Reilly Callahan's 12 Days of Giving Page

Hello Friends,

This year was… crazy. As I reflect on the chaos, I see the moments worth celebrating. I see the sense of unity among the isolation. I see loved ones who, while living apart, are reconnecting through virtual means. I see my local LGBT+ community coming together to support impactful, intersectional change in our area and nationally. I see these 10 reasons why I’m proud of my community’s actions in 2020: 

  1. We delivered more than 200 healthy food and care packages to LGBT+ youth in need when grocery store supplies were low
  2. We testified on the urgency and necessity of state- and local-level police reform after the public disclosure of several terrifying and unjust acts of police violence across the country and in our own city of Allentown
  3. We worked with our local health bureau to provide dozens of free flu vaccines without residency or insurance requirements
  4. We collaborated with experts and officials to increase access to essential social, mental, and sexual health resources for vulnerable communities during the the COVID-19 pandemic
  5. We thwarted attempts to limit LGBT+ rights, like when Northampton County Council attempted to put LGBT+ civil rights up for a public vote, when the current presidential administration attempted to remove healthcare discrimination protections from the Affordable Care Act, and more
  6. We transformed Lehigh Valley Pride into a three-hour televised event and proudly celebrated with over 10,000 people from across the world
  7. We financially supported Black LGBT+ youth leading grassroots activism in intersectional racial justice movements
  8. We collaborated with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to make sure LGBT Pennsylvanians would be counted in COVID-19 infection data and trained hundreds of contract tracers on LGBT+ cultural awareness and equity
  9. We quickly converted our community groups and arts programs to virtual platforms when stay-at-home orders exacerbated feelings of isolation
  10. We came together and helped one another to register to vote, to apply for mail-in ballots, and to make arrangements to vote safely

We have so much to be proud of. Let’s keep that momentum going as we close out the year, because a better 2021 can’t happen without collective and individual action. Together, we can forge a better future. 

To keep doing whatever it takes to support, empower, and demand justice for LGBTQ people, we need to raise $24,000 from individuals in the final 12 days of 2020.  I'm asking you if you can participate with a donation of $42 or more to help me reach my personal goal of $1,000.

Thank you for your love, support, and time. I’m wishing you all a safe, healthy, and happy close to 2020. 


P.S. If your employer matches charitable donations, please don't forget to let them know about your gift as well!

$336.00 raised
GOAL: $1,000.00

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