“Give to the Max with rainbows and unicorns!” is how Jillian Hiscock described today, April 18th. It’s the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community.
Jeffrey Moores and Jillian Hiscock joined us this morning to talk about The Arise Project and its impact. Listen below.
— United Way TC (@UnitedWayTC) April 18, 2019
I’m honored to be a givenator again this year and hope you consider it too.
Here’s the challenge: on any given night in Minnesota, nearly 5,000 youth experience homelessness. Of those, 40 percent identify as LGBTQ. Minnesota invests only one-fifth of the resources needed compared to other states. As a community, we’re about $4 million per year behind where we should be to make significant impact. Arise Project – one of Greater Twin Cities United Way’s giving communities – is the only consistent funder to address LGBTQ youth homelessness in the Twin Cities.
Here’s the progress to date for United Way and The Arise Project: they have invested more than $1 million to end youth homelessness and partnered with more than 5,000 donors, provided nearly 500 shelter or housing opportunities and collaborated with several nonprofits in the Twin Cities to create first-ever services for LGBTQ youth, including:
- Support groups and text-to-help lines
- Case workers who identify as LGBTQ
- Training so existing shelters increase their cultural competency
This is fantastic progress and we hope to continue! Please consider donating as little as $10 — it all adds up!
Thank you — you be you…unless you’re a terrible person, xoxo,
United Way Arise Project is aiming high for Give OUT Day on 4/18, a one-day online fundraiser for LGBTQ orgs.
— United Way TC (@UnitedWayTC) April 16, 2019