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Arise Project Raises $25,000 for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Wow—just WOW.

On the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community—Give OUT Day—Arise Project reached our bold goal of raising $25,000 in donations! Thanks to our community’s generosity, we will be able to increase our impact on LGBTQ youth who are experiencing homelessness by hiring more LGBTQ case workers, funding host home programs, and expanding grants beyond our existing eight agencies. Last Thursday, April 19 was a HUGE win.

In addition, we’d like to give a special shout-out to our local celebrity Givenators: Mike Augustyniak, Alexis Thompson, and Sasha Andreev. They were instrumental in spreading the word on WCCO and myTalk 107.1 throughout the day— thank you, Givenators! Meet these amazing advocates here.

Check out the Leaderboards (results pending, but we’re currently in second place!) on GiveOutDay.org.

Thank you for your kindness and continued support. When our community comes together, we can make a huge impact on the lives of LGBTQ homeless youth.

We hope you’ll stay involved with this important issue. Did you know that the Midwest is alarmingly behind when it comes to providing resources to address LGBTQ youth homelessness – $4 million per year behind? Learn more.

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About United Way Arise Project

United Way Arise Project was established to bring caring professionals together to support the lives of LGBTQ homeless youth. This nationally recognized initiative has raised nearly $1 million for local programs that help LGBTQ homeless youth feel safe and on a path to thrive.

By joining, you’ll connect with other committed LGBTQA professionals driving community change by meeting the urgent needs of LGBTQ homeless youth. You’ll be able to direct your investment while tracking the impact you make in this community, and have the chance to participate in meaningful volunteer projects that serve local homeless youth.

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