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West End Residences HDFC, Inc.'s Fundraiser:

True Colors Bronx: Computers for Formerly Homeless LGBT Youth

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West End Residences HDFC, Inc.'s Photo
West End Residences HDFC, Inc.'s Photo
West End Residences HDFC, Inc.'s Photo

THE STORY:

Be part of the legacy. Be part of the first and only truly permanent supportive housing program for solely for formerly homelesss LGBT youth in New York City. 

Every gift counts! Whether you can give $10 or $500, you are making a difference in the lives of formerly homeless LGBT youth. West End Residences is a 501(c)(3) and all gifts are tax deductible. 

Every gift of...

$10 - We will give you a shout out on our social media!

$50 - BE ENTERED TO WIN TICKETS TO ATTEND A LIVE TAPING OF LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS + Your name will be on our website as someone who made the computer lab possible + We will give you a shout out on our social media!

$150 - BE ENTERED TO WIN TICKETS TO ATTEND A LIVE TAPING OF LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS + Your name will be featured in our Annual Report as a supporter of West End and our True Colors Supportive Housing Program + Your name will be on our website as someone who made the computer lab possible + We will give you a shout out on our social media!

$300 - BE ENTERED TO WIN TICKETS TO ATTEND A LIVE TAPING OF LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS + Your name will go on the wall of the computer lab as someone who made it possible for our residents + Your name will be featured in our Annual Report as a supporter of West End and our True Colors Supportive Housing Program + Your name will be on our website as someone who made the computer lab possible + We will give you a shout out on our social media!

True Colors Supportive Housing

West End's True Colors supportive housing program, True Colors Residence, opened in 2011. Home to 30 LGBT formerly homeless youth, True Colors Residence was the first and is the only truly permanent supportive housing program in New York City.

40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. The number one cause of homelessness for LGBT youth is family rejection

This underserved population is at a higher risk of of violence and harassment on the streets and in the shelter system. West End provides them with a safe place where they can begin to heal and rebuild their lives. 

The idea was born in 2007 when True Color's honorary chair Cyndi Lauper was being honored by West End Residences. She and our CEO, Colleen Jackson, were determined to find a way to help the LGBT homeless youth in New York City. With previous experience providing supportive housing at West End's Intergenerational Residence, Ms. Jackson began to work on establishing the True Colors Residence. 

West End's goal is to have a True Colors in every borough. Our second site, True Colors Bronx, is set to open Summer 2015 and will provide an additional 30 formerly homeless LGBT youth with permanent housing. We are currently searching Queens and Brooklyn for our third site.

Computers for True Colors Bronx

Our residents use computers to build resumes, create budgets, and even run their own businesses. In this competitive job market computer skills are an essential component to any resume. With these computers we will offer our residents the opportunity to leverage their skills and make themselves more marketable. Many of our residents come to us without any knowledge of how to use Microsoft Office, form a budget, or do their taxes. The Quicken Money Management system available on the computer will give them a strong foundation of financial literacy skills. This provides them with the ability to break out of poverty and become secure in their finances. These computers give our residents the ability to think in the future and use their creativity to find their passions. 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • West End Residences HDFC, Inc.

    $25

  • Micol

    $100

  • West End Residences HDFC, Inc.

    $100

  • @TaTTiNaTTi

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sebastian Johnson

     

  • Maureen Orth

    $50

  • Karima Ladhani

    $100

  • Bruno

    $80

  • Erika Brown

    $20

  • Claire Miller

    $25

  • Quentin Campbell

    $10

  • Paula Morris

    $20

  • Carolyn Almonte

    $10

  • Jon Sumner

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chris C

    $10

  • Katherine Mitchell

    $10

  • Elnaz S

    $10

  • Maggie Johnson

    $10

  • André St. Clair

    $25

  • Helen G.

    $20

  • R.W. Fredrickson

    $500

  • Souleo

     

  • Mike Hudak

    $10

  • Kimberly Murphy

    $50

  • Collegiate Church

    $1,000

  • Kim Lowe

     

  • R.W. Fredrickson

    $2,210

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100% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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The Team: $4,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

West End Residences HDFC, Inc.

Amount Raised

$4,275

 

95% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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Micol Rindone

Amount Raised

$180

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Claire Miller

Amount Raised

$25

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Erika Brown

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

R.W. Fredrickson

R.W. Fredrickson

DONATION: $2,210

2 years ago

Kim Lowe

Kim Lowe

2 years ago

Collegiate Church

Collegiate Church

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Kimberly Murphy

Kimberly Murphy

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mike Hudak

Mike Hudak

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Souleo

Souleo

2 years ago

R.W. Fredrickson

R.W. Fredrickson

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Helen G.

Helen G.

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

André St. Clair

André St. Clair

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson

DONATION: $10

2 years ago