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Support your Wesleying!

So Wesleying has finally gotten its shit together: we’re moving to WordPress, which is some extremely superior blogging software that most respectable blogs in the world use. However, this means we’ll no longer be getting free hosting from Blogger, and so we need to buy our own domain name and hosting. We’re switching to wesleying.org! This is expensive, and we Wesleying contributors can’t pay for it all out-of-pocket.

There were several possible sources of raising money that we quickly rejected:

  • Advertisements
  • Corporate sponsors
  • SBC/University funds

Especially for those last two, we firmly decided that we didn’t want Wesleying to be beholden to anybody, whether it be a business or Wesleyan University. We like our independence, and we want to keep it that way.

The only people we want Wesleying to be beholden to are you, our loyal readers. So we’re kicking off a massive fundraising effort with the primary goal of paying Wesleying’s hosting for at least the next two years, by the end of this semester. How can you help contribute to this grassroots effort?

  • Donate money online via PayPal or credit card
  • Send cash or check through campus mail
  • Buy yummies at our upcoming bake sale(s)
  • Buy a Wesleying T-shirt (design yet to be finalized; email mjweiss@wes if you have a good idea)

You might notice the beautiful banner we now have at the top of the page. Click it to go to wesleying.org, Wesleying’s future home and current fundraising center. There, you can donate money online or find out information about our other fundraising efforts.

Donate money! If every single one of our readers donated $1, we’d be set. Any amount you can give will be helpful.

Thanks so much for your support! It’s been great serving you for the past two years. Keep watching for more info about our ongoing fundraising efforts.

Ten Shekel Shirt at World Music Hall

Ten Shekel Shirt is playing this Friday in World Music Hall. The concert is raising money for Love 146, an organization that aims to stop child prostitution and sex slavery in South East Asia. Suggested donation is $5 at the door, all proceeds will go to the organization.

A short video about the history of Love146:

Date: Friday, November 7th

Time: 8pm
Place: World Music Hall

Greater Middletown Relay for Life

Plan on being in Middletown through the end of May? Raise money for a good cause and get some exercise in the process, by signing up for the Greater Middletown Relay for Life. Hosted by the American Cancer Society, it’s taking place on May 30-31 at the track at Middletown High School.

This year is its tenth anniversary in Middletown, and they’ve already raised over $11,500. Join a team, collect donations, and walk the night away… to beat cancer!

More details available at the Relay for Life website.