BENEFITING: Seacoast Outright
What a year for Seacoast Outright!
At the end of 2014, things looked bleak for us. We had no reliable funding, the Board of Directors had disintegrated, and we could no longer afford our space. Three people came together with a fierce determination to revitalize this much needed organization, and one of our first steps in doing so was turning to you.
Our goal was to go "from surviving to thriving in 2015", and with your donations we were able to do that!
In 2015, we were able to:
-Secure a dedicated meeting and office space at the South Church's Karnan House, allowing us to continue with uninterrupted services to our youth through our regular Friday evening support group meetings.
-Expand our services to the community by adding weekly open office hours. -Recruit a talented, committed group of experienced and enthusiastic new board members.
-Fund more activities for youth such as an open mic event in May at RiverRun Bookstore that was well attended and showcased the talented youth in our community and a ‘Glam Gay-la’ in December at The Stone Church.
-Provide resources and assistance to several local schools and agencies in their efforts to provide the best possible support to LGBTQ+ youth.
-Bring you the 1st Annual Portsmouth Pride event!
Our goals for 2016 include:
-Branching out into the community even more with outreach, community resource networking, and educational events.
-Opening the office for more hours and better flexibility.
-Moving to the forefront for providing safe, social support and leading the way in education and advocacy.
-Devoting more time, resources and support to the under-served transgender population.
So- WE TURN TO YOU AGAIN. We need your support and generosity to make these things happen. So much has been accomplished in just one year thanks to all of your help. A future that was once bleak is now bursting with opportunity. Please consider donating to Seacoast Outright and investing in a safe, welcoming, all-inclusive community.
Learn more at www.SeacoastOutright.org
Seacoast Outright is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Our ID number is 02-0470822.