services and a healthy facility for guests.
We will be converting the funds from DOGE to USD before the donation is made.
"It's a good place to donate too. I've experienced this place first hand when I was younger and they really do care about the people that come to the 'Family House'. My family didn't have to pay one cent while we stayed there. I see on the donation page you can donate for Christmas, could you imagine if we were a Santa for the whole 'FAMILY HOUSE'? What publicity that would bring DOGECOIN? San Francisco? VC's?"
Hi, I'm Minh Tran (or /u/PowerLemons on /r/dogecoin). I created Dogecoin.com and helped developed the reddit /u/sodogetip tip bot. And I'm looking forward to seeing this fundraiser help a lot of people!
/u/DogcoinFanatic proposed the idea of a Family House fundraiser, and was a guest at Family House with his family when he was young. He coded the donation progress bar for the website.
/u/Sporklin and /u/Fulvio55 are prominent members of the community on /r/dogecoin.
/u/langer_hans is the main Dogecoin developer. Also, "/u/langer_hans cells are dendritic cells (antigen-presenting immune cells) of the skin and mucosa, and contain organelles called Birbeck granules. ... They can be found in other tissues, particularly in association with the condition /u/langer_hans cell histiocytosis (LCH)." - Source
/u/-gojira funded the prizes for the Doge 4 Family House logo contest.
Doge 4 Family House logo designed by /u/DannyValla.
All funds are donated to the 3/4 multisig wallet (ABaii5ioqYvNCsrEKogNFDUroXeLcY4zir)
There are four owners to the multisig fundraiser wallet:
A 3/4 multisig wallet means there are four owners of the wallet, and three of these four owners must come together in order to authorize a transaction (such as a payment).
This type of wallet was chosen so no single person is ever in control of the wallet; in fact, three persons must come together to authorize a transaction. Even though only three owners are needed, there are four owners in the event that an owner is unable to authorize a transaction.