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The Counter-Currents 2014 Summer Fundraiser 
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin . . .

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welcomegreatpumpkin2 [1]Since yesterday’s update [2] on our Summer Fundraiser, we have received 5 donations totaling $580 in amounts ranging from $10 to $350, including the first of recurring donations of $10/month and $20/month. Our total is now $36,937. We are now  $3,063 from our goal of $40,000 with just 3 days to go. Again, I want to thank all of our donors for your generous support.

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Why does our Summer Fundraiser end 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 [3] 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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If you have not made a donation to our Summer fundraiser yet, now is a good time. You can make two different types of donations:

Recurring donations are particularly helpful, since they allow us better to predict and plan for the future. We have several levels for recurring donations. Please visit our Donations [4] page for more information.

We can also customize the amount of a monthly donation.

There are several ways to make one-time donations:

Please give generously!

Thank you for your loyal readership and support.

Greg Johnson