Current donations

Currently a total of 1279,35* has been donated. Thanks!
* This amount is the total amount of donations minus the payment provider transaction fees

Get sponsored of accept donations?

When I started with this idea of walking to Berlin, I did not think about funding. I am away from home (and work) for about 30 days, and I have expenses like food and drinks. Also, I need to buy some stuff to make the trip a safe one.

So, let's have people donate and pay the trip for me. Hmm, that doesn't sound right does it? Maybe it's better to give people the choice to sponsor me personally, or donate to charity.

That sounds better, I am going to get attention by walking to WordCamp Europe in Berlin, and along the way I'll raise funds for a charity. But which one? Well that's going to be easy.

Picking a charity

DonateWC was founded by Ines van Essen. And since she started it, I was a fan of this initiative.

DonateWC is an initiative that aims to provide people with lesser financial means with funds to get to a (big) WordCamp. From donations that we collect, we’ll provide deserving community members with the following:

  • A WordCamp ticket
  • Door to door transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drink money
  • Internet access
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience

Helping people with financial challenges to attend a WordCamp is something that strengthens the community and brings people together. By raising funds for DonateWC, I am helping these people, and support the WordPress community (which I have been doing for a while in other areas the last years).

How can you donate?

You can donate by using the form below. Payment can be done with:

All donations (minus the costs for the payment provider) will be handed over to DonateWC when I arrive in Berlin.

If you want to donate to me personally, as sponsor for the hike, that's possible too. Just mention 'Personal donation for Marcel' in the comment field.

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Donation Total: €50,00