Vulgarity for Charity

What is it? Vulgarity for Charity is an annual charity drive jointly produced by Puzzle in a Thunderstorm and Cognitive Dissonance podcasts. The collaborators on CItation Needed.

When is it? The charity drive runs from November 1st through Thanksgiving, November 28th, 2019.

What charity does it benefit? Modest Needs (, a tax-exempt charity that gives emergency grants to low-income workers who are at risk of slipping into poverty and for whom no other source of immediate help is available.

How does it work? During the drive, donors that give $50.00 or more to Modest Needs can send a copy of their donation receipt to [email protected] with a request for a hilarious and outrageous roast. The donor can request anyone or anything to be roasted and the podcast crew will, over several podcast episodes, conduct these roasts. [Please keep in mind that if the person or thing is not famous then the donor should also send an image and a short description so they can get a proper roast.]

What’s the goal? Last year we raised over $75,000.00 and an anonymous donor donated $50,000. This year we hope that this drive will generate $100,000.00 worth of donations for Modest Needs. An anonymous donor has pledged to match all funds up to $100,000.00 for the duration of the drive, so every dollar donated is worth double. We could reach $200,000.00!

What can you do to help? Make a donation to Modest Needs during Vulgarity for Charity. If you cannot donate, share the word within your social networks and communities.