With the help of our friends at 8 Pines Stables and all of our entertainers and team members, we raised an additional $1,000 to go with the $2,501 we raised at Glitter & Gore, all for the It Gets Better Project. The final totals can be seen in the left sidebar here.
Donations to any kiosk until December 31st will be added to the Holidaze total, and we will continue to raise funds for the It Gets Better Project through Mardi Gras 2023 (Feb 17th-21st).
Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event amazing!…
We finally got through the red tape and ILGA-Europe has received our donation! Thank you to all who contributed, performed, and worked tirelessly to help us raise $6,540.51 back in June!…
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We wanted to give everyone a quick update about the processing of our donations to ILGA-Europe and BCEFA. Unfortunately, Tilia (Linden Lab’s financial arm) added a rule around wire transfers at some point between March 2022 and the last few weeks. This rule has caused us to have to contact ILGA-Europe and BCEFA for an additional piece of documentation (account numbers on bank letterhead) before the wire transfers can be sent. We wish we had been notified of this change sooner, so that we could have been ready for it, but since that didn’t happen, we have an additional delay. The request for the document(s) have been sent, and now we wait for the charities to provide the info to Virtual Hope, our donation “clearing house”, and then pass them on to Tilia. At that point the wire transfers should be sent. Our best estimate at this time is approximately 30 days.
This has also put us into a quandary about what charity to support for Glitter & Gore, Holidaze, and Mardi Gras, since whoever we choose will also need to provide the same documentation and we won’t have it before those events begin. All of the charities we had on an “approved and ready to go” list are back in limbo until we request and receive the additional information. We will likely still use one of the charities we have worked with before and simply work on the documentation while we fundraise for them.
We will continue to keep you apprised of the process as we go. Please feel free to reach out to any of the Board members if you have questions.
Tilia has still not sent our wire transfers to BCEFA or ILGA-Europe. They continue to come back to Virtual Hope, asking for more and more information about the charities. Apparently, these are new compliance rules that are federally regulated, but regardless of the source, it is incredibly frustrating to be asked for information, provide it, and then be told that it isn’t enough. To date, we, or rather Virtual Hope, has been asked to provide (for each charity):
- Bank account numbers on bank letterhead
- Corporate structure
- Sources of revenue
- Services provided
- Countries of service
- Articles of Incorporation
These will be requirements for all charities we choose to support in the future as well. It seems an unnecessarily high burden to place on us, when all we are trying to do is raise funds for well-known, well-respected charitable organizations. To say the least, we are frustrated.
Tilia has once again asked for additional information. Wire transfers have still not been sent. The additional information has been requested from the charities.
ILGA-Europe has received their donation! The acknowledgement letter can be seen here. We continue to work to get our donation to BCEFA and expect it to reach them soon and part one of our donation to It Gets Better Project is also beginning the process. We expect it to go much faster than the others. We will continue to raise funds for the It Gets Better Project through Holidaze and Mardi Gras.…
This should have been posted back in July, but got missed somehow! Our apologies, and thank you to everyone who made it possible!…
Total raised so far: L$ 3,135,100
USD to each organization: $6,504.36
Kiosk donations will continue to be added to this total through June 30th!
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Total raised so far: L$ 3,032,832
USD to each organization: $6,292.18
Remaining to reach L$ 3,100,000: L$ 67,168
Remaining to reach USD $ 6,500 for each organization: L$ 100,168
<—- updated totals in left sidebar…
Just a reminder, there will now be TWO performances of Britney Spears – STRONGER – A Live Experience on Sunday, June 26th at 2pm and 5pm SLT! The audience will be limited to 130 at each performance, but since the audience will be on Second Pride West, you’ll still be able to enjoy the amenities of Second Pride East, like Dim Sum Gardens, even during the performances…so make an event of it…bring a date, a friend, a group, and hang out before or after the performance of your choice! The entrance to the performance is the Bijou Theater as always! You must accept the Experience and walk through the theater doors to enter. ALSO… to celebrate the day, Dim Sum Gardens will match the first L$ 30,000 in donations (not tips) coming in ON THE 26th in SLT. If you want to hold your donations until during one of the Britney performances, that’s perfectly fine and we’ll be counting as we go…if we hit the 3,000,000 sooner, then those concerts will be celebrations and you can continue to donate (all the way until June 30th)! Let’s not only hit the goal, let’s BLOW IT AWAY!
$6,000 USD each for ILGA-Europe and BCEFA!
Total raised so far: L$ 2,892,000
Remaining to goal of L$ 3,000,000: L$ 108,000
<—– Full updated totals in left sidebar!…
Harlow’s Dance and Party Club had a benefit party tonight and raised L$ 5,950. Thank you so much!
<—– Full totals in left sidebar!…
[IN]dustry Nightclub’s Pool party raised a total of L$ 30,328 and put on fantastic show! Thank you to Mordecai, the staff, and all the performers!
<—– Full totals in left sidebar!…