Arisia is pleased to support a number of charitable causes. If you would like to inquire about getting support for your preferred charity, email @email and we can help you find the right person to talk with. Arisia also runs occasional charitable events such as raffles or contest; no additional charitable events are planned for this year.
Arisia's Coat Check/Goat Check is free to attendees and has a voluntary "tip jar" for charity. For example, in 2019, the tip jar collected over $250 for Community Servings, a not-for-profit food and nutrition program providing services throughout Massachusetts to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses.
Arisians have been donating blood since 2004. Our donations support Mass General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. The donation vans are only available for limited times during the convention, so we strongly urge donors to make an appointment in advance. Information on hours, how to make a donation appointment, and what we’ve done in the past can be found on the blood drive page.
Please bear in mind that Arisia does not make the rules for who can donate blood. We follow rules given to us by the receiving hospital.
Otherwise Bake Sale
On Saturday of the convention, Arisia attendees can buy baked goods in a sale that benefits the Otherwise literary award. This prize, funded by voluntary contributions, celebrates work in speculative fiction that explores gender roles. Information on how to donate baked goods, and when to get your tasty charitable benefits can be found on our Otherwise Bake Sale page.