We raised a total of $6,611 in 2018 for the charities detailed below.
The Sereni-Tree Project & Utah Browncoat Con - November & December 2018
In 2015 the Utah Browncoats helped to sponsor a Firefly/Serenity themed tree at the annual Festival of Trees fundraiser for the Primary Children's Hospital. (See the entry in our Good Works 2015 page.) Throughout the latter half of 2018, many Browncoats in Utah and beyond poured time and energy into various parts of the Sereni-Tree project.
Utah Browncoat Con
With the assistance of the Nerd Store in Valley Fair Mall, we presented a short event called the Utah Browncoat Con in order to help raise awareness and funds for the Sereni-Tree project. Misbehaving, Mal the Mini and the Hero of Canton all came together to make a fun afternoon for a great cause.
The Festival of Trees
On November 27th. the Sereni-Tree made it's debut at the Festival of Trees 2018! Although there was much interest in the tree at the festival, ultimately it was not chosen, and we later held a private auction so that the tree and it's associated items would find good homes with Browncoats.
The final auction raised $600 which was donated to the Intermountain Foundation for Primary Childrens Hospital, as intended.
Can't Stop the Serenity - Salt Lake FanX 2018 - Saturday, September 8, 2018
Once again, dear Utah Browncoats, we have come together and showed how mighty we are as a group. We can't imagine more fun for a great cause than our showing of Dr. Horrible with the songs, moans and groans of 800+ fans.
We come to the room weary from three days of con, with feet and backs sore from waiting in line, with new friendships and old formed and strengthened, toting both precious merch and cranky kids. The desire to just give up and hit the road to home is a strong one, and we all know it well. But somehow, hundreds of you stay, and join with us on this last moment of our epic weekend. We stay to give to great causes, to pass on the amazing donations from our generous vendors, and to make yet another great memory together.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, and to all of you for making this a hugely successful event! Our total donation came to $2,400, with $1,800 going to Equality Now, and $600 to the Best Friends Animal Society.
Can't Stop the Serenity - Eagle Mountain 2018 - Saturday, July 21, 2018
First-time event organizer Aubri said “Several Browncoats expressed interest in an event south of Salt Lake City and possibly more kid friendly/ family oriented. I personally love all the charitable things Browncoats do and was more than happy to help out. " And so it was that on July 21, 2018 an intimate gathering convened in Eagle Mountain in Utah County.
When it comes to charity, every dollar counts, and so we are very pleased to say our affiliate CSTS event in Eagle Mountain raised $266 for Equality Now! Small but mighty, even events such as this can have an impact.
Can't Stop the Serenity SLC 2018 - Saturday, June 18, 2018
Every year when it comes time to do our Can't Stop the Serenity event, it ends up being the culmination of months of behind the scenes generosity.
Firstly, our Board members generously donate their time every month to do the work that makes the charity run smoothly.
Then, there are the donations. From volunteers who seek out donations at events to folks who drop items by our booth or contact us with astonishing hand-made pieces to offer, this generous flow of amazing artwork, collectibles, merchandise, jewelry and more help make our events truly legendary!
Finally, there are all the amazing people like you who generously help by showing up, volunteering, contributing, laughing and crying along with us in the theater and then celebrating at the after-party.
Every year, we have a mighty fine shindig, and every year we are able to help worthy causes in the name of Utah Browncoats everywhere. You make us mighty! Thank you!
That being said - we are pleased to announce our total donation for 2018 is $3,345.
Equality Now receives $2,510
and the VOA Utah's Youth Resource Center gets $840