June gives many of us all two reasons to celebrate. It’s GLBT Pride month and it’s my birthday (yes, another Gemini)!
As you may know, I serve on the board of Youth First Texas. This year, I want to ask that if you were planning on celebrating my birthday with me that you take a moment to consider making a donation to Youth First Texas in lieu of any gifts. Of course, if you weren’t planning on buying me anything, perhaps you would still consider making a small contribution regardless.
Like many other nonprofits in the community, Youth First Texas has experienced a greater need for services over the last few years, and a decrease in level of financial resources that has been available to it. The YFT board has made, and continues to make, decisions to keep our expenditures low, including reducing the hours of operation of the Dallas Youth Center’s hours, one of the only safe spaces for youth in the metroplex.
Even with these decisions, the financial situation for YFT is not good. During these next few months, we are continuing to carefully navigate through this financial squeeze, however Youth First Texas needs your help. Please consider making a donation today. Any amount will help YFT continue to provide safe space for our LGBTQA youth.
You can support Youth First Texas financially by writing a check (payable to “Youth First Texas”), or making an online credit card payment https://giving.youthfirsttexas.org. Either way, any amount is appreciated and welcome.
P.S. Your contribution is tax deductible, so your birthday gift will help you out next year 🙂
About Youth First Texas
Youth First Texas is the only non-profit organization in Dallas exclusively committed to providing social services, education opportunities, recreational activities and leadership development to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth through age 22.