Charity Work

Each year since 21014, one of the Keynote Speakers nominates a charity for the Conference to support. Attendees, speakers, and fans can donate to the charity in a number of ways: silent auction, baked goods, monetary contributions, or teeshirt sales. All together we have raised almost $5000 for the various charities, and we're just getting started! (If you are so moved, please find links below to help out our charities!)

 
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Huntington’s Disease Society of America (2019)

The premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.

HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.

Interested in joining a charity walk on May 19? Check out http://www.hdsa.org/thwnaperville for more info!

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American Civil Liberties Union (2018)

In 2018 we raised $364.00 for the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the two charities nominated by our keynote speaker Rachel Talalay.

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

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Full FLood Endowment Fund (2018)

In 2018 we raised $468.00 CAD for our Keynote Speaker Rachel Talalay’s nominated charity, Full Flood Endowment Fund.

The Full Flood Endowment Fund was established with proceeds from the benefit screening of the film On the Farm, at Vancity Theatre in Vancouver in July 2016. The objective for the fund is to support charities and qualified organizations that seek to raise awareness and enhance the lives of children and families of missing and murdered women.


 
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Harry Potter Alliance (2017)

In 2017 we raised over $1800 for the Harry Potter Alliance. The Alliance is changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, they’ve engaged millions of fans through our work for equality, human rights, and literacy.

 
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Chimp Haven (2016)

In 2016, Brannon Braga nominated Chimp Haven, an organization dedicated to providing and promoting the best care of sanctuary chimpanzees and inspiring action for the species worldwide. We raised over $1200 to help.

 
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Random Acts (2015)

In 2015, our Keynote speaker Robbie Thompson nominated Random Acts as our charity. Random Acts inspires many amazing things around the world every day — from small acts of kindness, such as inspiring someone to buy a stranger a cup of coffee, to much bigger acts of kindness like building a school in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. All of these acts of kindness contribute to a bigger story, a message that Random Acts embodies and promotes — that you too can conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time. We raised $1300 for Random Acts.

 
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Equality Now (2014)

In 2014, Cheryl Cain, our Keynote speaker, nominated Equality Now, an organization dedicated to advancing women’s and girls’ rights, as our charity. We raised $300 in their name.