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Garn's Run for the GRCF Our LGBT Fund

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Thank you donors!
November 13, 2016

Thanks to your generosity, I was able to raise $2,620 for the Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Our LGBT Fund. Thank you, thank you. --Garn  See more
Garnet Lewis

THE STORY:

Our LGBT Fund was established by Shelley Padnos and Carol Sarosik, a West Michigan couple who chose to spearhead changes in the community after attending OutGiving, a LGBT philanthropic conference sponsored by the Gill Foundation. Inspired by the conference and the insight that the LGBT community needs to initiate support for LGBT issues, they partnered with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation to lead the charge against issues faced by LGBT youth.

In America, up to 1.6 million youth experience homelessness each year. The statistics for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) homeless youth are even more shocking, as this group represents up to 40% all young people experiencing homelessness. Considering that LGBT youth represent an estimated 7% of the total youth population, these numbers are disproportionately high. While even a single young person without a home is one too many, the disparity of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness is unfathomable.

Once they are out of their homes, LGBT youth are even more vulnerable. They are at a greater risk for victimization, unsafe sexual practices, and mental health issues than non-LGBT young people experiencing homelessness.

Source: https://truecolorsfund.org/our-issue/

It is my goal to assist this organization in meeting its fundraising goals so that the necessary services can be provided for LGBT youth in West Michigan.

Please consider donating a dollar for every mile that I run ($26.20) or any multiple thereof.

https://www.givegr.org/LGBTFund (Designation: Our LGBT Fund - Immediate, non-endowed)

 

$2,620

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cheryl Hadsall

    $50

  • Jeffrey and Marty

    $100

  • Cindy Weir

    $25

  • KITTY PACKARD

    $25

  • David & Virginia

     

  • Joy & Jeff

    $50

  • Ben and Ann Franas

    $25

  • Lambrecht's Jewelers, Inc

    $100

  • Mitchell & Scott

    $26.20

  • Carol and Shelley

    $50

  • Mark LaChey and Bryan Hoffman

    $104.80

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Janet McClintock

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ruth Almen

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marcy-Cathy

    $65

  • Scott Zumwalt

     

  • Robin

     

  • Michelle and Cindy

    $25

  • Mindy Trafman/Kym Heiser

    $100

  • Bob Deahl

    $50

  • Anne Deahl

    $50

  • Vicki Barnett

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Roberta F. King

    $50

  • Janet&John Boes- Sweeney

    $50

  • Tom Baldini

    $52

  • Kim Belfort

    $25

  • Janet Swanson

     

  • Mary and Elizabeth

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Maria

    $50

  • Sharon Phelps

    $25

  • Kimba

    $25

  • Janice and Terry

    $25

  • Annie & Cristy

    $50

  • Jayson Hoppe

    $25

  • Steve & Joe

    $50

  • Steph

    $25

  • Vicki

    $100

  • Mary Harmon

    $50

  • Vicky

    $621

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100% Raised of $2,620 Goal

The Team: $2,620 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Vicky

Vicky

DONATION: $621

11 months ago

Mary Harmon

Mary Harmon

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Vicki

Vicki

DONATION: $100

Run swiftly 12 months ago

Steph

Steph

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Steve & Joe

Steve & Joe

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Jayson Hoppe

Jayson Hoppe

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Annie & Cristy

Annie & Cristy

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Janice and Terry

Janice and Terry

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Kimba

Kimba

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Garn! 1 year ago

Sharon Phelps

Sharon Phelps

DONATION: $25

1 year ago