99designs is a San Francisco-based crowdsourcing web site for graphic and web design work. The site boasts a community of over 250,000 participating designers.
Many of these participating designers are based in the Philippines, which was just ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Now the team at 99designs has turned to Indiegogo in an effort to crowdfund relief aid, and they are pledging to match contributions up to $25,000.
“Our mission is to connect the world with great graphic designers. Earlier this year, our staff had the opportunity to travel to Manilla and Davao City to meet with some of our talented design community in the Philippines,” 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn told Crowdfund insider. “We were inspired by their stories and humbled to call them part of our 99designs family, so when we heard about Typhoon Haiyan, we knew we had to act.”
The campaign has raised $15,000 in very short order and seems well on its way to raising a total of $25,000 by the time the campaign ends on December 12.
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