Connie Ticho's 12 Days of Giving Page
As 2020 comes to a close, I am grateful that amid the chaos of the pandemic, I have been able to dedicate time to interning at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
Unable to find the local LGBTQ+ community, I felt isolated as I grew up in the Lehigh Valley. I was without adequate knowledge of the resources available to me and unable to fully connect to the queer community.
Today, I feel love from my community, and as a health programs intern I have expanded my knowledge about the many disparities that LGBTQ+ people face. As it turns out, I could wait until my twenties for these resources and connections. However, this is not always the case. The queer community faces numerous stigmas, barriers to care, and often a lack of familial support and/or understanding. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides that needed supportive shoulder to lean on. Supporting The Center insures that LGBTQ+ people in the Lehigh Valley can access the resources they need as well as find a true, caring community.
I am proud to be a part of an organization that makes space for its community to thrive and grow, and this giving season, I am turning my attention to organizations that guide and aid folks like me who are in need.
The "12 Days of Giving" at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are upon us and we need to raise $24,000 from individuals in the final 12 days of 2020. Would you please consider a tax-deductible donation of $42, $85, or more?
P.S. If your employer matches charitable donations, please don't forget to let them know about your gift as well!