Update: Good News for Endangered Pagan Community Center

On July 8th I reported that Sacred Paths Center, a Pagan community center serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul area (aka “Paganistan”), was in danger of closing down unless they could raise $7,500 immediately. That was followed by an interview conducted by PNC-Minnesota with SPC board member CJ Stone, where it was estimated that the center needed to raise $12,000 total by the end of July to remain open and viable for the longer term. Today, CJ Stone left an update in our comments section, to say that they’ve almost raised their immediate goal, and are hopeful about reaching the $12,000 needed to restructure for long-term survival.

“I’m happy to say we’ve received more than $7000 in donations. We’re close to our minimum $7,500, and I”m hopeful about getting up to the $12,000 that will let us grow and change into the community center everyone needs. Please ask your Pagan confrers near and far to consider a donation or a matching grant. We are doing some local fundraisers, but for folks farther away, there’s a “raffle” of some Paganistani homebrew, $10/ticket. We’ll announce that officially soon, so please keep an eye peeled. I’ll be back here to announce it, too. There’s also an auction of a lovely wedding/handfasting cup set. This is a personal item from my wife’s estate that I donated for the benefit of SPC. I thank very kindly everyone who has worked to help us stay open and continue, to change and grow. Please be sure to check for donation and action updates at our website, www.SacredPathsCenter.com.”

You can find out more about the center’s fundraising initiatives at their website. Sacred Paths Center had recently unveiled a new national public ancestor shrine and sacred spirit altar.  Sacred Paths Center’s journey was also profiled by PNC reporter Cara Schultz  in a special video series produced earlier this year (part 1part 2).

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7zQe6H37t4

We will continue to cover this story as it develops.

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  • Elnigma

    Good luck in what will be either your new location or the old!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rutemple Ruth Temple

    It’s a national center; no reason not to join me in making an ongoing pledge to keep the lights on and the doors open.

    • Ursyl

      Calling it a national center doesn’t mean that many of us would be able to get there to use it.

      • Kelly NicDruegan

        That is very true. And while I wish them the best of luck, living just outside Boston Mass, in this economy what little spare cash I have to donate goes to things within fairly close driving distance


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