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January 2023 Donations & Finances


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Hello everyone!


As always with these posts, I’d like to drop a quick reminder that there are more ways to support Homecoming than just through donations. For a general overview of the different ways you can help Homecoming, check out this thread.


This donation window is opening earlier than usual this month due to the holiday season. Our next donation window will open at the normal time on January 28, 2023.


Updated pricing from OVH, revision 2:

As previously mentioned, OVH is increasing their prices across the board going into 2023. Previously, the pricing they gave us resulted in a monthly increase of ~$547.55. Earlier this week, however, OVH notified customers that some of the price quotes they sent out were erroneous and sent a list of revisions for their new pricing model. With the new, new pricing in place, our monthly costs with OVH will be increasing from $4,031.87 to $4,398.45. This is a drop of approx. $181 from their last quote, and an increase of $366.58 compared to where we were before the price increases. We’re still looking at ways we can reduce our costs back down and appreciate everyone’s patience in the meantime.


Additionally, due to the pricing error, OVH pushed the starting date out for the new pricing from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. Because of this, the additional funds collected last month to cover this change will instead be put towards our donation goal for January.


Holiday support closure:

Homecoming will be suspending all non-critical support from December 23rd to December 27th to give our wonderful volunteers a break for the holidays. During this time, response times for support requests will be longer than usual, and we’ll be heavily prioritizing time-sensitive issues. We thank everyone for their patience and wish you a Happy Holidays!


Last Month: December 2022


Last month we accepted $4,844.46 in donations, $0.80 over our target for the month. As always, any additional funding remaining at the end of each month is put towards our operating expenses for the following month or additional expenses for the current month.


Here is the breakdown of our expenses for December:

  • $4,060.87 for our hardware infrastructure from OVH
    • New pricing pushed back to Jan. 1
    • The funds remaining from this change will be put towards the donation goal for January
  • $121.25 for our Google G-Suite services
  • $105.00 for our 6-month Invision license renewal
  • $25.00 for our Air instance from Paperspace
  • $19.25 for the AWS EC2 instance serving our email
  • $9.73 for security / administration software



This Month: January 2023


The donation target for January 2023 is $4,072.66. Here is a breakdown of how the funds are allocated:

  • $4,398.45 for our hardware infrastructure from OVH
  • $121.57 for our Google G-Suite services
  • $25.00 for our Air instance from Paperspace
  • $20.00 to refill our Twilio balance used for programmable SMS
  • $19.25 for the AWS EC2 instance serving our email
  • $9.73 for security / administration software



Our donation system will be open as of the time of this post with a donation target of $4,072.66 and will automatically close once that target is met.


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Happy to contribute once more.

This is money well spent.

Thank you for keeping our city alive!


To our Homecoming team and everyone else, Happy Holidays!

May the "spirit of the season" bring people happiness and help them see their wishes coming true.


As for me? I'll be happy roaming the streets of Paragon City (and the Rogue isles). 😁

Have a nice day!


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