Today, May 7th, is "Giving Tuesday" - the final day in our Give Big Kern fundraiser. This is our annual fundraiser that keeps the lights on and doors open, which allows us to continue to provide much-needed services for Kern County's LGBTQ+ community.
These are just a few of the ways we work to support, empower and connect LGBTQ+ people and allies in the Kern County area. In 2018, we had over 2,000 visitors, provided 552 counseling sessions and held 7 multi-week workshops that served over 130 people. Numbers aside, the comments and feedback we receive about our services both affirm that our work is needed and appreciated, and inspire us to achieve even more!
“It lets me be open about myself in a way I can’t be at home.”
“I feel more confident in standing up for myself.”
“I felt safe and heard and felt like my well-being was really cared for.”
“It has helped me grow immensely over the last year.”
“This is honestly the best cultural competency training we have had in a long time. We think we are open, but there are still so many unrecognized biases.”
The bottom line: Your donation makes a real difference in people's lives!
We appreciate every single one of the donations we've received so far and hope you can help us meet our $12,000 goal. As of now we're more than halfway there at $7,725!
Come celebrate with us!
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