Sword & Staff Donation DriveCurrent Donation Total: $153,515 Y-T-D Y2K Donations: $41,153 Rainforest acreage preserved: 463 acres We're still encouraging donations in honor of the engagement of Renee O'Connor to Mr. Steve Muir and they can be sent through S&S to the following organizations: In the United States the charities are GIRLS, INC. http://www.girlsinc.org/ and THE FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION http://www.feminist.org/afghan/intro.html (our donations will be earmarked for the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan). All checks should be made payable directly to the appropriate charity and sent to: Sword and Staff, P.O. Box 224, Floral Park, NY 11002. The Australian fans will be supporting RONALD McDONALD HOUSE. They lend much needed support to families with sick children. You can learn more by visiting their website at http://www.mcdonalds.com.au/McRMHC.asp Donations should be sent to MaryD, and she'll forward them on to the charity. Please mail checks to: Mary Draganis, P.O. Box M4, Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia. The British fans will once again be supporting two children's hospitals in this drive. They are ST. THOMAS HOSPITAL and BOOTH HALL. Checks should be made payable to the appropriate charity and sent to Fuzz and Ian at: XenaNet, P.O. Box 259, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN8 7ZZ England. Canadian fans can donate to CASEY HOUSE, an AIDS hospice in Toronto. Those donations should be made payable directly to Casey House in Canadian funds and mailed to: Sword and Staff, P.O. Box 224, Floral Park, NY 11002, USA. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STARSHIP CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL in New Zealand is sponsoring its third annual drive to raise money for medical research. As you may recall, we all donated to the Telemedicine appeal last year to celebrate Julius' birth. Anyone wishing to contribute to this year's appeal can send a check payable in US funds through Sword and Staff. If you'd like to contribute, please send your checks payable to STARSHIP CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION. Please mail donations to Sword and Staff, P.O. Box 224, Floral Park, NY 11002. I'll make certain that the checks are forwarded to the Foundation in New Zealand. Recent events: The DAHX XenaFest held in June raised enough money to sponsor the rescue and rehabilitation of another baby seal. This one will be a female named Gabrielle. The Merpups held an auction at the Orlando Con. The result was $4,354 being raised for The American Cancer Society. The Hawaiian fans sponsored an auction at their Fest this year and proceeds went to support Child and Family Services. Renaissance Alliance Publishing has donated the first check from proceeds of Wishes' Stone Pillars to the Yale Cancer Center, with the funds earmarked for breast cancer research. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sorry for any delays in responding to S&S correspondence. I've been offline for a while. If I've missed answering anyone's inquiries, please email me again and I'll get back to you with a response as soon as possible. As always, thanks for your help and support. S&S continues to grow, and your participation is doing some incredible things in communities around the world. All the best, Mist http://sword-and-staff.com email@example.com Sword and Staff is a fan run organization, and has no official ties to Universal Studios, StudiosUSA, Renaissance Pictures, Creation Entertainment, Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, or any person or entity connected with the television show Xena:Warrior Princess. All checks should be made payable directly to the appropriate charity (not Sword and Staff).
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