Join Miki in support of Oasis and Rainbow Center's Creating Community Campaign
What ORC will mean to me
Dear friends and family,
The local LGBTQA resource centers, Oasis Youth Center and the Rainbow Center (where I am the Director!!!), are moving, and I am fundraising to support this great project.
The two centers will be sharing 6,000 sqft of space and starting a partnership that will enrich the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (LGBTQA) community. The new facility will feature:
–Increased operational hours
–More participants and engaged community members
–Expanded opportunities for educating the South Sound community about LGBTQ and Allied issues
–A national best practice model of partnership and collaboration
I am deeply excited by what this will mean to our organization. Currently, we are at maximum capacity with over 100 visitors per week in just over 1500 Sq feet. In our new location we will have 1000 sq feet of shared space with a great computer lab, library and kitchen as well as 2000 sq feet of RC designated space. This will allow for more programming, better resources and room to stretch out! We are very excited to see the walls going up and progress being made everyday.
In order to make this dream a reality, I need your help to meet my fundraising goal. 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 by donating via my online giving page. The overall Milestone 1 goal for the campaign (To get the walls up) is $250,000 and we only $75,000 left to raise! Help me meet my personal goal to raise another $2,500 to get us there! 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.