Support Firefly Gathering 2021 for Global Thriving

2020 has been a difficult year for many, including The Firefly Gathering. The impact of Covid-19 came at a vulnerable time for us, as we were still in process of becoming a nonprofit organization (and therefore not eligible for Covid-19 related PPP funds or disaster relief). Due to the cancellation of our gathering, we now face a deficit of funds to pay our debts, as the bulk of our revenue comes from our annual event. Many of our staff have donated wages and hours to help offset this loss, but Firefly needs community support to make it through these unprecedented times.

The Firefly Gathering is a community organization dedicated to sharing the skills and ideologies that help us to live abundantly and harmoniously with Earth. Firefly is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which means your support to us is tax deductible! 
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Firefly has great vision for how we can adapt to these challenging times and support the transition to a new way of living with Earth; in fact, adaptation is our specialty!  With the community’s support, Firefly can grow into a year-round community hub that offers classes and support for the emerging new paradigm that's more broadly accessible to a wider range of people and is especially needed during these trying times. We know that folks are especially hungry for the skills and knowledge that Firefly offers— how to sustain themselves and create a thriving community-based culture within which we can all coexist. Through the pandemic we have seen how fragile our nation’s systems are; we know that local grassroots organizations will be there to sustain us as the current paradigm crumbles around us. Firefly will be there, standing at the other side, a light in the rubble, calling forward all those who persist.

We are calling on the community to help spread the word and raise funds to help Firefly pivot and grow so we can share skills for living with Earth and co-create a regenerative culture in which current and future generations can grow and thrive.
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Firefly needs to raise:
$10,000 in order to break even and pay its debts in 2020. This is the combined debt of work preparing for an aborted 2020 gathering and costs related to incorporating as a nonprofit.

$15,000 in order to be in a good place to launch Firefly Gathering 2021. This includes adapting our programming with safety precautions needed in an era of Covid-19.

$18,000 to establish a year-around event schedule with smaller ongoing events.

$20,000 in order to develop online programming. Going online will not only expand our impact but will allow us to include those who can’t attend the gathering in person for health or economic reasons.

Need to know more about Firefly before donating? Check out these links:

Beautiful tear filled testimonial from a Firefly Gathering participant who chose to become staff - a must see!  

Mens Journal Article: Attending Americas Largest Primitive Technology Festival Prepared Me for the Pandemic ~ This article is hilarious and a true testimony from a first time participant on just how important Firefly is.

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Firefly Gathering has such important work to do during the Great Turning from ways of separation and harm toward living in true collaboration with Earth, focused on wellness, safety, beauty, and sustainability. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your donation and being part of the much needed solutions for positive change. We are so much stronger in community with you. 
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Donations

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  • Dos Perros 
    • $215 
    • 10 d
  • Ariel Ryals-Trammell 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Rebecca Simpson 
    • $25 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
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Fundraising team: Firefly Gathering (4)

DeLesslin George-Warren 
Organizer
Raised $160 from 5 donations
Asheville, NC
Firefly Gathering Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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Justina Prenatt 
Team member
Raised $75 from 2 donations
CJ O'Reilly 
Team member
Ruthy Celis 
Team member
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