September 21, 2016
BENEFITING: AFFIRMATIONS LESBIAN GAY COMMUNITY CENTER INC
I have always been a supporter of anyone in need! Whatever type of help I can offer is something I want to be able to provide. Affirmations hits close to home for me. My uncle passed away a few years ago unexpectedly at the young age of 36. His memory lives on every day and he is one of the main reasons I am partcipating in this Charity Challange :)
Before he passed away I was able to attend different events and specifically Ferndale's Pride Parade. He lived in Chicago but always made his way home for special events. While we were at the Pride Parade he shed some insight onto his life and some struggles that I never knew he went through. He was always so happy, carefree, and full of life that it came as quite a shock. When he was younger, before he was truly comfortable with who he was, he said Affirmations saved his life. He said it was a home away from home that he was able to ask questions, meet people experiencing similar situations as him, and find the support he needed that most of us didn't even know he needed. I am forever grateful for the support that was provided to him.
I am so truly passionate about helping those in need. I want to help promote a life that's equal for everyone. I want to thank Affirmations for what they have done for my unlce among so many others. If it wasn't for Affirmations there would be so many people without direction or safe haven. No one should ever feel alone. I am dedicating myself to helping this charity organization as they have helped so many others.