Can’t Stop the Serenity Charity Screenings
As the founding city of Can’t Stop The Serenity, Portland raised over $7,200 (more than any other participating city) in that event’s inaugural year of 2006, accounting for more than 10% of the global total of more than $65,000.
In 2007, PDX Browncoats surpassed that inaugural take — and its 2007 goal of $10,000. In mid-September, it was announced that we’d held onto the fabled Grizwald, awarded each year to the city whose charity screenings raise the most money for Equality Now.
For 2008, the PDX Browncoats raised $9,000! Although we didn’t hang onto the Grizwald, we still did an amazing job.
2009’s total donation from the PDX Browncoats to Equality Now was $5,000 bringing our total raised over the last four years to $33,000. 2009’s combined global Can’t Stop the Serenity effort has raised over $136,000! In 201o, the global effort topped an amazing $500,000.
We’re busily working on 2011 after a very successful 2010. So join our forums and get ready for this year’s event. You can now buy tickets at our General Store.
Traditionally, members of PDX Browncoats meet socially on the first weekend of every month. These shindigs have tended to alternate between Saturdays and Sundays, so watch the forums or keep an eye out here for details.
The Haitian Job
PDX Browncoats to Host a Fundraiser for Mercy Corps with Proceeds Going to the Continuing Haiti Relief Effort
January 29, 2010 – PORTLAND, OR – On January 12, 2010, an earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, destroying the city and leaving thousands of people homeless and without the most basic essentials. You can help support those in need by joining the PDX Browncoats on Saturday, February 6th, at the Moon & Sixpence on NE 42nd Avenue to raise money for Mercy Corps, with proceeds going to their continued relief effort in Haiti. Moon & Sixpence has generously offered to donate a portion of their February 6th proceeds to Mercy Corps. If you would like to contribute more, the PDX Browncoats have a website available to accept online contributions of any amount. Contributions can be made at www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/pdxbrowncoats.
Mercy Corps is an international organization whose mission it is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.
The Flanvention Backup Bash Job
08 December 2006 – 10 December 2006
A handful of us headed to Burbank for Flanvention II only to find it cancelled, and find ourselves thrown instead into the midst of the Browncoats’ Backup Bash. Technically, not a “job” but worth mentioning here anyway.
The Equality Now Job
23 June 2006
Also known as the original Serenity Now/Equality Now (eventually to become Can’t Stop The Serenity). Along with dozens of other cities across the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, PDX Browncoats hosted a charity screening of Serenity to benefit Equality Now. Portland’s screening netted approximately $7,200.
The Kickball Job
30 September 2006
At the end of September (on the one-year anniversary of Serenity’s theatrical release), the Eugene Browncoats challenged us to kickball. We held our own, but they won.
The Obsession Job
29 December 2005
Members gathered at the Laurelhurst Theater in Southeast Portland to have our photograph taken beneath the marquee, to prove that we were seeing Serenity on the big screen yet again, even though we all had our DVD copies.
The Hurricane Relief Job
24 September 2005
At the Guild Theater in downtown Portland, PDX Browncoats hosted a charity screening of three Firefly episodes to benefit the hurricane relief efforts of Oregon’s own Mercy Corps.
The Advance Screening Job
The current incarnation of PDX Browncoats, in large part, owes its existence to the three advance screenings of the unfinished Serenity held around the country in May and June of 2005.