Thank you! Our Mothers Day Fundraiser Was a Success!

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved or donated to Freethought Blogs’ Mothers Day Fundraiser! It was a huge success!

Our donations totaled $7349.04!

Thank you for your continued support!

Some of our bloggers will be streaming live today to say thank you. Check it out! It will be at 3:30pm Eastern Time. (Edit: This is at 19:30 UTC. I apologize for only putting an American time. I hope this helps!)


  1. blf says

    (Cross-posted, with minor edits, from Geeky Humanist here at FtB.)

    Congratulations !

    A minor quibble: There is a worldwide readership. But the time is only given for USAian zone. I always suggest also giving the time in UTC — most people seem to know their local conversion with UTC, far more so than that with any USAian zone. (Ironically, USAians are perhaps the least likely to know their local conversion with UTC !)

    Incidentally, this event is at 19h30 UTC.

    (Yes, I know there are zone converters, and I used one to check my own mental calculation… but that they exist is rather missing the point.)

  2. billseymour says

    UTC = Cordinated Universal Time (The order of the initials is a compromise between English and French word order.)

    It’s basically the same as GMT (Greenwich mean time), but it’s based on atomic clocks, not astronomical observations; and it can differ from GMT by up to 0.9 seconds.  (The speed of the Earth’s rotation isn’t constant.  Indeed, it’s slowing a wee bit, which is why we add a “leap second” to UTC every once in a while to keep the sun more or less in the same place at the same time of day.)

    Local time offsets from UTC are expressed as amounts of time east of the prime meridian.  For example, in St. Louis, Missouri, where I live, we are currently observing CDT (central daylight time), UTC-5:00.  IIRC, FtB blogger Andreas Avester is currently observing EEST (Eastern European summer time), UTC+3:00.

    Was that more than you wanted to know? 😎

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