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

Seth Kirby

$370 from 8 donors 1 update $5,000 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.

 

It's not too late!

Hi Friends –

If you’ve already given to the Oasis and Rainbow Center Creating Community Campaign, THANK YOU!! If you haven’t had a chance to give yet, please do so.

We just received a thank you email from an Oasis alum: “Oasis brings back a lot of memories of my teen years. Without Oasis I don’t know where I would be today. Thank you so much for being there for a young gay man who had no idea what to do. I wish I was still in the Tacoma area to see the new place and help out! ”

The thing is, what we have here in Tacoma is so special. For many, having a vibrant, safe, supportive LGBTQ and Allied resource center is truly life-saving and life-changing. With your help, we will have many more success stories like the one above.

Please show your support by giving to the Creating Community Campaign.

Thank you!
Seth