Today, 10% of all SparkFun sales will be donated to the EFF.
If there is a local company around these parts that mirrors our culture, it's Oskar Blues Brewery. They tend to throw their money and efforts into their flavor of interests/hobbies (bicycle culture/advocacy, food, entrepreneurship, etc.). It's an awesome and inspiring business model. Plus, they make a great brew and helped us host our soldering competition.
One venture Oskar Blues does every so often is "Makin' a Difference Mondays" - where a portion of sales for a day go to a charity/non-profit. We really liked that model of giving back - so we're doing something similar. Today is the first-ever SparkFun "Donation Day."
The way it works is like this: Today (5/20/2013), 10% of all SparkFun sales will be donated to a non-profit chosen through a vote by SparkFun employees. The organization we've chosen to be the recipient of today's funds is the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
EFF is one of the very few non-profit legal entities out there which actively fights for our rights as consumers, geeks and hackers. So if you've been holding off on a SparkFun purchase to wait for just the right moment, and you want to support an outstanding organization - today is the day!
We hope you join us in supporting the EFF!