Charity (Modern)

Charitable work done by medievalists and/or living history organizations in the modern world

Atlantian peers accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Lady Sophia the Orange of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that a challenge by Mistress Branwen Wallis to the Atlantian Order of the Laurel to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was carried out by Mistress Rosalind Delamere and Mistress Rosalind Jehanne at Atlantia University, September 20, 2014. A video of their misery is available online. (video)

No Red Cross Blood Drive for Pennsic 43

Scheduling conflicts have resulted in the cancellation (for this year only) of the American Red Cross blood drive that has been held near Pennsic War for the past few years.

Modern monk accepts tonsure for charity

Re-enacting Ancient Times Society member Matthew Routledge, of March, England, has played Friar Tuck before, but this time he is serious. Routledge is taking on the part of the monk to raise money for the Stroke Association. Elaine King of the Standard 24 has the story.

Thugs for Jugs at Pennsic 42

Brian de Moray, Free Scholar of the Academie de Espee in the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that a rapier tournament to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research will take place July 29, 2013 at Pennsic 42. Thugs for Jugs - A breast cancer rapier charity tourney - will be held on the rapier field.

Ransom the Cure initiative promoted in Atlantia

Their Highnesses Amos le Pious and Ysabella Cacemoine, along with Mistress Ceridwen ferch Owain, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, have announced the Ransom the Cure initiative, a series of single tournaments at events to raise money for cancer resaearch. Their Highnesses discuss the project in a YouTube video.

Learn Latin and feed the hungry

Are you a compassionate person? Are you a person who enjoys practicing your Latin? You can be both on the Free Rice website where every right answer in a Latin language quiz wins 10 grains of rice for the World Food Program.

The Esperanza sails in Calontir

In a preview of the 3rd Annual Wings of Hope Cardboard Boat Race, which was held July 28, 2012, Angie Mock from Fox News 2 in St. Louis interviews Gwendolyn and Fernando from the Barony of Three Rivers about their entry in the race.

A Cardboard Galleon Prepares to Set Sail for Charity

Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon brings tales of a cardboard galleon -- and a very large one at that -- being built to help sick children.

Annual Tuchux Charity Tournament

Each year during war week, the Tuchux tribe gathers to sponsor a tournament to raise money for charity. This year the tournament is scheduled to take place on the Tuesday of war week immediately following the bridge battles.

Bards offer SCA fundraising album

Lady Isolde de Lengadoc of Ealdormere reports that a bardic fundraising album is now available to download from the iBards website. Profits from the album will be donated to the SCA General Fund.

NH Make-A-Wish Foundation builds castle for young boy

The Make-A-wish Foundation (New Hampshire) built a castle - in his backyard - for young David Marasco, who "has a rare disease called desmoid fibromatosis."

SCA joins Roller Vixens for charity event

It's a "continuing partnership," said Morgantown Roller Vixen Brianna Lovell about Jingle Brawl, a recent charity event featuring three roller derby scrimmage games and an armored combat demo by the local SCA group. Reporter Alex Hines of WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia has the story.

[ATE] Heroes of the Silent Angels

Their Excellencies Edward & Annalies would like to invite you to the Barony of Atenveldt's Heroes of the Silent Angels Event on January 28, 2011.  This event will be FREE and filled with tournaments & prizes for all to participate in.

Liam St Liam takes the plunge

Pennsic Independent photographer Liam St. Liam of the East Kingdom will take the plunge again - his eighth - for the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics New York.

Reivers ride for charity

During the Middle Ages, the Border Reivers rode the lands between England and Scotland, stealing livestock and wreaking havoc with ruthless abandon. Now, their modern versions are riding to raise money for wounded British soldiers.

Flaming Gryphon - Fight for the Cure

On Monday, August 8, the fighting and support corps of the Barony of Flaming Gryphon will forgo their usual Ermine and Or livery for something even cooler.  We will collectively take the field wearing pink for the battles that day to "Save the TaTas".

Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive to be held in Santa Cruz

Mistress Collette de Rayncheval has announced that she will host a Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive May 28-31, 2010 in the Santa Cruz, CA area. Items produced will be donated to local battered women's shelters.

Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive 2010

The Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive 2010 will be happening this coming May 28-31, 2010 (over Memorial Day Weekend), near Santa Cruz, CA (~45 minutes from San Jose, ~ 1.5 hrs from San  Francisco, off the coast).