GRIOT Circle's Give Out Day 2017
"$20 for 20 & MORE" Campaign!
Help us reach our goal of $7,500!
GRIOT CIRCLE celebrates our 20th year of providing programs and services to LGBTQ elders of color. Last year you helped us reach our Give OUT Day goal and this year we ask you to help us again as we look forward to celebrating another 20 years!
$20 for 20 & MORE will sustain us in so many ways, especially in this current political climate when vital programs, services, and rights for the LGBTQ community are threatened. In fact, the current administration proposes eliminating LGBT elders from key federal surveys. Questions that allow the federal government to assess the extent to which LGBT older adults will receive federally funded services.
Make a donation of $20 or more in recognition of GRIOT Circle's 20 years of providing a welcoming space, culturally sensitive services, and member-centered programming that affirm the lives of LGBTQ elders.
GRIOT Circle members volunteering! Making a difference!
Your donation supports:
*Motivating wellness programs that include yoga, Tai Chi and meditation classes.
*Empowering skill building, self-esteem and leadership development workshops for elders including learning techniques of social action, public speaking; and intergenerational relationship building.
*Fun social activities including a monthly member potluck, our much-loved women’s and men’s support groups, NYC outings, woodcarving class and book club.
*Case Management support services.
*Programs like the Buddy - 2 - Buddy Caregiving Program, a program designed to match LGBTQ older adults with others of mutual interest; which helps reduce isolation and promotes a positive outlook on life and aging.
“When I come to GRIOT I can be me. A same-gender- loving grandma. GRIOT to me is not just a center, it's like my second home. -- Gheri, age 88, member since 2001
GRIOT Circle continues to make a difference in the lives of LGBT elder. Last year we:
* provided over 750 health and wellness, educational and socialization activities.
* provided members leadership opportunities including raising awareness of elder issues at
national and local conferences.
*created a new program where members of the 'HIV over 50 Men's' group visit organizations to
advocate for HIV prevention and educate people about HIV and aging.
* served over 1,900 hot nutritional meals.
"Still Standing"- GRIOT's HIV and Aging initiative
Help us meet our goal of $7,500 and make a difference for our elders on Give Out Day!
Help us meet our goal of $7,500 between now and April 20th:
▶ Making a donation in an amount that's significant to you. Every gift, no matter the size, counts!
▶Become a fundraiser for GRIOT! Click on "BECOME A FUNDRAISER" on our Give Out Day page to get started. Click here for instructions on how to create and customize your own fundraising page.
▶RSVP to our GIVE OUT DAY event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1316379541780393/
Invite all of your friends to attend and spread the word.
▶If you need more guidance on raising funds for GRIOT Circle or want to get more involved with the campaign please email Aundaray@griotcircle.org!
“I teach at GRIOT because it allows me to give back to a community I'm part of and care about” -- Don , age 72, member and Woodcarving Instructor since 2000