Facebook users: Humane Society gets Windows Live's $50,000

When Windows Live Messenger's "i'm Making a Difference" challenge was first announced, Microsoft said it would award a dollar for every member to the winning non-profit organization (the maximum donation sum being $50,000). The group's member numbers surged quickly - there are 62,795 members at the time of this newspost - allowing the software giant to make the full donation. After grabbing the most votes, the Humane Society of the United States is receiving the $50,000 donation from Windows Live on behalf of the Facebook group and its members.

"The Humane Society has been working since 1954 to celebrate animals and confront cruelty in all its forms. It's the nation's largest and most powerful animal protection organization, working tirelessly to advocate for a population unable to advocate for itself. We hope this contribution helps them continue their vital work. To everyone that joined the group: Thank you! Thank you for joining, thank you for telling your friends, and thank you all for speaking out passionately on the wall and the message boards. Together, we are truly making a difference!" read a note on the Facebook group's page.

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so uhhh ... people actually voted for the humane society to get the 50K? hmm at least they could vote... im not surprised, if this is going to be a US-only charity, theres not much else to vote for i guess... i guess politically its also the safest, if you support one group of humans you become the enemy of their enemies too...
if it gets to extend beyond the US and actually help with people who are suffering, like animals trapped in big cities full of people = helpless , people trapped in places they cant live in = also helpless ...

i guess politically its also the safest, if you support one group of humans you become the enemy of their enemies too...

Because, terminally ill children and disabled people have a LOT of enemies? lol, I don't think your logic holds water.

It's pretty cool that Microsoft not only put the charity choice to a vote, but donated the money on behalf of the Facebook group and its members. A pretty selfless act if you ask me.

Is there any news yet of MS extending this to outside of the USA? They said they were planning on doing this eventually.

Wow couldn't the money have gone to a better group than some crazy animal rights activists? I am ashamed to have been a part of the I'M campaign. There are PEOPLE out there who need this money through relief organizations, not animals!!

Internal Storm said,
There are PEOPLE out there who need this money through relief organizations, not animals!!

Animals are important and need the money too!
I am glad that an animal charity got the money.

Heather said,

Animals are important and need the money too!
I am glad that an animal charity got the money.


An animal is more important than a person?


and1direct said,
An animal is more important than a person?
:rolleyes:

Couldn't agree more. What a bonehead choice. How about send it down to the Louisiana area, they still need it...?

Dog is Love

Internal Storm said,
Wow couldn't the money have gone to a better group than some crazy animal rights activists? I am ashamed to have been a part of the I'M campaign. There are PEOPLE out there who need this money through relief organizations, not animals!!

relax all the charities are winners. The Humane Society just got an extra $50,000 from people's votes. Don't get mad at Microsoft for what people voted for.

he i’m™ Initiative from Windows Live Messenger™ makes helping your favorite cause as easy as sending an instant message. Every time you start a conversation using i’m, we share a portion of our advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective social cause organizations. Each of our partners will get a minimum of $100,000. As for the maximum? There is none. The sky's the limit.

LipSmacker said,

Couldn't agree more. What a bonehead choice. How about send it down to the Louisiana area, they still need it...?

Dog is Love :blink:

Because there are already numerous federal and state agencies that should be helping with Louisiana? $50,000 wouldn't rebuild a house, but it could save hundreds of animals.

and1direct said,

An animal is more important than a person?


:rolleyes:

How about you stop with your boneheaded speciesest views and start remembering that many Animals are treated cruelly by humans every day and need someone to support them. They are alive creatures too nd we share our planet with them, neither is more important than the other.