Join Holly in support of Oasis and Rainbow Center's Creating Community Campaign

Holly

$460 from 5 donors $1,000 goal
Why are Oasis and the Rainbow Center co-locating?
There are many reasons to co-locate, but here are just a few examples of why:

  • ·Both Oasis and Rainbow Center are simply out of space! Combined, the two entities receive about 200 visits per week and are open for drop-in about 45 hours a week between the two centers.
  • ·For the first time in 28 years, Oasis will be moving into a public location. This is largely to do increased and visible public support of Oasis and LGBTQ youth. As we move, we want to model a healthy coming out process and our youth-adult partnership.
  • ·Oasis and Rainbow Center have been collaborating more and more in recent years. Co-location takes our connection to the next level. By co-locating, we hope to serve more youth and adults, create a vibrant hub for community dialogue and interaction, and build on new and existing relationships in the community.
  • ·We want to make the most of the community’s generosity. It is just a better use of time and money to build one great shared kitchen, for example, rather than two mediocre kitchens.
What does co-location mean?
Co-location means that Oasis and Rainbow Center will be physically connected in a building we have chosen together through a community process. Oasis will have its distinct space and entrance and Rainbow Center will have its distinct space and entrance. We will also have shared space, including a kitchen, meeting area, and more. Shared spaces will be scheduled according to the needs of Oasis and Rainbow Center. Co-location means that we can share resources and make the best use of the community’s contributions.
How do I know my donation will make a difference?
All donors will receive a story and a photo about the progress of the construction. Stories may also highlight the life of someone positively changed through your donation!
Who will be handling my donation?
The Pierce County AIDS Foundation is a Tacoma, Washington based 501(c)(3) nonprofit. They will handle the management and distribution of your donation.

 

Thanks to...

Jul 12
Noah view profile
Noah made a $10 contribution
Jul 8
Eric view profile
Eric made a $100 contribution
Jun 15
Richard view profile
Richard gave $100 for a share of ORC construction costs
Jun 14
Henry view profile
Henry gave $100 for a share of ORC construction costs
May 31
Stephanie view profile
Stephanie made a $50 contribution
May 30
Henry view profile
Henry made a $100 contribution

What ORC will mean to me

Friends,

The Tacoma-based LGBTQA resource centers (Oasis Youth Center and the Rainbow Center) are moving and I am raising funds to support this worthy cause!

The two centers which currently operate in separate spaces, will be sharing a new larger space that will serve and enrich the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied community in our area. The new facility will combine and maximize resources through sharing (phone systems, libraries, furniture etc.), provide increased drop-in hours, and become a centralized safe space for our LGBTQ neighbors, family and friends to learn, grow, connect and receive support.

In order to make this dream a reality, the new space will need building out (walls, bathrooms, you know – that necessary stuff!) and the centers need our help to do so. I have donated and I am phone-banking on Tuesdays to raise awareness and funds…

Will you join me to support the LGBTQA community by making a contribution through my personal fundraising page today??

To learn more about the campaign, visit: http://www.orctacoma.org/

Oasis and the Rainbow Center

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Oasis, a program of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, enhances and sustains the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth by saving individual lives, building community, and developing young leaders who can change the world.  Oasis is a youth-adult partnership in which young people and adults come together for shared teaching, learning and action.

The Rainbow Center is a safe, accessible and welcoming community space for meetings, activities and events that strengthen the lives of people in our community. We support Greater Pierce County by providing a centralized source of information and referral for and about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. We provide visibility to the history, culture and diversity of our communities.

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