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Why Think Geek supports CSTS

We asked our sponsors why they support Can't Stop The Serenity.

This is what Steven Zimmerman of Think Geek had to say.

""Because our coats are brown.
Because life should be shiny.
Because everyone can be a big damn hero.

It might be cliche, but we're fans above all else. ThinkGeek does what it does because everyone here has an interest in the culture and community that surrounds and astounds us.
CSTS is no different. To see such a dedicated group going out year after year not only rallying around a beloved movie and show, but harnessing that power and turning it to the forces of good is a sight to behold.

We're all in this one together and we're proud to stand side by side with other Browncoats the world over."

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Why Sending A Wave Supports CSTS

We asked our sponsors why they support Can't Stop The Serenity.

Wendy Scott of the UK podcast Sending a Wave answers:

Personally speaking, I think Mal Reynolds pretty much hit the nail on the head when he said "It ain't about you, Jayne. It's about what they need" at the end of "Jaynestown" and I believe that the same can apply to CSTS in that it was created to support a charity that truly acts on the global stage bringing issues, distasteful and disturbing, that would normally pass the news agencies by whether it be how women are depicted in video games for the domestic Japanese market to the rape laws of Morocco.
Equality Now continues its work both diligently and tenaciously giving women a voice in countries where they either have none or it is a scared whisper to those whose society ought to know better.

Sending A Wave supports Can't Stop The Serenity as it is our fandom's annual opportunity to stand tall, metaphorically join hands across the planet in the knowledge that our efforts will allow EN to be a Big Damn Hero to a girl or woman who thought no one would care.

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Why Scott Allie & Dark Horse support CSTS

We asked our sponsors why, year after year, they support Can't Stop the Serenity & Equality Now. This is what Scott Allie of Dark Horse had to say.

"We've always loved the fact that Can't Stop the Serenity started here in Portland, the same as Dark Horse. We deal with a lot of different kinds of fandom in comics, and it's amazing when this silly fantasy stuff that we all love so much can generate real good in the world.

What the Browncoats achieve with CSTS and all their charitable efforts is humbling and adds to our pride in contributing to the world Joss created."

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Why JL Hilton Supports CSTS

I organized the first Raleigh screening in 2006, because I loved Firefly. I loved it with all my heart and soul, in a way I'd never loved any TV show before. At the time, I didn't expect to raise money for Equality Now. I expected to pay hundreds of dollars for the venue rental and movie rights out of my own pocket, to sit in a theater with maybe twelve other people and watch Serenity on the big damn screen again.

Instead, the 200-seat theater sold out. We had a costume contest, and several people actually showed up in costume. People bought raffle tickets. A donation was made to Equality Now. And I made new friends who have become like family.

Over the years, I learned more about Equality Now, and I found out about Kids Need to Read. While I love the work of these two organizations, and while I am proud to say that Raleigh has raised more than $21,500.00 for EN and $2,800.00 for KNTR (so far), the reason I keep coming back to this, year after year, is that family I mentioned.

I've been involved in a lot of clubs, groups, fandoms and events in my life. But I've never known as many generous, enthusiastic, resourceful, hard-working, intelligent and wonderful people as the Browncoats I've met doing Can't Stop the Serenity.

Love keeps this thing flying, and love is why I'm here.

Jen

JLHilton.com
JLHjewelry.com
StellarnetSeries.com

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