Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pagan Federation International Philippines Maimakterion 2013 cause

Pandora's Kharis is proud to announce that the Pagan Federation won this month's poll by a landslide; they recieved 73,4 percent of the votes! That means it is now decided: this month's cause is the Pagan Federation International Philippines. The other options were the following, including their percentages:

The Pandora's Kharis PayPal account is once more open to recieve donations, and can be accessed in the right hand sidebar. The deadline to donate is December third, and remember: we are giving to help the relief effort in the Phillippines after typhoon Haiyan hit it with its full destructive force.

Pagan Federation International is a campaigning organization aimed at networking like-minded individuals that will fight against ignorance and negative attitudes towards paganism and make it possible to have a more proactive and visible celebration of Paganism. In light of the terrible typhoon, the Pagan Federation International Philippines is using donations to help the survivors in hands-on, practical ways--with food, clean water, clothes and medication. They are helping to provide basics which are still sorely lacking in most areas, and we can help them by donating generously.

All PayPal costs will be covered by Elaion so your full donation will be transferred to the Pagan Federation and will go towards aiding the victims of Haiyan. Thank you in advance for your donation, for spreading the word, and/or aiding the cause in any other way.

If you want to join the conversation, join Pandora's Kharis on Facebook.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pandora's Kharis set to help victims of Haiyan

We have all heard about the terrible typhoon that hit (amongst other places) the Philippines only a short while back. Since Haiyan hit, causes have been pitched that relate in some way to the help and rescue efforts linked to its victims. While the other pitched causes are--of course--very valuable, the consensus of the members of Pandora's Kharis is that the victims of Haiyan need our help most right now.

While we are settling on a specific cause, the funds that will be raised this month will go towards helping the victims back onto their feet. Our thoughts and prayers are with them while we raise the funds, and we pray the Gods—any Gods—watch over these brave men and women in their time of greatest need.

Please, come over to Pandora’s Kharis on Facebook to cast your vote and use the donate button to donate towards the relief efforts. Thank you on advance.

Monday, November 4, 2013

$174,- raised for Doctors Without Borders

Elaion is proud to announce that the first ever Pandora's Kharis donation run has raised $174,- for our democratically decided upon cause Doctors Without Borders. This is an astounding amount for a giving circle that came together only a few short weeks ago, and it shows the generous spirit of the Hellenistic community.

PayPal takes its standard fees from the transactions--in this case about $10,-, which was covered by Elaion, making sure every cent of your donation went to Doctors Without Borders. The average amount paid by the contributors was around $7,-, with donations coming in as high as $25,-.

As Doctors Without Borders only allows PayPal donations on specific projects, we have decided to contribute to Doctors Without Borders' 'Treating Global Childhood Malnutrition'-campaign, which they host on Global Giving. Doctors Without Borders teams treat more than 300,000 children annually at more than 100 nutrition programs, mostly in Africa and Asia focusing on the most vulnerable populations, children under age three with severe acute malnutrition. Until 2005, MSF hospitalized these children in inpatient therapeutic feeding centers. Now, thanks to the advent of therapeutic ready-to-use food (RUF), MSF can treat the majority of malnourished children as outpatients and dramatically increases the number of patients treated.

Our donation is enough to purchase 765 emergency food rations, seven months of lifesaving therapeutic food to treat a severely malnourished child, or purchase several infant scales to weigh children too young or too weak to stand on their own.

In days to come, the organization will receive a letter from Elaion, detailing our donation and our cause. We also encourage members who have given so generously to dedicate this gift to the Gods, especially the Kourotrophos; (mostly) female deities who watched over growing children--Gaea, Artemis, Hekate, EirĂȘnĂȘ, Aglauros and Pandrosos, especially. A pre-made ritual can be found here, on the Elaion Facebook page.

From this moment on, the Pandora's Kharis Facebook page is open to pitches. If you do not have Facebook, feel free to pitch your cause in the comments. We will relay the message to the community.

On to another month of pitching, voting, and giving. Thank you for your generosity!