Stonewall Youth needs your generosity.
Over the last two weeks, we’ve been coordinating with other non-profits in our area to secure resources for marginalized youth such as medical supplies, cold/wet weather gear, financial assistance, food, and sanitization products. Stonewall Youth will bounce back once it’s okay to host fun and accessible community events and fundraisers, but we need your help to carry us through until then.
The current pandemic is rough on everyone. While COVID19 most directly affects the health of senior citizens, people who are immuno-compromised, and those with chronic respiratory conditions, the economic impact affects low income folks and youth particularly hard.
In response, Stonewall Youth felt it necessary to expand the resources we provide to low-income youth, including basic necessities such as food, First Aid items, and hygiene items.
Stonewall Youth is facing a financial challenge. Our drop-in space is closed. We are unable to host our regular community and fundraising events this spring. While we are planning on still holding our 2020 Bowl-a-Thon, potlucks, and community meetings, the timelines on when we can do these things is fluid. This puts our financial situation in a precarious position.
What We Need
Please consider donating to this fundraiser. Your contribution now will ensure we can continue to be present in a safe and effective way in the community through this pandemic.
Community is so important during this time. Stonewall Youth is doing everything we can to continue to provide LGBTQ+ youth with the community, skills, and resources to thrive. You can help us make this shift quickly in order to show up in a big way for the youth we serve.
About Stonewall Youth
Founded in 1991, Stonewall Youth is a youth-led organization that empowers LGBTQ+ youth to speak for themselves, support each other, educate our communities, and work for social justice.
Most of our programming is for youth age 21 and under. We recently started drop-ins and other activities for youth ages 18-24. We serve three primarily rural counties in southwestern Washington: Thurston, Mason and Lewis.
Stonewall Youth is youth-led and adult-supported. We are operated by a staff collective of eight part-time Co-Directors (five youth and three adults).
Youth staff, Board members, and participants are involved in all areas of work and decision-making. The majority of people in our collective and on our Board are people of color; all identify somewhere in the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Along with providing youth staff opportunities, we provide internship opportunities to youth college students and paid Fellowships to low-income youth.
Learn more at stonewallyouth.org