Welcome to the Metaphysical Times Community Fund, where unity, unconditional support, and positive change are at the heart of everything we do.
About the Fund
Our fund is a testament to our belief in the power of community and our unwavering commitment to assisting individuals, not based on judgment or conditions, but because they are people deserving of care and kindness. We strive to make a real and lasting impact in the lives of those we have the privilege to connect with.
How the Fund Works
The Metaphysical Times Community Fund operates through multiple channels to ensure flexibility and responsiveness to the diverse needs of our community members:
- Funding Sources: The primary source of funding for the Metaphysical Times Community Fund comes from proceeds generated by the sales of our merchandise. When you make a purchase, a portion of the proceeds is allocated to cover costs, another portion is pooled and donated to external causes, and the remaining portion is dedicated to the MT Community Fund.
- Direct Donations: We now accept direct donations to the MT Community Fund via PayPal. Your contributions, made through our PayPalMe link with “MT Community Fund” in the notes, can directly impact the lives of people in need.
- Patreon Support: Additionally, funds from our Patreon account, generously provided by our supporters, are used to cover operational costs and strengthen the fund on a monthly basis.
Our Unconditional Commitment
At Metaphysical Times, we approach assistance with an unwavering commitment to unity and unconditional support. We don’t make judgment calls or question whether someone “deserves” assistance; instead, we respond to every request, offering aid, kindness, and support without conditions.
Protecting Dignity: Our Commitment to Respect and Privacy
At Metaphysical Times, we are deeply committed to upholding the dignity, respect, and privacy of the individuals we support. We understand that facing challenges and seeking assistance can be a sensitive and personal journey. That’s why we take special care to ensure that every person we aid is treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
We believe that effective support doesn’t always require a spotlight. Much of our work happens behind the scenes, away from public view. While well-intentioned, publicizing personal challenges on social media can sometimes lead to unintended consequences. Negative comments and judgmental remarks can harm rather than help, and we strive to protect those we support from unnecessary exposure.
When we provide direct assistance to individuals, we do so discreetly and with the utmost respect. We understand that privacy is paramount, and we avoid discussing personal details or challenges without the explicit consent of the individuals involved.
Preserving Dignity in Fundraising Efforts
In cases where we aim to raise funds for specific needs that we cannot immediately provide ourselves, we approach our fundraising efforts with great care. Our goal is to ensure that every campaign is framed in a way that preserves the dignity of the individuals seeking assistance. They aren’t needing a hand out, they are needing a hand up. We recognize that the way we word our posts can profoundly impact how people respond, and we strive to maintain a supportive and respectful environment, but know full well that we cannot control the actions and behaviors of others.
A Commitment to Compassion
Our commitment to protecting dignity is rooted in our deep compassion for those we support. We believe that every person, regardless of their circumstances, deserves to be treated with kindness and respect as human beings above all else. Our actions reflect this belief, whether we’re working behind the scenes to provide assistance or raising funds for essential needs.
By contributing to the Metaphysical Times Community Fund, you’re not only supporting our mission but also endorsing our commitment to respectful and compassionate assistance. Together, we can make a positive impact while ensuring that dignity and privacy are always preserved.
Our Ongoing Support
Our fund is designed to be flexible and responsive to the diverse needs of our community members. Here are some of the ways the Metaphysical Times Community Fund has already made a difference, continues to do so, and our aspirations for the future:
Actions We’ve Taken:
- Sharing and Connecting: Making a Difference with Limited Resources
To date, we’ve achieved limited funding for our initiatives, but even with our modest resources, we’ve managed to make a significant impact on the lives of people all around us. Our commitment to unity and support has driven us to take action, and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far with little funding but time, care, and compassion.
A Few Examples of How We’ve Helped Already
- Assisting a Disabled Veteran: During a record-breaking heatwave, we raised funds to purchase and install window air conditioning units for a disabled veteran. Our support allowed him to remain in his home comfortably and safely, ensuring that he had a respite from the extreme weather conditions.
- Protecting an Elderly Gentleman: We stepped in to help an elderly gentleman navigate the sale of his home, ensuring that he was not taken advantage of during the process. Our commitment to protecting people all around us extends beyond financial assistance.
- Supporting Financial Goals: Sometimes, the impact we make is not just about financial support. We’ve actively shared posts from people all around us seeking help to reach their financial and personal goals. While we may not have been able to assist directly in every case, our efforts have connected individuals with valuable resources and opportunities.
Making a Meaningful Difference
We understand that these actions may not resonate with everyone, but to the individuals we’ve helped, they matter immensely. Our goal is to create a community where no one faces adversity alone, and every bit of support, no matter how limited, has the power to change lives.
By contributing to the Metaphysical Times Community Fund, you become a part of these impactful stories, enabling us to continue our mission of unity, support, and making a meaningful difference in the lives of people all around us.
Meeting Urgent Needs: The Challenge We Face
At Metaphysical Times, our mission revolves around unity and unconditional support for all members of our community. However, we acknowledge the challenges that arise when we lack a readily available fund to provide immediate aid when and where it is needed the most.
Immediate Assistance Matters
In times of crisis, emergencies, or unexpected challenges, the need for swift and effective support becomes evident. Whether it’s helping a community member facing a sudden financial hardship, providing essential resources during a disaster, or ensuring timely access to critical services, immediate assistance can make a world of difference.
Why We Need Your Help
The absence of a dedicated fund for immediate aid presents several challenges:
- Limited Capacity: Without a fund specifically earmarked for immediate aid, our ability to respond swiftly to urgent requests is constrained. People suffer. We see it a lot with resource agencies. They can help, but the process can take time people don’t have.
- Missed Opportunities: Often, there are opportunities to alleviate suffering and provide essential support that require quick action. Without readily available funds, we may miss these chances and people we could help can’t be.
- Community Impact: Delays in providing assistance can have a lasting impact on the well-being of people we are trying to help. Defeating our efforts and leaving people feeling lost and alone even in a massive community of caring and compassionate people.
Your Contribution Matters
By contributing to the Metaphysical Times Community Fund, you play a crucial role in overcoming these challenges. Your support allows us to be prepared to respond promptly when our community members need us the most.
Actions We Aspire to Take in the Future:
- Financial Support: We want to expand our ability to financially support and donate to multiple GoFundMe campaigns in small increments. This approach allows us to make a broader impact within our community by contributing to various causes and individuals in need.
- Counseling and Support Services: Our vision includes providing or paying for counseling and other support services, including metaphysical and spiritual healing, bindings, banishments, protections, guidance, and more. We recognize the importance of mental and spiritual well-being within our community.
- Education and Development: We aim to support community members in their personal and professional growth by offering financial assistance for classes, workshops, and event attendance. Education is a powerful tool for empowerment and self-improvement.
- Creative Awards Program: In the spirit of celebrating the creative talents within our community, we aspire to create a creative awards program. Similar to the Dragon Awards for Writers, our awards program will recognize and support writers, musicians, and visual artists for their exceptional contributions.
- Disaster and Tragedy Relief: We want to be there for our community members during times of crisis. Our goal is to provide immediate assistance and support, including supplies and aid, in the event of disasters or tragedies.
Join Us in Making a Difference
The Metaphysical Times Community Fund reflects our belief that unity and compassion can bring about positive change in the lives of individuals within our community. Your support ensures that we can continue to make a profound difference in the lives of those who need it most. Join us in building a brighter, more compassionate future for all.
Make Your Mark: Contribute to the Metaphysical Times Community Fund and be part of a movement that empowers positive change.