Harvest is a grassroots project, and we endeavour to take as few sponsorships as possible in favour of keeping advertising to a minimum in our program and in the event spaces. We also keep our registration fees low in order to be accessible to perverts from a range of financial situations. But we can always use more money to help make the event better, yummier, safer and stronger. This is where you come in!
If you love Harvest and want to contribute, here’s a list of the places we could use some help! A donation option is built into your online registration—you can add a donation to your cart below, or do it when you fill out the online registration form. Alternately, you can drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other donation options. Feel free to earmark your donation for a particular purpose, or leave it up to us.
Thank you for all your help!
|Where we need help||What we do now||What we’d do with more money|
Accessibility: help us make Harvest accessible to a broader range of pervs!
|Check out our accessibility page to see the range of measures we’ve taken! They include partial ASL interpretation, partial French-language website translation, extra lighting, reserved seating, a small number of large-type programs, and plenty of awareness-raising.||We would love to provide full ASL interpretation for the event, purchase an audio website reader to render the site accessible for blind and vision-impaired people, and have a financial cushion to enable us to deal with other accessibility issues as they come up.|
|Scholarships and travel fund: help us create Canadian community and reduce financial barriers to attending Harvest.||We currently have a scholarship program in place to cover registration costs for four eligible Harvest attendees per year.||In keeping with our mission to attract participants from across Canada, we’re starting a travel fund to help reduce travel costs for people living outside the Montreal/Ottawa/Toronto triangle. Travel expenses can be prohibitive so your money really makes a difference here!|
|Food: mmm food. And food politics.||As much as possible, our food is gluten-free, vegan and organic, and we endeavour to minimize food waste. Unfortunately the trade-off is that we need to use more packaging than we’d prefer to.||We would love to have the event catered by a local (mostly-) gluten-free, organic, vegan restaurant that uses fresh, local ingredients and delivers daily so we don’t have to use or throw out packaging at all! And boy, would that ever save us some logistical work, too.|
|Safety: safer play is sexier play.||We provide basic safety supplies, such as nitrile and latex gloves, condoms, lube, sharps containers, drop cloths and clean-up supplies.||We’d love to get more non-latex supplies, provide “female” condoms, stock a full range of medical play supplies, and have a more robust selection of tarps and chucks available.|
|Logistics: the backbone of the weekend.||We spend a chunk of our budget on things like dog tags, program printing, recyclable swag bags, pens and markers, poster board, workshop supplies, website maintenance, our P.O. box, venue rental costs, decorations and more.||We admit this isn’t the sexiest place to donate, but basic logistics supplies and rentals are key to a successful weekend! This year, with our move to Toronto, our venue rental costs are greater than ever, so we could really use the help. Also, we’d love to spring for more environmentally friendly printing and have a cushion to help us deal with unexpected situations and breakdowns, among others.|
Note that we are not a registered charity and therefore cannot issue tax receipts.
An Unholy Harvest extends its sincerest thanks to our 2012 sponsors!