As the Hellenic month of Maimakterion draws to a close, Elaion is proud and very happy to announce $304,- was raised from within the Hellenistic community to donate to the Pagan Federation International Philippines for the amazing work they do in the aftermath of Haiyan.
PayPal takes its standard fees from the transactions--in this case about $20,-, 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 $18,-, with donations coming in as high as $50,-.
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.
We encourage our members who have given so generously to dedicate this gift to the Gods, and to pray for the well-being of the people of the Philippines. Hopefully the Pagan Federation International Philippines will let us know how the money will be spent.
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 so much for your generosity!