On Friday June 19th, the Browncoats of New York City had their CSTS event. That's nothing new – this was the 9th time they'd done it. What was new, was their partner.
Equality Now, which is based in New York City, were co-organizers. Equality Now had decided to show their thanks to Can't Stop The Serenity in as tangible a way as possible.
Upon entering the Chinese restaurant where it took place, it was our EN contact, Helen Stewart who greeted attendees, checked their name off and handed them a few small items.
The silent auction table had 2 bundles donated by Equality Now including the Joss Whedon designed Tshirt. And it seemed as though every Equality Now staff member was there, having fun and learning what Browncoats are all about. Sure, they knew we've donated $1 million dollars to charity, but they hadn't seen how and the New York City event was a perfect example of how we raise so much money every year. Between ticket sales, a silent auction, a live auction and a very lively raffle sale, the NYC Browncoats were very good at extracting every last dollar from the attendees!
Yasmeen Hassan, the Global Executive Director of Equality Now was also there despite what must be a very busy schedule. She talked to a lot of people and before the movie started, she gave a short speech, thanking all of us for raising so much money for them and emphasizing how much difference it has made. They are very grateful to us.Continue Reading...