My name is Victoria Doronina and I am from Russia. I work as a scientist.
Almost every day I come home from work and spend several hours improving Wikipedia! Why would I donate so much of my free time? Because I believe that by giving my time and effort—along with thousands of other people of different nationalities, religion, ages—we will one day have shared and free knowledge for all people. This is truly a worthwhile goal.
Today, I am asking you to do something else to help build Wikipedia. Make a financial donation.
Wikipedia is one of the top five websites in the world, but it is very different.
The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that runs Wikipedia, depends on thousands and thousands of small donations from its readers. It doesn’t display any ads. Wikipedia should not be biased by an obligation to any private company or government. Wikipedia is for all people, and so it is your donation that keeps this valuable resource running.
Please make a donation today, right now.
I would like to thank you, reader, for the many ways you contribute to Wikipedia. Your donation helps us to continue to provide free knowledge to the world.