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October 04 2013

CSTS has a poll up for donation split percentages. "The question has two choices. You can only vote once although you can change your vote until the poll is closed. You’ve only got until October 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST to get your vote counted."

September 12 2013

CSTS is seeking opinion on charity donation distribution percentages. The discussion on whether or not to let cities donate more of the current 25% of monies raised to a charity other than Equality Now and they are seeking opinions from the fandom. If you wish to comment on twitter, they are asking you use #cstssay as a hashtag.

July 27 2012

30 seconds of Joss Whedon at Eliza Dushku's THRIVEGulu fundraiser. Spotted this short clip on Twitter, and thought it might serve as a way into discussing tonight's charity meet and greet Thursday night in San Francisco for THRIVEGulu. ETA: Some of the Q&A can be found here. ETA: And the first five minutes. More...

July 12 2012

Charisma Carpenter at the Thirst Gala. Charisma Carpenter discusses her trip to Africa, her commitment to the Thirst Gala, and her belief that real teenagers are scarier than the characters on The Lying Game.

June 11 2012

Anthony Head sings 'Cry' by Marina Florance. Preview the song by watching the footage of Tony recording the song in the studio and download then buy it in support of Barnardo's, a charity for disadvantaged children. It's a competition - so buying it will cast a vote towards Tony and Marina Florance's song. More...

April 10 2012

Bid on things that are not dinner with Joss Whedon, to benefit Equality Now. Two opportunities to be the winning bids on dinner with Joss this summer. Also a chance to win tickets to the NY premiere of Avengers. Dinner auctions close on May 1, Avengers on April 20. More...

November 24 2011

California Browncoats >> Be a Part of the Zombie Apocalypse! Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire, NY Times bestselling author and winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer) has offered to "Tuckerize" two (2) undead winners in her upcoming novella "San Diego 2014: The Final stand of the California Browncoats". More...

October 26 2011

Can't Stop the Serenity's Annual Charity Auction has begun! 100% of the final sale prices will support Equality Now. A lot of very cool items from Firefly/Serenity and other fandoms are up for auction this year.

September 29 2011

Lunch or Dinner for 2 with the 3 Villains of Sunnydale High. "Meet and dine with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Villains Juliet Landau, Armin Shimerman and Harry Groener at a restaurant of their choice. Let them regale you with stories from the set..and answer those questions you've been dying to ask!"

September 28 2011

The Guild S5 poster signed by Nathan Fillion, for charity. Also signed (naturally) by Felicia Day and the cast of The Guild, proceeds from the auction of this poster and photo will support Child's Play, which "enables the gamer community to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young adults". More...

September 24 2011

Orange County, CA CSTS event today has Serenity with Browncoats: Redemption. CSTS events also in Tucson and Atlanta this weekend. More...

September 17 2011

Philadelphia CSTS event this weekend with Superpower Charades. CSTS Events also this weekend in Liverpool, Seattle, Charlotte, and Phoenix. More...

September 10 2011

Two-day CSTS event in Austin, TX this weekend. There's Serenity screenings along with Dr. Horrible, Firefly's Out of Gas and Buffy's Once More with Feeling. More...

August 06 2011

One last Dr. Horrible stage production this weekend. It turns out there's one last post-licensing stage production of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog after all, this one in North Carolina, as a fundraiser for tornado relief. More...

June 09 2011

Watch the new Joss Whedon PSA Video for "Equality Now". This video will be shown in the Can't Stop the Serenity screenings in 2011. ETA: The video has now been set to private.

May 27 2011

Loni Peristere cycling for leukemia cure. Loni Peristere, visual effects supervisor for Firefly and Serenity, is cycling in the 11th annual FireFlies Tour in France to find a cure for leukemia. Please support Loni and this important cause.

May 20 2011

Eliza Dushku wants girls admitted to Camp Hale. Having co-presented a check to the camp's parent organization, she expressed her goal to open the camp (which her brothers attended) to girls. In addition, she and her family are launching a foundation to fund other charitable initiatives. See also the Boston Globe.

December 29 2010

Win a video chat with Eliza and help celebrate her birthday! She is asking fans to donate and spread the word to help former child soldiers in Uganda. There's lots of ways you can help, and you could win a 10 minute live video chat with Eliza herself. There's two up for grabs - one via eBay and one as a giveaway for tweeting about the cause. More...

October 02 2010

Charity ebay auctions with Whedon merchandise. It's for the SickKids Foundation. They're selling a sideshow statue, signed books, props, CDs...

October 01 2010

Still time to Win big by joining CSTS Broadwaves. "Register to win $100 and a Kids Need to Read donation of $1000 worth of books in the winner’s name to a deserving school library or qualified charity organization, like a local chapter of a Boys and Girls Club. "

September 24 2010

Alyson Hannigan is providing a Buffy box set signed by Joss, herself and Alexis to the winner of her twitchange charity auction. More...

August 10 2010

Elephant Project charity auction. David Boreanaz and Summer Glau participate in The Elephant Project to help fight Alzheimer's Disease. More...

August 06 2010

CSTS charity events this weekend in Pittsburgh and Scottsville, KY. Pittsburgh's Serenity screening is Friday and Whedonites United are having a 3-day Whedonfest in Kentucky (across the border from Tennessee) . More...

July 14 2010

"Done the Impossible: A Fan’s Tale of Firefly and Serenity" screening Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. There will be door prizes, raffles, auctions and more! And this is just Melbourne's Launch Party. More...

July 06 2010

Whedonites United host their second annual "WhedonFest" charity convention/camp-out. This year it's in Scottsville, Kentucky, August 6-8. More...

May 07 2010

Bookfair for Nathan Fillion's charity Kids Need To Read. Last B&N bookfair raised nearly $2,000. Make a purchase May 7-12 at Barnes & Noble Bookstores and Online. More...

March 27 2010

Eliza Dushku updates charity auction. New auctions include a 10 minute video chat with Eliza herself, and signed, personalized photos.

March 18 2010

Eliza Dushku auctions swag for charity. A live auction containing items belonging to Eliza is now underway on ebay by fanporium auctions. Proceeds will go to the Camp Hale Alumni Association. More...

March 01 2010

Charity auction for a Codex staff made by Felicia Day. The Guild prop master Greg Aronowitz made a tutorial video, showing how to make your own Codex staff (part 1, part 2, part 3). Now the staff that Felicia Day made in the video is up for charity auction, supporting the Red Cross.

January 29 2010

Priya's painting from "Belonging" is up for bid on EBay. All proceeds benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles. There's some background information on the painting in the description. Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon say some nice things about Dollhouse fans as well. More...

January 22 2010

Tooned up Buffy, Willow & Glory figures and original sketches auctioned for a good cause. The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is holding an auction on eBay to raise money to help the family of cartoonist, Tim Hodges. More...

January 19 2010

Fan auctions Firefly DVD signed by Joss and 15 cast members for Haiti. A UK based Firefly fan is auctioning a Firefly DVD cover with 15 autographs including Joss. 100% of the proceeds to be donated to Hollywood Unites for Haiti. The DVD cover is signed by Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Michael Fairman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Brooks, Jonathan Woodward, Mark Sheppard and Joss Whedon.
Peace Fund Charity Auction for Haiti featuring Nathan Fillion & Tony Head autographs. The Peace Fund is auctioning signed Nathan Fillion and Anthony Stewart Head photographs to raise money for Haiti relief.

January 11 2010

"I'll be god-damned if I watch a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Pat Rothfuss shares 7 reasons he is a Whedon fan and raffles off some nice collections for Heifer International. You can also donate directly and he will match funds by 50%. Auctions end January 15th. He's basically doing this to introduce people to Joss.

December 21 2009

Buffy Season Eight #23 Signed by Tom Lenk for Charity. Buffy Season Eight #23 signed by Tom Lenk. Benefits go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. More...

December 09 2009

Bid for a highly collectible Dark Horse Fun Pack. The Portland Mercury is auctioning off a big old comic package for charity. The pack includes a lithograph signed by Joss Whedon, a Dr Horrible comic book signed by Zack Whedon and Joëlle Jones and a page of original artwork from that one-shot. More...

November 25 2009

Can't Stop the Serenity Last Hurrah Charity Auction Week 2. Make sure to check out the really cool items on auction for Equality Now!

October 19 2009

Breast cancer auctions feature some familiar faces from the Whedonverse. To finish up Breast Cancer Awareness Month, lisawalks.com has posted new auctions to benefit The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer... including breast cancer bears with autographs and photos of Joss, Nathan Fillion, Miracle Laurie, Camden Toy and Stacey Scowley. More...

September 21 2009

Live breast cancer auctions at lisawalks.com include Whedon faves! The latest batch of live auctions to benefit The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at lisawalks.com includes a pink boxing glove signed by main cast and creative team for Dr. Horrible and bears signed by James Marsters, Morena Bacarrin, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass, Mark Sheppard and Kristy Swanson. More...

August 29 2009

Chicago + Melbourne AU Serenity + Dr. Horrible Charity Screenings this weekend.

August 16 2009

Dublin, Ireland & Auckland, New Zealand having CSTS Affiliate City events. Date hasn't been set for New Zealand yet. 7 Countries. More...

July 07 2009

California Browncoats calling for Comic-con booth volunteers. No, unfortunately they can’t provide you a pass into the con. They do have some interesting information on returned passes.

April 23 2009

Have dinner with Neil Patrick Harris--for charity! NPH is putting a dinner for four up for auction. The winners will eat with NPH at the Magic Castle, in LA. Proceeds to be donated to the Waterkeeper Alliance. More...

April 20 2009

Adam Baldwin on the Ride 2 Recovery. Adam writes of his experience participating in the charity event in Texas.

March 14 2009

The Sarah Michelle Gellar Birthday Project! (Donate to her favourite female-empowering charity). Sarah turns 32 on April 14th so for the occasion, fans have decided to donate to her cause for the second year in a row. The project was quite successful last year and we hope that people will participate again this year. More...

November 08 2008

Dr. Horrible's got a point. Maggie Willis, the Managing Director of PATH Partners Alliance blogs about the Halloween charity screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and The Guild to benefit PATH Ventures. More...

October 19 2008

The Kids Need to Read Browncoat Endowment. "A percentage of all money raised for Kids Need to Read by any Browncoat group in the future will be added to the endowment so that it will grow and benefit children’s literacy in perpetuity." More...

September 24 2008

Original Jayne Hat now up for auction. The California Browncoats have put up for auction the actual hat worn by Adam Baldwin in the episode The Message. Proceeds go to Baldwin's charity of choice, the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.

September 23 2008

Sarah Michelle Gellar to host charity reception. She will host a Dom Perignon Charity Reception for CARE. More...

September 17 2008

Los Angeles Screening of Dr. Horrible and The Guild. Whedonopolis presents a charity screening on Halloween.

September 10 2008

Lisa Spodak Auctions More Bears for Breast Cancer. The bears this time around include such verse favorites as Seth Green and Jewel Staite. New additional auctions include a series of sketches to raise money. More...

August 24 2008

Bonnie Friedericy and John Billingsley invite you to LEGENDARY BINGO. Bonnie, Cordelia's dress shop boss in BtVS S3 and Jasmine's assistant Patience in "Angel" S4, and John, werewolf expert Dr. Royce in "Unleashed" on "Angel" S5, are co-hosting the fundraising event on Wednesday 3 September at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood. More...

August 22 2008

California Browncoats raise $10k+ for KNTR. The just-announced totals from the fundraiser held in and around Comic-Con, benefiting Kids Need To Read.

June 15 2008

Steve Anderson Can't Stop the Serenity Limited Edition poster. I think that is the state of Texas on the right so I suspect Texas Browncoats are involved. More...

May 17 2008

Tony Head is an All-Star Mr! Tony and his partner Sarah Fisher will take part in the game show All-Star Mr & Mrs, airing on ITV tomorrow night. More...

April 18 2008

Can stop the Serenity? Are there enough copies of the Serenity film print to go around for all of the charity screenings this year? More...

April 15 2008

Global Sponsors of CSTS Charity Screenings Donations listed. Prizes! More soon... More...

April 13 2008

Charity Auction for Dinner with Jewel Staite and Paul McGillion back on. "All previous bids were indeed lost." This a charity auction to raise money to help with medical bills of Babz Chula. More...

April 07 2008

2008 Serenity charity screenings now in 34 cities. 36 Screenings, 3 Countries, 17 US States, 5 Aussie States, 3 Canadian Provinces! More...

April 03 2008

SMG Birthday Project (Donate to her favourite women-empowering poverty-fighting charity). Just passing along this news. Our little slayer turns 31 on April 14th, so for the occasion, a few fans came up with the idea to donate to a good cause in her name. More...

March 11 2008

Bid for the Gem of Amara and other crazy cool Buffy/Angel gear. Currently on eBay there's a charity auction to help benefit the Hilltop Nursery School in Los Angeles. Up for grabs are some very rare props from Angel plus concept/prop drawings from Buffy and Angel too (a must look opportunity for any Buffyverse historian).

March 10 2008

Nathan Fillion Signed Serenity: Better Days Comics for Charity! Nathan only signed 250 of them. $25.00 SOLD OUT! Help promote literacy! More...

March 03 2008

Wanna hold a Serenity Charity Screening? Directions on how to help raise $150,000 for Joss' fav charity. More...

March 01 2008

Will the Watcher call you? Help Anthony & his partner Sarah Fisher raise money for their new charity, and maybe win a phone call from Anthony! More...

February 26 2008

Battle of Serenity Valley Paintball Charity Event. With paint! Hudson, Wisconsin July 20, 2008. The one in December 2007 in Texas was laser tag. More...

December 09 2007

1st Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Serenity Valley! Charity EmanciPET will receive 40% of all proceeds.

October 18 2007

50 Waitress Charity Screenings in Australia for The Cancer Council. Sunday, October 21st, 2007. Look what you started B!x. More...

October 16 2007

Bedlam Bards and Browncoat fun in Austin Texas. Sunday, October 21, 5-10 pm A night for all geeks, nerds, and sci-fi fans! More...

September 28 2007

Four Serenity Screenings this Serenity Anniversary weekend. Two years and still Serenity Screenings! Two screenings to raise money for Equality now. One to raise money for Middleway House. More...

September 21 2007

Can't Stop the Serenity Charity Screening Ann Arbor, MI Sat & Sun. Why stop at raising $113,320.87 for charity in 2007? And Atlanta, Georgia on the 30th! Also you can read the "What Are The Plans For CSTS 2008". More...

September 03 2007

Serenity Screenings in September 2007. Screenings noticed so far in Oregon, Michigan, Texas, California, Indiana. More...

July 28 2007

Suzanne Brockmann confirms Dinner with Joss. Just ran across a reposting of Suzanne Brockmann's enewsletter that confirms she was the winner of 2 seats at dinner last night. (This was also confirmed more publicly on her site.) Details are in item #2, about halfway down the page. More...

July 19 2007

Magic Box replica raffled off for Slay-A-Thon fundraiser. Tickets costs $25 each and all the proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More pics of the Magic Box can be found here. More...

July 12 2007

Win shiny prizes from the CA Browncoats’ online only prize drawing! As part of their fundraisaing for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital they are offering up their Comic Con exclusive mug designs and whole bunch of other stuff to people who donate online. (And it looks like the mugs themselves are actually available for presale now.) More...

July 11 2007

2007 Can't Stop The Serenity hits its goal. Screenings pass $100,000 raised for Equality Now. More...

July 07 2007

Browncoats' Yearbook Announced. The Southeastern Browncoats have created a shiny yearbook with proceeds going to charity. Firefly fans everywhere will enjoy over 500 photos on 170 pages, showcasing events, art, and a few interviews too :-)

July 04 2007

Big Damn Chefs Cookbook sales resulted in $1000 donated to Freedom from Hunger! Apparently as of mid June, more than the necessary 330 copies were sold, and $1000 will be(or has been) donated to the charity! More...

June 29 2007

Important note for prospective 'Dinner with Joss' bidders. Says Auction Cause: "High-profile auctions often need to pre-screen interested bidders in order to maintain the integrity of the fundraising promotion. Please provide us with the following information and we will call you to verify." So if you plan on bidding, be sure you've done this before the auction begins on July 2. More...

June 25 2007

Scott Allie announces 'Dinner with Joss' charity auction. Over in the Buffy Zone on Dark Horse, Scott Allie discusses this past weekend's events here in Portland and then announces that Joss "wants to step up himself, and he's conceived his own fundraiser" -- My Dinner with Joss, wherein "the five highest bidders get a private sit down with Joss, chewing the fat and drinking the drinks." More...

June 22 2007

SoCal Browncoats add really shiny extras! In addition to all the prizes and fun you can expect at any CSTS screening, the SoCal Browncoats-organized screening in Pasadena has some really shiny extras to ogle/win/buy at their screening tonight, including special donations from QMx! More...

June 11 2007

Second Serenity Charity Screening Sold out. Don't be shut out! Get your tickets soon! More...

April 26 2007

"Staying Alive" American Idol Gives Back Video. Sarah Michelle Gellar lip-synchs and dances along with many other celebrities. Video now available to download. Proceeds go to charity. More...

April 18 2007

Bid for pink boxing gloves signed by Nathan Fillion. It's all part of an effort to raise funds to help fight breast cancer. You can also bid for pics signed by the likes of Tony Head and Clare Kramer. More...

April 04 2007

Keep the Fringe Flyin drive resulted in $3400 donated to Fringe Theatre Adventures. From the website "This drive is a reflection of our shared appreciation and admiration of Nathan Fillion and his work, of the Edmonton community, and of the nurturing environment the Fringe Theatre provides for artists and audiences alike. We are especially honored to present this donation on behalf of Nathan Fillion's fans in celebration of his birthday!" More...

March 27 2007

Celebrate Nathan (Our Captain) Fillion's birthday today. Happy Birthday Nathan Fillion! You know if Nathan would just ask us to do something...his fans wouldn't have to come up with these celebration ideas on their own. But then some of you remember what happened the first time he asked his fans to do something. So how are you going to celebrate? More...

March 23 2007

Goal! 50 Cities Serenity Charity Screenings 9 Countries 24 US States. Now all they have to do is raise $100,000 for charity. Fans are planning to arrange Serenity Charity screenings in at least 50 cities in honor of Joss Whedon's birthday. Eeek. Some tickets are already on sale. More...

March 21 2007

Keep the Fringe Flyin' Wrap-up Fundraiser Raffle! Almost our Captain's birthday. Good Works has already helped raise over $2,300 for Nathan Fillion's hometown theater company Fringe Theatre Adventures. More...

March 02 2007

Put your money where Seth Green's mouth is. Seth Green has joined Kevin Bacon's new website (link on Seth's page) that tells you what charities he supports and how you can, too!

February 19 2007

Austin, TX Serenity Charity Screening hopes to have Adam Baldwin as guest! That will change the landscape won't it. Celebrity Serenity Charity Screenings! More...

February 12 2007

CSTS Working on Serenity Charity screenings in Buenos Aires and Tokyo. So there is hope if Serenity never was on the Big Darn Screen in your country or you missed it when it was. Or you just have to see it again like I do. More...

January 16 2007

Global Sci-Fi Charity Event! A global event. Wish it involved our favorite other solar system...oh wait it does. More...

January 14 2007

'Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby?' available for pre-order. Book by Whedonesque's own Allyson about her life in online and offline Whedonverse fandom is due in August 2007. More...

January 11 2007

Nathan Fillion to participate in environmental charity. Nathan Fillion and his White Noise: The Light costar, Katee Sackhoff,will be participating in Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Celebrity Sports Invitational, an annual environmental charity event. More...

January 08 2007

Serenity charity screenings for June 23rd 2007. So far there's plans for 33 screenings in over 6 countries and it's only January! More...

December 14 2006

Good Works Presents featured in Edmonton Journal. The charity drive to benefit Edmonton's Fringe Fest in honour of Nathan Fillion's Birthday is featured in this article(and linked to on the front page). So far $2200 canadian has been raised(and his birthday is still 3 months away). The article also mentions that the organization had a charity raffle at the firefly "convention". More...

November 14 2006

Keep the Fringe Flyin'. A present for Nathan Fillion. A donation drive to honour Nathan Fillion, for his next birthday, March 27, 2007. All donations will go directly to Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. FTA is a 25-year old, professionally operated, not-for-profit Theatre company. FTA provides valuable opportunities for emerging actors while aiming to diversify and expand the theatrical audience. More...

November 06 2006

Loads of Whedonverse items up for charity auction. This is run by AdrienneWilkinson.com and there's numerous autographed items up for grabs (including a Firefly poster signed by most of the cast). All proceeds will help pay for the medical costs of a family coping with a chronically ill child. More...

September 30 2006

Firefly and Serenity marathon in Cleveland, Ohio. When? Tomorrow actually. So no time like the present to get tickets if you want to go. All proceeds will be split equally between Equality Now and Cleveland's Domestic Violence Center. Last year on this day Serenity was released in the United States. More...

August 27 2006

Shindig script raises $2,750 for charity in California Browncoats eBay auction. After hovering at around $760 for several days, generous Browncoat bidders raised the final price for Adam Baldwin's autographed original shooting script for the Firefly episode Shindig to an amazing $2,750, all for charity. Currently up for bid: Safe, which at the moment has a bid of around $960. More...

July 21 2006

The 1 Second Film. Project to make the shortest film ever. Yup, its 1 second long. And partly produced by Seth Green. More...

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