Our latest online fundraising drive for war resister legal defense is over, clocking in at $1250. It wasn't the mammoth intake we saw earlier this year, when we raised $5000, but it's $1250 we didn't have before, enough to pay for one round in court for one resister. Many, many thanks to everyone who donated - to any of these campaigns.
The difference in the two appeals was mainly down to the recent ChipIn drive not being sent to a large, national, peace-activist mailing list, as the first Fundable drive was. That was a little frustrating for me.
Now and in the future, you can always give to the War Resisters Support Campaign by sending a cheque (or check, we love US money!) to:
War Resisters Support Campaign
427 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X7
It's legal. I promise.
Meanwhile, funds are also coming in through other sources. If you're in Toronto, the Quakers are hosting a very special evening on behalf of the war resisters. Here are the details.
Fundraising Dinner for War Resisters - International Human Rights Day - Honour the Right of Conscientious Objection to War
When: Thursday, December 10, 6:30 PM
Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto, near St. George and Bloor
Donation: $50 or sliding scale
FOOD! ENTERTAINMENT! FRIENDSHIP! Featuring Vocalist Evalyn Parry
For more info and tickets: peaceworks-at-primus.ca
Cosponsored by Peace and Social Action Committee of Toronto Meeting (Quakers) and Conscience Canada