The We Are One Foundation supports and empowers the fetish community. It is the charity organisation who’s most activities take place during and around Darklands where money is collected for new titleholders and charity. Throughout the year it supports the community in various other ways.
At Darklands We Are One collects money through various fundraisers. The money is then split in equal shares between the new titleholders elected at Darklands and a charity picked by Darklands, one that changes every year.
For titleholders to properly execute their mission, a lot of traveling is required. And traveling comes with a cost. Being a titleholder is an expensive occupation, in both time and money. At Darklands we try to lighten the burden by offering each of the freshly elected representatives of our community a start budget to cover the first costs of voyages and hotels. The current titles are: Mr. Leather Belgium, Mr. Superhero Europe, European Bootblack, European Handler and European Puppy.
Each year we pick a charity as one of our beneficiaries. In 2020 our charity of choice is ‘Lumi’. Lumi is a contact center for LGBTQ+ people suffering from mental distress. They saw a 60% increase in calls for help during the Covid-19 pandemic. Darklands is proud to support this beautiful initiative.
We Are One aims to support the growth and durability of our community with various campaigns. It is our believe that joining forces between Darklands and other events, clubs and organisations will lead to a stronger and more prosperous community.
Most recently it organised a fundraiser to support Folsom Europe. That charity event was looking at impossible financial challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.. In less than 36 hours the goal of € 10.000 was reached. A few days later the campaign was ended with € 12.500 collected.
We Are One is present with a booth in the Antwerp Pride village to offer people guidance into the fetish community.