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An estimated 1.6 million youth in the U.S. experience homelessness each year. The statistics for homeless LGBT youth are even more shocking, as this group represents up to 40% all young people experiencing homelessness.
Considering LGBT youth represent an estimated 7% of the total youth population these numbers are disproportionately high.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland serves 80 to 100 youth per day that are either homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
How can I help?
On Sunday, March 5th The Personal Stories Project and One Million Kids for Equality are holding our Spring Mixer and Garden Party from 1 pm until 6 pm at a private home in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles (address provided upon ticket purchase).
10% of the net proceeds from our event will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center directly earmarked towards their youth homelessness program.
Ticket prices begin at $25 per person and include food, entertainment, an open bar and 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in an optional hands-on team building activity, helping assemble personal hygiene kits to be donated to the Center’s youth homelessness program.
The Center also collects “gently used” clothing items to distribute to youth in need and particularly needs tennis shoes, jeans, belts, and ties, so please consider bringing any of those items you might wish to donate to the event.
Where does my money go?
- 10% of the net proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center towards their youth homelessness program
- 45% goes towards The Personal Stories Project’s digital storytelling program
- 45% goes towards One Million Kids for Equality’s monthly storytelling events
Both The Personal Stories Project and One Million Kids for Equality are non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. Your donation is tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
I can’t attend the event. Can I still help?
Absolutely. There’s an option on the ticketing link to purchase raffle tickets and make donations even if you aren’t able to attend.
What are you waiting for?
CLICK HERE for our event page on Facebook where we’ll post updates about entertainment, prizes and general event information.
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets: www.lgbtstories.eventbrite.com