Please join us as we launch our RIDE FARE Campaign. Our goal is to raise $7,425 to purchase 1,350 round trip Metrocards for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 16 - 24, experiencing homelessness.
An alarming number of youth struggle to survive on the streets of New York--40 percent of whom identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ). Many of the youth we see in Art & Acceptance, St. Luke's Saturday evening drop in program, come into contact with the criminal justice system simply for being unable to afford subway fare, often resulting in mounting fines, arrest, and criminal charges.
Metrocards decrease the risk of youth getting into trouble and enables them to arrive at their next destination safely; to access lifesaving social services, attend school and vocational training, job interviews and work, medical appointments, and countless other activities for which transportation is crucial.
A gift of $55 provides 10 round trip Metrocards. A gift of $275 provides 50 round trip Metrocards, and $550 provides 100 round trip Metrocards. No matter the amount, your gift will make a significant and immediate impact
Please help us invest in LGBTQ youth. Something as ordinary as a subway ride can result in something extraordinary.