Join Heather in support of Oasis and Rainbow Center's Creating Community Campaign
What ORC will mean to me
Dear friends, family, and wonderful supporters,
You have the opportunity to help make a positive difference in people’s lives and with your financial support you will help save lives too!!! Oasis Youth Center and the Rainbow Center, the local (Pierce County, WA region) LGBTQA resource centers, are moving and co-locating, and I am fundraising to support this transformative project. The Rainbow Center and Oasis Youth literally save people’s lives. The people that enter through their doors have often experienced discrimination and violence for being who they are, LGBTQA. When I was younger and struggling with what dominant society thought I should be, and who I knew I truly was, a place like the Rainbow Center and Oasis Youth Center would have helped save me from my suicidal thoughts and helped me in my process of accepting who I am. Please donate to the Oasis Rainbow Center’s Creating Community Campaign to help positively change the lives of so many amazing youth and adults.
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 excited to be helping this new space come into existence. 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. Thank-you for helping me reach my goal and supporting the O.R.C. Creating Community Campaign!
In gratitude, Heather Kawamoto
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.