Raise funds on Facebook
You can donate and raised funds for The Center (Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield) using your Facebook. Just look for and click on the "Fundraiser" link and follow the instructions. Choose the Non-Profit option and search for "Gay & Lesbian Center of Bakersfield".
Host a Party
At your birthday party or holiday gathering, you can ask donations be made to The Center in lieu of gifts. Contact us for tips!
Pride all year development team
To join the Pride Year-Round Development Team
for The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity
At The Center, we believe that being proud of your authentic self and who you are should be expressed year-round. So we’re calling our new project group - the Pride Year-Round Development Team!
This team is vital to the continued growth and longevity of The Center. The team plans and carries out projects to bring new individual and corporate contributions – both financial and people-power – to The Center. If you are looking for an opportunity to be your whole self on a diverse and talented team with the focus of assuring the programming and activities offered by The Center are available for years to come, this may be the place for you! We meet mid-day every week via Zoom to allow participation by those with a job or school obligations.
What is planned? As we reach out to the LGBTQIA+ community, our allies, and the wider community, we will introduce The Center and seek to engage new people and organizations to support its goals and mission. Once engaged, we will work to foster those individuals and organizations who may become ongoing sustaining donors and supporters.
A variety of fundraising models may be used. Our first model will present 6 to 8 gatherings, each an hour long, with the gatherings spread over 9-12 months. A new, small group of guests will be invited to each gathering, where they will be introduced to the history of The Center and then become aware of the important work of The Center through the compelling personal stories of clients, staff, and volunteers. Guests will hear first-hand the life-giving and life-changing impact of The Center in profound and positive ways.
How can you help? We are calling for folks to participate in this new Pride Year-Round Development Team for The Center. We are seeking folks with diverse and varied talents and experiences for the team. We are excited to build an inclusive team that bridges the range of races and ethnicities, abilities and disabilities, genders, sexualities, cultures, and ages. We are asking Development Team members for a year-long commitment and regular attendance at the weekly Zoom meetings. If you are not able to commit to this level of participation but still want to assist – you can, and we need you! We’ll need help for each gathering – greeters, table hosts, those sharing their stories, and other supporting volunteers. If you have a friend who may be interested in joining with you, please extend this invitation to them! Fill out the Fundraising application form or contact email@example.com to let us know how you can help. Thank you!
Clean Out Your Garage
Do you have clothes, art supplies, toys, furniture and other items in good condition that you no longer use? Consider hosting a yard-sale to benefit The Center. You can also donating the items to The Center so that we can sell them. Contact us to schedule a drop-off.
More Fundraising Ideas
Click this LINK for more fundraising ideas that you can do to help The Center.