CHARITY EVENTS

Kindness eases change./ Love quiets fear./ And a sweet and powerful/ Positive obsession/ Blunts pain,/ Diverts rage,/ And engages each of us/ In the greatest,/ The most intense/ Of our chosen struggles.”

-Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

MULTIVERSE 2019 CHARITY BENEFICIARY

Multiverse 2019’s charity events will benefit RAICES (the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services). RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.

From the RAICES website:

“Founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 130 attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state. In 2017, RAICES staff closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client. Our advocacy and commitment to change are driven by the clients and families we serve every day as our attorneys and legal assistants provide legal advocacy and representation in an immigration system that breaks apart families and leaves millions without pathways to legal status.”

FUNDRAISING EVENTS AT MULTIVERSE

Our main fundraising event for 2019 is the silent Charity Auction, where you can score some of the coolest rare and unique items while contributing directly to a great cause. The Charity Auction will be located in the Dealers Room and will be operate during the following times:

  • Item Donation/Dropoff: Friday, Oct. 18th, from 2PM-7PM

  • Silent Auction (open bidding): Saturday, Oct. 19th, from 10AM-7PM

  • Item Pickup: Sunday, Oct. 20th, from 10AM-1PM

You can also donate to the Multiverse online fundraiser for RAICES by clicking here. All proceeds (100%) go to benefit RAICES.

DONATE ITEMS FOR AUCTION

If you have something unique, interesting, rare, or valuable that you think would interest the Multiverse crowd, we’d love to put it in our auction to benefit RAICES. Signed books, gaming items, art, jewelry, or anything else - no donation is too big, too small, or too strange. If you have something you’d like to donate, please email giving@multiversecon.org. Thanks!