A nice article about Farrah’s story, theCHIVERS’ charitable nature, and the future of Chive Charities

I often receive emails from Chivers asking me to post more articles about theCHIVE. Sadly, I rarely grant interviews because I think mainstream media is a silly thing. But when Melanie Asmar from Westword expressed interest in writing about theCHIVE’s charitable nature and the future of Chive Charities, I hopped on the phone.

Read the article RIGHT HERE.

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  • dorm room

    'We're just trying to make the world ten percent happier'

    • Typingthroughtears

      Am I the only who shed a few tears reading the article? It's not even just the money they raise. We love keeping up to date on how the recepients are doing! Plus! What about the people who get the help in other ways? Like Drake? He didn't need cash. Just a kick ass Star Wars gallery in his honour!

      To all the Chivers and Chivettes, you are class! KCCO!

    • https://thechive.com/ Paula_

      Oh fuck that, I just want to see it burn!!1!

      – the one you love to hate

    • Crushbent

      I just learned from this article that john is the goofy deputy off of true blood. That alone makes me 10% happier. That character is hilarious!

  • JayJay

    Long live the Chive

  • amanda

    I met the new ambassador for chive charities in vegas. very nice guy, can't remember his name but it sounds like chive charities is going to be a very large operation. how cool is that?

    • StuBABY

      I feel like I should know the answer to this, but I am just going to say PRETTY DAMN COOL!!!

  • cindy

    I like the description: theCHIVE is a "very kind underground social network."

  • Steph

    KCCO forever and ever. A long time in the future in a galaxy far, far away… I want them to know there are amazing people out there who don't need anything special to change the world.

  • http://cinemaplastique.tumblr.com MigraineBoy

    " All boobs and no heart " – Laughed out loud.
    "Just over half of the visitors are young males. (See: cleavage.)" – Priceless!

    • justabill

      I'm really not sure the author got the point herself. She kept bringing up boobs and cleavage at every turn. It looks like she needs to come back for 3 days to understand what makes theChive so great.

  • chivette

    this article makes me proud to be apart of the chive community.

  • savagecabbage

    We Chivers are awesome aren't we?

  • http://twitter.com/Hello_YouHadMe @Hello_YouHadMe

    This is too awesome for words. Makes me love you guys, and all Chivers, that much more.
    I hope you understand just what you created in 2008… because it's truly amazing. 🙂

    • Krupa_Troopa

      Best. Twitter handle. Ever.

  • Dirttoldman

    So.. New shirt idea.

    • tv_paul

      Good idea. You could maybe up the cost a few dollars per shirt and put it towards chive charities.

      • Pfizzle

        Great idea. Count me in for several shirts.

    • J_Butt

      Excellent idea

  • tv_paul

    John, It was a nice article and you guys should be proud of the money raise action you've taken.

  • CosmoKramerTheAssMan

    Fucking spot on article. I'm proud to call myself a Chiver.


  • Rick

    So proud to be among such kindhearted people. My faith in humanity has been restored again and again by the selfless actions of every chiver and chivette.

  • NebraskaGuy

    Way to go, Chive and Chivers/Chivettes – we all make this possible!

  • KMAC

    I used to kind of Hide looking at the Chive from my wife at times…until she found it one day and said "Hey thats the guy from True Blood", she is now forever a Chivette.

    • Joe

      I had no idea! Of course, I've only seen one episode that my wife made me watch. Good for John.

  • chris

    makes me proud to say i am a chiver!!!

  • IrishInNJ

    Just waiting for the next cause John. Let us at it.

  • SlimtwigMJ

    Can't wait to hear more about Chive Charities.

  • Craigery

    Chivers are very generous… as long as the victim is a hot chick, a member of the military with a hot wife, or a kid with a hot young mom. Everyone else is on their own.

    • Pfizzle

      Well we know a thread in the Chive charity section to create – Donations to ugly and unimportant people for Craigery.

      Have fun.

    • Craigery

      Did the Chive raise money for ALL the victims of the Aurora shooting, or just the cute blonde one?

      • Kzo

        Very constructive… You didn't read the article, did you?

        The chive and the chive community can't save the world. Yes the chive choose some stories instead of others. At least for one battle we make the difference, that's not much but this is something.
        Some people here shows some initiative, but still you prefer to treat them like perverts rather than seeing the little good that's actually done.

        You could have said that maybe we can try to help more people of the Aurora shooting, lots of chivers would agree with that. But no you prefer to whine like a self-righteous douche.

        • Craigery

          Please. If anyone's being self-righteous here, it's The Chive community, tooting their own horn about how generous they are. If Melanie Asmar had been an ugly fat woman, Chivers wouldn't have given her a single penny.

          • Craigery

            Sorry, got the name's mixed up; I meant "Farrah Soudani". If Farrah wasn't so attractive, nobody here would care about her story.

    • The_Dood

      Someone posted a link in the comments to the one of the guys that was with her to donate to him. KCCO was in almost every comment, and that wasn't even posted by theChive. I actually donated to that instead of Farrah because I knew Farrah's cause would get more than enough money raised in no time.

    • tazz__99

      Craigery you stupid douchebag..I remember giving to this sweet little girl named Lilli …go crawl back under your rock https://thechive.com/2011/06/28/a-chivette-needs-o

    • Err

      Maybe I'm wrong, but what you are suggesting is that a hot chick, member of the military with a hot wife, or a kid with a hot young mom are in less need of everyone else? Perhaps you live in a very cynical world where only ugly or tainted people exist; shame really since all I see on the Chive are beautiful people everywhere sharing. I take it by your attitude you are probably not one to donate to any of the Chive charities, which is fine… to each their own. Now, saying that, it would be great if we had the same in return; let us donate to whomever we bloody well will.

    • Holmespump

      'Cause these guys are HOT, right? https://thechive.com/2011/02/09/a-chiver-from-fluv

  • KyBoy

    We owe a true debt of gratitude to all of the guys(and gals) at theChive offices' that make this all possible. Not only do they continue to keep us all entertained day after day, they are making a difference and shining a light in an otherwise dark place. I am honored to call myself a Chiver and what we as an "underground social community" should be an inspiration to many others! Stay strong Chivers!!! KCCO

  • oclvtrek

    Awesome! KCCO

  • John

    She should have just said she doesn't speak english and just came over from Mexico. Then she would have gotten free medical care.

  • Chiver_Sammy

    Proud to be part of the Chive family…"we go together like lamb and tuna feesh"

  • Fa1thless

    Good stuff maybe we'll get more Chivers/Chivettes from the article and get to raise some more cash for people in the future (and a couple hottie Chivettes as well).

  • MylesofStyles


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