Help Us Help Molly Holzschlag

Update Nov 24th: We hit our goal!

Update Dec 2nd: Donation made, see bottom of the post!

At modmore we are grateful for the opportunity to build amazing tools for an open platform. That’s why we give 10% of every purchase directly to funding the development of MODX Revolution. This month however, we have decide to also contribute to something else.

Molly Holzschlag has been a prominent member of the web community for decades. We are not alone in looking up to her work and having a great deal of respect for her as a person. When we heard that she was diagnosed with a rare liver condition and had lost her health benefits we knew there must be something we could do to help her with out of pocket medical expenses.

“If Tim Berners-Lee is the father of the Web, then Holzschlag is its fairy godmother. Molly E. Holzschlag has changed the world in many ways. She is the author of over 30 books on web design, CSS, accessibility, web standards, and more. Molly has helped to establish many of the web standards used today by working with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Standards Project (WaSP).”
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To help Molly, a fundraising campaign was launched earlier this month. While we are grateful for being able work with MODX, we recognize this opportunity has been made possible by Molly and people like her who have worked tirelessly on the World Wide Web. That's why we want to help her.

We want to contribute $500 to the HelpUsHelpMolly fund, becoming a Platinum Level Supporter on the fundraiser. Until we hit our $500 goal, all modmore revenue will be collected, starting today. That includes Redactor, MoreGallery and SimpleAB purchases and applies to all license packs, from single to unlimited licenses. At the end of the month we will make the donation through the fundraiser page. If you have been thinking about purchasing something from modmore, doing so in the next 10 days will help us help Molly.

You may not have known about Molly or her situation until today, but if the World Wide Web is something you feel you benefit from then Molly has helped enrich your life. Whether or not you are interested in a modmore purchase please consider contributing directly and let Molly know she has your best wishes and support.

Update!

It didn't take long to hit the $500 goal, only three days! Today (December 2nd) the donation to the HelpUsHelpMolly campaign has been processed. We're thankful for the opportunity to do things like this at modmore. Thank you!

Of course, you can still help Molly by contributing directly and we encourage you to do so if you can.

Mark Hamstra

Mark is the CEA at modmore where he helps people doing more with MODX. He accomplishes this by providing premium extras with great support and documentation, and other initiatives meant to help MODXers around, like MODX.today.