If you are the Manager/Director of a Rhode Island Charity and you need volunteers for your project, please consider asking the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club. One of our purposes is to help non-profits like yours, so if you'd like some extra hands for your event, contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't Stop the Serenity, Joss Whedon's annual campaign to support the Women's Rights organization 'Equality Now', has launched for the 2019 season. The RISFC organized CSTS events in 2010 & 2011.
For more information, go to their website: www.cantstoptheserenity.com
Global Donation Tally2017: $4,800 Equality Now: $3,600
Other Charities: $1,200
See the 2017 Events Listing for details
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017
$1,200,000+ (Figure updated annually)
Global Donation Tally2016: $40,887 Equality Now: $32,633
Other Charities: $8,254
See the 2016 Events Listing for details
Last Updated: September 14, 2016
With the auction closing out the 2015 Can’t Stop the Serenity season in November, it’s hard to believe another year is over. But what a celebration our tenth year has been!
59 events in 45 cities across 7 countries raised over $90,000 for Equality Now and 19 other charities (you can view the full list of donations and charities on the Global Donation Tally page). A Virtual Shindig covered the globe and Sean Faust donated 50% of sales from his song Signal. We had a huge auction with over 50 lots including many rare collectibles and items signed by a variety of Whedonverse favourites.
Finally a huge thank you to everyone who bid, donated, organised, attended, boosted the signal and volunteered for Can’t Stop the Serenity this year, we couldn’t have done it (or the last ten years) without you. We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.
Big Damn Heroes all!
Global Donation Tally2015: $90,915.03 Equality Now: $79,973.64
Other Charities: $10,941.39
See the 2015 Events Listing for details
Last Updated: 23, December 2015
$1,000,000+ (Figure updated annually)
UPDATE: The RISFC collected 145lbs. of food for the R.I. Community Food Bank, and CSTS Providence raised $331 for Joss Whedon's charity,
'Equality Now.' Shiny!!
Can't Stop The Serenity Providence will be a reality, thanks to Serenity/Firefly fan Gretchen Meixner. Gretchen and her friends have worked with the operators of the Columbus Theater in Providence to sponsor this event.
The R.I. Science Fiction Club will be there, and we'll be holding a Canned Good Food Drive for the R.I. Community Food Bank. Everyone who brings a canned good to the event will be entered into a Raffle, with a chance to win some cool SF prizes!
For more information, check out the poster, or go to www.columbustheater.com
Global Donation Tally 2013: $20,978.03 Equality Now: $19,624.93
Other Charities: $1,353.10
See the 2013 Events Listing for details
Last Updated: 3, July 2013
$800,000+ (Figure updated annually)
Can't Stop The Serenity R.I. raised over $350 for Equality Now, and collected 291lbs. of food for the R.I. Community Food Bank!
We had an awesome time, and wish to thank everyone who was involved, including all the R.I. Science Fiction Club members who were on the CSTS R.I. Committee, and Dino Pacelli and his crew at CinemaWorld LIncoln.
Keep an eye on this page for more information about upcoming Equality Now fundraising events sponsored by the RISFC, and stay shiny!
This year's Can't Stop The Serenity R.I. includes a Serenity/Firefly Universe Costume contest. If you like dressing as your favorite Browncoat, Alliance soldier, or even (ahem) Companion, here's your chance to prove your costuming skills. The judging begins around 9:30pm, and be ready to show off your costume in front of the movie audience. Prizes in different categories will be awarded,
so dress up all shiny and join the Serenity fun!
Are you a member of a Sci Fi Fan Club in the New England area? CSTS R.I. has about a dozen spaces available for your group to set up a fan table that evening. We're looking for SF fan clubs, comic artists, etc. to fill up the lobby space at CinemaWorld in Lincoln Mall that evening, and best of all, the table is free!
Send us an email at email@example.com with your contact information.
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