The Toronto Browncoats: Doing Good Works.


Glad you asked!!!

There are all sorts of ways to help! From making a donation online to offering your skills or volunteering, there's something for everyone. How will you help?

Donate Online

One of the simplest and easiest ways to help is to make an online donation via Credit Card or Paypal*. Your contribution will allow us to run Toronto's Can't Stop the Serenity screening and maximize our total donation to Equality Now. It's as simple as clicking on the Donate button now:

Donate in Person

We are also happy to take your donations in person at any of the local Toronto shindigs. For dates and times of our upcoming meetups join the Toronto Firefly Shindigs group on yahoo, and/or join the Toronto Browncoats group on Facebook and come out!

Donate a Prize or Auction Item

We have always had a ton of great prizes and auction items at Toronto's Can't Stop the Serenity screenings, thanks in large part to the donations of generous fans like you! If you have a great collector's item or some cool fan-made stuff that you'd be willing to donate, we will gladly accept! Our favourite items are those that are somehow relevant to Firefly/Serenity, or the other works of Joss Whedon (i.e. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog, Dollhouse etc.), but if you have something else available, please feel free to contact us about it; we are always looking for donations! Remember to please ensure that your donation is in top condition (if not brand new.)

To donate an item, please contact the Toronto CSTS Donations Coordinator to arrange pick-up/delivery of the item.

Please note: It is the sole discretion of the Toronto CSTS Organizing Committee to determine how donated items will be used - as door prizes or in the auction - and we cannot guarantee which at the time of donation. We reserve the right to decline a donation if we believe it is unsuitable for any reason.


It takes a lot of people to successfully run a Can't Stop the Serenity event! If you have time, we need volunteers to man fan-tables at conventions; to distribute flyers and posters; to provide transportation to pick-up donations; and to help the day of the screening.

If you think you can help out in one of these ways, please contact the Toronto CSTS Volunteer Coordinator today! Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the blog when available. Please note that we cannot always guarantee a job for you if the number of volunteers is too great for a specific event (i.e. where there are limited numbers required/allowed, for fan tables, etc.)

Spread the Word

The Toronto Can't Stop the Serenity screening operates on a very limited budget and that doesn't leave much for advertising. That's why your help spreading the word about the screening is so important! We need your help to talk up the screening on forums, in blog posts, on your social networks like twitter and facebook, and to generate as much positive response as possible! Want to add a signature to your e-mails and forum posts for us? We'll be updating the blog with some suggested sigs once the date and location are finalized for this year. In the meantime, help drive traffic to this site, to the Can't Stop the Serenity main site, to Equality Now's site; help us get people interested and filling the seats in the theatre! Your help can make all the difference!

Share Your Skills and Connections

Do you know someone in radio or the newspapers who can get us a shout out? Do you have access to free or really cheap printing or photocopying? Are you a graphic designer that can offer your services for free? Do you know how to solicit companies for donations? If you have any connections or skills that you think could help us out and you are willing to share them, please let us know! Everything we can do to keep our operating costs down translates to more money for Equality Now, which is what it's all about!

Buy a Ticket!

Most of all we want you to buy a ticket and come to the Can't Stop the Serenity screening! Not only will you get to watch Serenity on the big screen and have a great time with your fellow Browncoats, but there will be draws for door prizes (remember every ticket is an entry in the draw, so you may want to buy more than one!) shiny swag for sale, and of course, the amazing live auction after the film! We will announce when Tickets are on sale on the main blog page.

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