Cards Against Humanity (CAH), known for their dirty and slightly vulgar version of the family game Apples to Apples, is full of crazy new kooks. This year, the company that continually donates has decided to receive. Since 2012, the company has, according to their website, raised “nearly $4 million for organizations [they] love,” including starting “$500,000 full-ride scholarship for women getting degrees in science.”
CAH is known for its crude humor, making it easier for the company officials to always remain straight-forward with all of their endeavors. This year, the company decided to receive donations on Black Friday in $5 increments. As the CAH twitter account put it, “On Black Friday, a lot of companies promise you something for nothing. We're the only company to offer you nothing for something.” As crazy as that sounds, the idea was quite the spectacle, and many people caught on.
With “a windfall profit of $71, 145,” according to their site, the company has “kept it all.” Over $70,000 was spread out amongst employees as a way for them to splurge on themselves. Their website even goes as far to list exactly what over 10,000 people generously paid for. From paying off student loans to piano lessons, CAH employees really took this as a chance to receive.
However, as expected, many employees chose to donate some of their proceeds to charity. From donations to the Marine Mammal Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, employees spent approximately one third of the money on various non-profit organizations, relief programs, and helping the impoverished on New Year’s Eve. Many employees even chose to donate to the Planned Parenthood of Rocky Mount after the recent shooting.
Although CAH is not necessarily kid friendly, the company has continually promoted growth and development through giving. Even when given money, many employees chose to donate, truly symbolizing the spirit of the holidays. The majority of the profit from Black Friday was used on others, proving that it is always better to give than receive.