Claire Ippoliti's 12 Days of Giving Page
We need to raise $12,000 from individuals in the final 12 days of 2019. We are calling this our "12 days of giving" and I'm asking if you can participate with a donation of $85 or whatever feels right to you.
Of course your donation is tax-deductible, but that's not why you should give.
Here are four reasons why you should give.
So that a parent who learns their child is gay has a resource to help their child and themselves understand and cope. I was able to refer a parent, who is an acquaintance of mine, to the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and he told me how beneficial it was.
Because Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center took the Trump administration to court to block the Denial of Care rule, AND WE WON -- protecting LGBT consumers of healthcare across the country.
Because the Center serves more than 350 youth in the Lehigh Valley each year - some of the youth have described the center as their home, and in fact many are homeless or housing insecure. Every LGBT youth deserves a safe space to meet other youth like them, and to receive the services to help them become their own self-advocates.
Because in a city with booming development, it is more important now than ever to have free programs and services for community members, so that cost is not a barrier to participation in community programs.
There are many other reasons to support the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center yet these are why I donate my time and money. The power of individual donors is real.
Thank you for your generous support during these 12 days of giving.
P.S. If your employer matches charitable donations, please don't forget to let them know about your gift as well!