Join John in support of Oasis and Rainbow Center's Creating Community Campaign
What ORC will mean to me
Wonderful friends and family,
I have to admit I’m a lucky person. When I came out of the closet, I was greeted with support and love from a network of people that has never let me down. Not once. Thank you for that; it means the world to me, and not everyone is greeted that way when they make such an important decision. Now I’m writing you with the chance to send that same message of love and support to the broader LGBTQA community by supporting a cause that means so much to me: The ORC Creating Community Campaign.
The ORC is the Oasis and Rainbow Center. A partnership between Oasis – the South Sound’s LGBTQ Youth Center – and the Rainbow Center – the only free-standing LGBTQA Resource Center in Western Washington. This innovative partnership is unique in the nation and will stremline and revolutionize the way we as a community support LGBTQ people from their youth through their entire lives!
The two centers will be housed in a new 6,000 sqft of space that will feature:
–A national best practice model of partnership and collaboration –Increased operational hours
–More participants and engaged community members
–Expanded opportunities for educating the South Sound community about LGBTQ and Allied issues
In order to make this dream a reality, I need your help to meet my fundraising goal of $5,000. A lot of people and organizations are stepping up to be a part of our Creating Community Campaign! There are tons of volunteers, a supportive landlord, and many community partners who are enthusiastic about being a part of this amazing effort. I want to invite you to be a part of this project as well. Check out our campaign website at http://www.orctacoma.org/
Please help to support my personal fundraising goal of $5,000 by donating here. Thank-you for helping me reach my goal and supporting the O.R.C. Creating Community Campaign.
Oasis and the Rainbow Center
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.