Readers of Tech and gaming site Ars Technica helped raise over $23,000 through its annual holiday charity drive. The event for 2013 benefited children's charity Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. While the numbers are down from 2012 (the charity drive raised $28,700 that year), readers still stepped up to the plate and bid on various bits of game-related swag and prize packs to generate some much needed funds for both charities.
Apparently Ars readers preferred donating to Child's Play over the EFF this year: $15,951.74 of the $23,000 was earmarked by readers for Child's Play, compared to $7,608.77 for the EFF.
If you are interested in the stats, you can see a decent break down of the numbers on Ars Technica. Since the Ars Charity Drive began in 2007, it has managed to raise a total of $140,000 for charity.