Bellmore, NY - April 24th, 2014 - Pride for Youth, a program of Long Island Crisis Center, will be participating in the 2nd Annual National Give OUT Day, which takes place on Thursday, May 15th. Give OUT Day is a day of philanthropy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) individuals and their straight allies to show their unity across the country by raising funds for their favorite LGBTQ organization.
“According to recent research, less than 5% of the LGBTQ community gives to an LGBTQ cause,” states Pete Carney, Director of Pride for Youth. “Give OUT Day aims to raise awareness of the need to support LGBTQ not-for-profits and elevate the level of LGBTQ philanthropy. Despite some major legislation for equal rights, there are still a vast number of LGBTQ people who face real discrimination, a lack of legal protections, and the threat of violence. More work needs to be done and that’s why it is so important that we be a part of Give OUT Day.”
Pride for Youth will be hosting a phon-a-thon on their premises on May 15th and is encouraging everyone to join in. “We’ll be asking everyone to come between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. for two-hour shifts. They should bring their phones and a list of ten friends to call to ask for a contribution for Pride for Youth on this special day,” says Pete Carney. “We’re calling it a party and we’re going to be supplying the refreshments and great movies to watch after they’ve made their calls.”
Pride for Youth is located at 2050 Bellmore Ave. in Bellmore. If you are interested in participating or want more information, please contact Erin Furey at 516-679-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.