Tuesday, Aug. 2, marks the only national day of giving focused entirely on the LGBTQ community. A project of Horizons Foundation
, Give OUT Day has supported more than 500 different LGBTQ organizations throughout the country since its inception in 2013.
The online fundraising initiative
lasts 24 hours and begins at midnight tonight.
This year, Inside/Out Youth Services
, local LGBTQ youth center and 2016 Indy Inclusion Award
recipient, is participating. The organization asks the community to take this opportunity to donate.
Inside/Out, which has been in operation in the Springs for 25 years, provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth by offering recreational activities, education, emotional support and resources for youth, parents, schools and community members.
The organization's fundraising goal is $5,000.
Here is what Roger Doughty, the president of Horizons Foundation, has to say about the importance of supporting LGBTQ organizations on Give OUT Day:
“It would be hard to find an LGBT person who hasn’t, at one time or another, turned to an LGBTQ nonprofit at some point in our lives. Give OUT Day is an opportunity to engage new donors and support our LGBGTQ organizations for their tireless efforts, often working with limited resources.”