Hello, friends!

One of my jobs at my…job…is organizing a fundraising walk for my company. It’s in support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) which is a great cause aligned with both my personal interests and my work stuff.

As I am the ~*~team captain~*~ I like to try and raise a respectable amount of money! This year, if you donate to me, I will make you a thing! Either I will write you a ficlet or I will color you a coloring sheet which I will then MAIL TO YOU for framing in a place of honor and/or hanging on the fridge with a magnet. Just send me a message once you donate and I will promise to try and have your ~*~gift~*~ done before the date of the walk, May 16th.

Last year at the walk, we saw a dog that looked like he was drawn by Rob Liefeld. I also promise that if you donate to me, I will try and find that dog again this year and take better pictures.

You can donate by clicking here!

Thanks, friends! I appreciate it! :D

I would love to have a little extra cash in order to visit a family member that isn’t doing too well. She is basically my mother as I never really had one of my own and has had a very rough winter as well, both with health issues and losing three of her four dogs in less that two months. And she’s in her 80s - I am genuinely worried about her. I don’t know that there’d be interest, but it’s never a bad idea to try.

Offering

 $10 digital icons - in this style : [x] [x] [x]

  • 500x500 for your resizing pleasure
  • full-color
  • humans / OCs / monsters / anthro(furries) / animals / fancharacters / mechs / your dog/ your neighbor’s dog all OK!

OR 

$30 5x7 traditional portraits - graphite or ink [x][x][x]

  • Single character / solid color background
  • (only an extra $10 if you want it digitally colored!)
  • Add a second character for 50% of price!
  • NSFW, gore,  or private commissions A-OKAY - message me for details!


Thank you for reading!  Signal boosting is appreciated! 

We’re happy to announce the start of our new charity program, GIVESMASH. Each quarter we’ll be launching a new project to raise money for different charities. Starting April 1st we’ll be gathering recipes for a fandom-inspired cookbook, which we’ll sell for donations to Random Acts. Check out the announcement here, and stay tuned for information on recipe submission.

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Spotlight: Cats in Crisis, Thanet. 

“Cats in Crisis Thanet (registered charity no. 1122296) are an entirely voluntary charity. We rescue and rehome cats in the Thanet area of Kent, UK, with particular concern for elderly cats and ferals. We usually have more than 100 cats in our care at any one time. We have no wage bills, so that every penny we receive in donations can be ploughed straight into animal care. Our volunteers heavily subsidise the work of Cats in Crisis from their own pockets.”

Click here to see the lovely cats in need of adoption!

Click here to read how to donate!

Read about how you can sponsor a cat here!

They have charity shops you can visit & donate to!

My name is Anna and I have recently started chemotherapy in an attempt to finally get rid of the cancer that I have had for a while. It was a very measured decision on my part to start this course of treatment and part of what I had to consider was my ability to work. I figured that as long as I…

Hey guys, I started a fundraiser for helping me out while I’m on chemo. If you could help spread the word that would be wonderful. Sorry that I have to do this I just didn’t really know what else to do.

URGENT I AM BEGGING YOU FOR YOUR HELP PLEASE

I really need your help, if I don’t get my mother out of this house she is going to kill herself. Her mother is so horrible to her and us I cannot cope in this environment for another year. The last one has almost seen me unravel completely. The only house available right now for rent is $400 a week with $1600 bond. We lost our car 6 months ago in a car accident so I have to walk to school. This house is the only thing close enough and not falling to pieces. PLEASE HELP AND REBLOG

http://www.gofundme.com/financialaid

Hey everyone! I’m really sorry I have to make a post about this, but we really need help. My school’s marching band tower was recently deemed by the school board unsafe to use anymore unless fixed. The tower overlooks our practice field and helps us greatly to clean drill, fix mistakes, and is also a big part of our band’s history being built almost 15 years ago. We started a GoFundMe to help us get it fixed (and moved to the center of the field if we raise enough) because it is over $15000 to get it in working condition to use for the 2015 season! Our goal is to have it fixed by June when our summer rehearsals start. Please consider donating anything you have, I honestly mean it when I say every penny counts. Even if you only have $2, please help out if you can. It would mean the world to me and to the rest of the Eau Gallie Band and all the friends and parents that love and care about this program. Thank you all so much for helping out.❤️ The link is: http://www.gofundme.com/mfie98

Help MedievalPoC Return to WisCon!

WisCon is the world’s leading Feminist Fantasy and Science Fiction Convention, and Wiscon 39 is taking place in Madison from May 22-25.

I was able to attend last year (my first Con ever!) because of the awesome fund Con or Bust, but this year, it should go to someone else. Unfortunately, I still need to raise about $1,000 to be able to afford the travel, food, and lodging. (I am splitting hotel costs with a friend this year to try and keep expenses down.)

If you’d like to, you can donate here to help me cover travel expenses and hotel costs of returning to WisCon this year!

My attendance last year was heavily shadowed by some very frightening harassment both online and in person, including attempts to have my panels canceled. While I refused to be silenced, I wish I’d been able to participate more fully. I’d love to be able to sign up for panels, make plans, reconnect with associates and friends, and hopefully learn new things like I did last year. 

My undying gratitude for the support and engagement of all of you, regardless of ability to donate. Thank you for reading, and generally being awesome.

BOOK SALE!

So as many of you know I’m moving at the end of May and I have a lot of cap to throw away/give away or sale so I’m going to try to sale a few books I already read/are on my list of things to read but I can buy it again. So I’ll sell each book for $7 (shipped and handling including). If you want a title just send me a message, I’ll send you my PayPal information, you send me $7 even and I’ll send you a picture of me at the post office sending you your book and we’ll all live happily ever after. I know $7 seems pricey on paper but when you buy it from Amazon for $4 and S&H is like $4.99 so yeah. Plus you can think of it as helping my dreams come true. And every book listed is in like new or very good quality. I do have three books that are readable but in fair to poor quality (The Bell Jar and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings). Y’all can have those for free. I replaced them on Kindle but I don’t like throwing away books. And all the books are great books that I adored. All the books that ducked are gonna rot in my parents house for all eternity.

Titles for Sale

1. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (hardcover)

2. Sula by Toni Morrison

3. A Thousand Splendid Suns

4. Satchel by Larry Tye (hardcover)

5. The Iliad by Homer

6. The Birth of the Venus by Sarah Dunant

7. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (it’s nicey illustrated too ask for pictures) (hardcover)

8. Let the Circle be Unbroken and The Land (both hardcover, the sequel and prequel to Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. I want them to stay together so 2 for 1)

9. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas by Frederick Douglas

10. Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson

11. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

12. Blake or the Huts of America by Martin R. Delany

13. The Souls of the Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois (hardcover)

14. Our Town by Thornton Wilder (a play)

15. It’s a Magical World by Bill Watterson (A Calvin and Hobbes book).

16. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

17. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (I have two) (plays)

18. Stuff Parisians Like by Olivier Magny

19. Othello (it’s Shakespeare made easy edition with a modern day translation next to the original text)

20. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

21. A Shining Thread of Hope by Darlene Clark Hine

22. Hamlet

23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

24. Race Matters by Cornel West

25. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

26. When the Black Girl Sings by Bill Wright

27. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

28. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

29. Harlem is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts

30. Miss Julie by August Strindberg

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So we have multiple new shirts now, one in pride colors and one that glows in the dark. The money still goes to keeping Benji’s Closet running, and if these are received well, we’ll probably come out with more designs in different colors.

Remember, all of the money still goes to Benji’s Closet, and it’s what we use to buy binders and breastforms and other important stuff, so if you like our designs - or if there’s something you want to see - drop us a line.

Our poor Bow came down with what appears to be “Evan’s Disease” where his immune system has gone haywire and is attacking itself.  He is in Puppy-ICU at the moment, and fighting for his life.  He has had and may require more blood transfusions, long term steroids, and immunosuppressive medication…

Alright guys, serious time here. One of our dogs, Bow, has fallen seriously ill and has been admitted to an animal hospital far away from the house. He’s been diagnosed with Evan’s disease where his immune system has been attacking itself, so he will require blood transfusions, long term steroids, and immunosuppressive drugs. The cost of saving our 4-legged family member is very pricey so this gofundme has been started to help maintain Bow’s health.

Bow is our 8 year old golden retriever. He is a big sweetheart and still an energetic puppy given his age. He is a big ball of fur who loves anyone and everyone he meets. The veterinarians who have been overseeing his health compliment his tail wagging and positivity each time we get a call. He has a 12 year old sister named Holly and a bearded dragon friend named Rikki, who both miss him dearly. 

Please reblog and share this, any and all donations are very much appreciated! Bow should have a lot more life ahead of him.

READ AND DONATE HERE

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Guys guys guys, I have something pretty cool to show you today! A good friend of mine, Tom Lynskey, has been working with some equally rad people on a video game of the Titanic. It’s been getting international news coverage, and I’m honestly super excited for it! Tom is one of those really annoying dudes who’s spent his whole life working incredibly hard at something he’s really passionate about, and all he’s got to show for it is… erm, well, a successful film career and a reputation as a leading historian at the age of 22. Go Tom, I guess. 

The game is called Titanic: Honor and Glory, and it’s an incredibly authentic rendering of the Titanic, from sail to sinking. As you can see from the pictures above, a lot of work has gone into making it as accurate as possible, to the extent that it’s looking like it’s going to be the most accurate representation of the Titanic yet. 

The team are currently fundraising for the third phase of the project, and are asking for funds to cover the costs of hiring more people to work on the game, as well as the use of more advanced hardware and software, to ensure that everything is completed to the (totally achievable) high standards they’ve set. I mean, legit, this is an ambitious project, but I’m so proud of the team for making it this far, and I really hope it goes all the way. 

Even if you can’t donate to the project, you can follow the Tumblr page to keep on top of developments. Please do share this campaign if possible; I’ve known Tom for around 9 years now, and if anyone deserves to pull this off, it’s him. 

Thank you! 

Hey there! I am a twenty-year-old nerd, activist and film student from Sydney who identifies as non-binary. I first came out as transgender in 2011, when I was just turning seventeen. I experience dysphoria (severe distress and anxiety regarding my body, particularly around my breasts) and have been trying to save up for a double mastectomy for years, with minimal progress.

This is my friend Charlie:

They’re trying their best to get funding for their top surgery. If you’d like to get to know them they have a youtube channel called TheCharlieCharmander and a side channel chronicling their experiences with HRT called PressTtoEvolve.

They’re a great pal and politically motivated. They haven’t been working much recently because they’re at the Redfern Tent Embassy to support the call for affordable housing for aboriginal families and to support the local community so their saving goals aren’t going far right now.

SO IF YOU CAN, PLEASE DONATE! As a cis person I’m so fortunate to be comfortable in the body I’m in so it’s a shame that money is standing in the way of them feeling comfortable in theirs. Please help and spread the word if you can. It means so much. This money is life changing for them and if we all pitch in a few spare dollars we can reach the mark needed to get them what they need. 

Thank you in advance.

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African Pekin Scotland - Ebola fundraising

APS is a Scottish registered charity set up by Africans and Scottish Africans living in Scotland. It is a non-political and non-profitable organisation. APS started operations in 2007 with the aim of supporting all Black and Ethnic Minorities (BME) living in Scotland. APS was formed due to a variety of factors, including lack of opportunities, barrier of communication, poor access to health facilities and other cultural issues for the vast majority of BMEs. Initially, the objective was to deliver services to target communities as there is uncoordinated support for BMEs especially African foreign nationals living in Scotland. However, the services have been now expanded to provide services in Africa as social problems in the diaspora cannot be delinked to that in Africa. APS's strategy is to work with other ethnic minority organisations and associations to promote Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) rights, raise awareness on relevant issues and help improve the quality of life for BMEs with special emphasis on women and children in both Africa and Scotland.

APS focuses on working on the following areas:
Education — Employment — Art, History and Culture — Good Citizenship — Helath and Well-being — Community Safety — Allevation of poverty and Deprivation

APS has a governance structure with elected board members and ordinary members. The charity encourages new volunteers and donors to help promote its charity’s aim and objectives. In this project, APS in teaming with Kingdom Africa, MedicAid Africa and Sierra Leone Support Association Scotland to raise awareness of the highly infectious Ebola virus among the resident communities in Scotland from the most affected countries and to mobilise resources to help ameliorate the sufferings of Ebola orphans in West Africa, with a particular focus on Sierra Leone.

PROJECT MISSION:
To create awareness of the effects and prevention of Ebola disease in Sierra Leone. The money will be used to build an Orphanage in Sierra Leone.
PROJECT VISION:
To be Scotland’s leading recognised Ebola African project in promoting and raising awareness of Ebola diesase both in West Africa and Scotland.

To donate, visit www.africanpekinscotland.org.uk

CHARITY NUMBER: SC040445

On Saturday March 21st, my idle car was rear ended by a truck that was going in reverse. Unfortunately, my car took the brunt of the damage and due to Michigan’s no fault laws and not having collision on my insurance, the repair costs to fix the car are well beyond what insurance mini-tort will pay for and beyond what I can afford.

I need a car in order to go to work and perform various life tasks.

Please consider helping me by making a donation. Any amount is more than what I have and will help greatly in my pursuit of a new (used) vehicle. Thank you.

I got a call from the auto body shop that my car is currently at, and it’s beyond the price I can pay for repairs. So I need to look for a new car… please, please consider donating. I feel like I’m begging and I hate it but this is beyond the scope of even the money I can earn with my fundraising streams.

Alright, my lovelies, we have a new development. I have only managed to reach $120 in donations on my fundraiser page to go build a school in Nicaragua, and I think it’s time for some incentives for you. How about this…

For every $10 you donate, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.

Donate $10? Your name goes in once. Donate $50? It goes in 5 times. The more you donate, the more chances to win! I’ll pick a winner on July 31st OR when I reach the $5000 goal, whichever comes first.

Fact: if every one of my followers donated just $1, I’d have enough to go on the trip. Crowdrise has a minimum of $10, but if you want to do less, contact me and we can set up a different method.

I’ll keep you up to date on what has been earned, but I need your help!