I support United Way Arise Project on Give Out Day
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Join me on Give OUT Day to support United Way Arise Project and help LGBTQ homeless youth realize their full potential!
Who I am...
I've been an actor in the Twin Cities for 10 years, originally from St. Petersburg Russia. I was the host of the HGTV series "Curb Appeal", and on the long-running show "Decorating Cents." Locally, my credits include The Guthrie, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Jungle Theater, Park Square, and Mixed Blood, among others. Film credits include Ghost From the Machine, How You Look to Me, and most recently Best Man Down. I also frequently appear on Evine Live (formerly ShopNBC), Twin Cities Live and numerous TV commercials.
This is my fourth year as a Givenator for Arise Project. I’m raising funds on national Give OUT Day to support the LGBTQA community, in particular Arise Project programs that help end youth homelessness.
Why I'm fundraising...
It's an opportunity for me and my peers to utilize our resources to make a difference in the lives of Twin Cities homeless youth. It's a day I can commit to focusing outside my every day life and bring attention to an issue that is so often taken for granted.
Dealing with the pressures of growing up can be difficult, even with a supportive network of friends and family. Growing up without a team of cheerleaders - or, worse yet, being made to feel like an outsider because of who you are - can be devastating.
Fixing the LGBTQ youth homelessness problem begins with changing attitudes...and that happens when those with a voice can speak up for the voiceless. I am grateful for this opportunity to Give OUT my message of compassion, understanding and kindness, and I appreaciate your donation to Arise Project!
I hope you’ll join me – are you IN for Give OUT Day?! Please make a gift now!