The Chivers have nearly doubled the donation goal for Lilli !!!

lilli new The Chivers have nearly doubled the donation goal for Lilli !!!

Yesterday, I posted a story about a special little girl battling Smith-Magenis Syndrome who needed our help. SMS causes intellectual disability, delayed development, sleep disturbance, and extreme behavioral problems, including self-inflicted injury.

The goal was to have a company that specializes in building safe spaces fly from the UK to Canada to construct a room-within-a-room to keep Lilli safe from harm. I set the financial goal at $17,000

The Chivers don’t look at price tags apparently. We raised the needed $17,000 in less than two hours flat! I couldn’t believe it. The Wilson family was in shock. I honestly expected it to take a couple days to hit such a lofty number.

But then something happened. Mac the Intern who was monitoring the donations spoke up, “We’re at $21,000.” Huh? Over the next couple hours donations surged through the $25,000 mark. Everybody here at the office basically sat in front of the donation site, collective jaws-on-floor.

I updated the site that whatever extra money was raise would go to help Lilli, education, medical bills, etc; we’ll figure out the salient details shortly. Lilli’s story continued to get passed around and inspire our Chivers to give prodigiously. I woke up this morning and checked the donations site. $32,000!!! We’re going to double the financial goal!

Chivers, on behalf of the Wilson family and everybody here… you knocked the ball out of the park. Check that, you put the ball out onto Waveland Ave. I’ve never been this proud of our Chivers and Chivettes. This is unbelievable. You’ve proven yourselves to be one of the most kind and generous communities on the internet and you’ve forever changed the life of a little girl who needed it most. For that, you should be very proud today.

Chive On,

John n’ Leo

Original story here.

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  • SweetAwesomeness

    cuz thats how Chivers roll!!

    • snowbird

      lol… the cubs cant hit the ball onto Waveland… Im sure us Chivers can… but not the Cubs… silly John n’ Leo

    • equalizermax

      You're welcome John… You can send us those free chive t-shirts as a compliment…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1521541108 cmonstur

    Absolutely incredible. Have never been more proud to say Chive on!!!

  • zombierangoon

    This is amazing. Great job guys!!!

  • Evan

    that's what happens when the chivers unite. damn proud to be a chiver

    • Ross

      I'd say that after this, theChive can now safely remove the Probably from its motto

  • http://www.facebook.com/seantholden Sean Holden

    Awesome! Gotta love the Chivers!

  • Monster

    WOW, if your readers where able to help this little girl, maybe they can help my wife. im amazed that a site can bring in so much help for someone in need. GOOD JOB CHIVE!!!! CHIVE ON!!!!

    • LOL

      Yeah, let's thumb down the next person who needs help! There is only one person in the world who needed your help and you helped her yesterday, time to pat yourselves on the back for the rest of your life and go back to being selfish assholes, albeit now justified by one act of kindness. Go team.

    • Sarcasm

      No, we can't help your wife, we already did our good deed for 2011. Get in line and try again next time. Thumbs down for you! Hahahaha.

      • Monster

        cool thanks ass hole, my wife has degenerative disc disease and our doctors in this town SUCK. im not asking for money. i just really like that people got together to help someone they may never get a chance to meet. thanks for being a asshole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • LOL

          I think you missed the sarcastic tone of my comment, but I don't blame you. I was actually pointing out my frustration with people thumbing down your comment, just because you are another person who could use assistance.

          • Monster

            thanks buddy , yea i want asking for handouts. just like i said so cool of chive. thanks for the reply.

          • http://www.facebook.com/7kris.witha.k7 Kris Coleman

            i picked it up, however sarcasm, as much as i do it, is always hard to catch on the internet.

            albeit.. the meaning of your comment was spoken truth

  • Mr_Rob

    Proud of being a Chiver

  • SitVisVobiscum

    I can't wait to see her new room and all of the goodies she and her family receive!

  • Thomas

    I used to be in the fundraising game. Trust me when I say it's not easy. It's hard sometimes to inspire people to give even when the cause is just. I have to credit John and the chivers for the compelling story but especially the Chivers for pulling the trigger on donating to this cause in much the same way as somebody pulls the trigger on a bazooka, you're not fucking around.

    • Lowrent75

      Werd.

  • Hch

    That's incredible. Chivers, well done.

  • WhatUpFlorida

    People do care about each other. GIve people a way to help, and they come through!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/gfeinberg86 GreyGhost9

    Awesome job people, i am very proud to be part of a group of people like you guys. It speaks volumes!!!

  • Casey & Lauren

    So happy we were part of this. Pay it forward.

  • Danino87

    I say you change the catch phrase from "probably" to "definitely" the best site in the world

  • http://mydylan.tumblr.com/ Dylan

    Chive on Chivers. Makes my heart warm 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the news John n Leo!

  • Nick

    I think this calls for a fresh influx of Chive shirts so those of us who have yet been able to secure one can show their awesome Chiver pride! What do you say, Chive?

  • zym

    I had a scare with one of my twins, weren't sure before she was born if there would or would not be any problems. There were not, so we were on the lucky side for sure. More than happy to give a little to give someone else a lot.

    And really, thanks to John, Leo, Mac, Patty, and everyone else for letting us know and doing the work to get this done. Never let it be said that nothing good ever comes from theChive.

    Still, a Supersized Sexy Chivers would not be frowned upon as a thank you gift….just sayin'

    Let's face it, we rule. But Lilli and Sid rule more.

  • CosmoKramerTheAssMan

    You talk about reeking of awesome?? This is it. Well done everyone. And to you, the people behind this blog, for championing such a drive for someone who needs it. Proud we all should be…

  • klokateer1

    You guys are doing amazing things with your ability to reach the masses. We are a small community, in the big scheme of things, but we are making great things happen. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves. Chive On

  • Sly

    Chive on!

  • Dave

    Outstanding! Glad that The Chive and it's viewers were able to make life a little bit better for Lilli and her parents.

  • jeremy Scanlon

    Chive = Winning!

  • Lowrent75

    Damn it feels good to be a Chiver…yes sung to "Damn it feels good to be a Gangsta". Well done folks.

  • Donna Romper

    Nice work chive. Apparently humanity is not dead.

  • Nicsho

    I feel so tingly! I helped!

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