Since our last update, we have received fourteen new donations totaling $2,840. That means that our total so far is $37,919.29. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by October 31, so we are $12,080.71 away from our goal. It sounds like a lot, but the day is not over yet, and the Great Pumpkin can work wonders.
Again, I want to thank all of our donors for their generous support.
A reader asks why our Summer Fundraiser ends on Halloween, rather than on the Autumnal Equinox. Aside from the pragmatic reason that Halloween gives us more time to reach our goal, Hugh MacDonald points out that in Celtic pagan rites, October 31st is the end of the season of light/summer/the harvest. These Celtic rites were later fused with the rites of Roman festivals of Pomona, Lemuria, and Parentalia, and the Christian rites of the evening before All Soul’s Day to create our modern Halloween. So ending our fundraiser on Halloween is not only practical it is also traditional. We hope it is also fun.
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