It's our birthday! I will be turning 36 on December 1st, 2014, and in 2015 PFLAG Portland Black Chapter celebrates 6 years!
I am reaching out to friends and family to support the work of PFLAG Portland Black Chapter by giving a small donation of $36 in honor of my birthday.
$3,600 in 36 days!
Over the past six years PFLAG Portland Black Chapter has had huge success in being the only African American specific organization in the region providing support and resources to LGBT families and friends, and family members in our community.
Your small tax deductible gift will support PFLAG Portland Black Chapter in continuing our mission of promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends and creating a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
"PFLAG Black Chapter is important because it helps bridge the gap in our community. There are many individuals who do not have a family to turn to when there is no one else to go to. PFLAG is there. When some individuals feel lost in the world and need another voice, PFLAG is there. PFLAG is family." -Shaundell Newsome Jr., PFLAG Portland Black Chapter Member
Your donation will help to support families and build community.
Here are just a few ways your dollars can help:
-Food at monthly socials that provide a safe space for friends, family, parents, and LGBT families to come together in support, dialogue, sharing, socializing and laughter.
-Funds towards our Youth Mini-Grant Program that provides small grants to LGBTQ youth groups in support of their events and activities. Check out this video created by one of our grantees: http://youtu.be/A5ztzmiIIo0
-Support Portland Black Pride, one of our largest programs that celebrates the African American LGBTQ community!
-Support our Advocacy and Faith outreach that continues to shift culture and policy that deeply impacts us all.
-Fund our Leadership Develop Program that provides financial resources to our members to access, trainings, programs, and countless other opportunities to achieve their personal goals.
This is only a snapshot of the work we do and will continue to do to lift up our community, dismantle oppression, and embrace families.
Please make my birthday wish by donating to an organization that means the world to me, so many others throughout Portland and beyond, and hopefully means a lot to you as well.
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter Website
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter Facebook
Portland Black Pride Facebook
Stay updated on all the amazing work of PFLAG Portland Black Chapter!
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter Coordinator
All gifts/donations are tax deductible! :)