Oasis and Rainbow Center's Creating Community Campaign

$16,510 from 166 donors $20,000 goal
Why are Oasis and the Rainbow Center co-locating?
There are many reasons to co-locate, but here are just a few examples of why:

  • ·Both Oasis and Rainbow Center are simply out of space! Combined, the two entities receive about 200 visits per week and are open for drop-in about 45 hours a week between the two centers.
  • ·For the first time in 28 years, Oasis will be moving into a public location. This is largely to do increased and visible public support of Oasis and LGBTQ youth. As we move, we want to model a healthy coming out process and our youth-adult partnership.
  • ·Oasis and Rainbow Center have been collaborating more and more in recent years. Co-location takes our connection to the next level. By co-locating, we hope to serve more youth and adults, create a vibrant hub for community dialogue and interaction, and build on new and existing relationships in the community.
  • ·We want to make the most of the community’s generosity. It is just a better use of time and money to build one great shared kitchen, for example, rather than two mediocre kitchens.
What does co-location mean?
Co-location means that Oasis and Rainbow Center will be physically connected in a building we have chosen together through a community process. Oasis will have its distinct space and entrance and Rainbow Center will have its distinct space and entrance. We will also have shared space, including a kitchen, meeting area, and more. Shared spaces will be scheduled according to the needs of Oasis and Rainbow Center. Co-location means that we can share resources and make the best use of the community’s contributions.
How do I know my donation will make a difference?
All donors will receive a story and a photo about the progress of the construction. Stories may also highlight the life of someone positively changed through your donation!
Who will be handling my donation?
The Pierce County AIDS Foundation is a Tacoma, Washington based 501(c)(3) nonprofit. They will handle the management and distribution of your donation.

 

Thanks to...

Dec 17 Expedia Matching gave $50 for a share of ORC construction costs
Aug 12 Macrae Foundation gave $400 for a share of ORC construction costs
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May 17 Eric made a $100 contribution
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May 15 Ross gave $10 for a share of ORC construction costs
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Elliott made a $100 contribution
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May 10 Matthew made a $35 contribution
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Creating community by co-locating

Oasis and the Rainbow Center are beginning implementation of a shared facility model. Our vision is to create a hub for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (LGBTQA) community in Tacoma, WA that will advance our missions and create greater opportunities for volunteerism and community change throughout the South Sound. The O.R.C (combined for Oasis and Rainbow Center) and our members and visitors will be visible, vibrant contributors to the community. We will model excellent stewardship, and create greater opportunities for volunteerism and community change. Co-location will help us serve more individuals, grow our missions, and create community like never before!

Starting in June, Oasis and the Rainbow Center will be physically connected in a building we have chosen together through a community process. Oasis will have its distinct space and entrance and the Rainbow Center will have its distinct space and entrance. We will also have shared space, including a kitchen, meeting area, and more. Shared spaces will be scheduled according to the needs of Oasis and the Rainbow Center. Co-location means that we can share resources and make the best use of the community’s contributions and investment.

We need your help to add the finishing touches to this facility — give today and make this hub a reality!

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Laurie & Laura
$3,900 6 donors
Benjii
$1,800 15 donors
Kim & Marcie
$1,625 9 donors
John
$1,285 18 donors
Ross Hiranaga
$1,055 19 donors
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Jessica Gavre
$770 9 donors
Sharon
$570 3 donors
Bernadette
$560 10 donors
Holly
$460 5 donors
Jeff
$420 7 donors
Seth Kirby
$370 8 donors
Lisa
$355 8 donors
Kirsten
$350 2 donors
Laura
$320 6 donors
Heather
$300 2 donors
Chris Wukasch
$270 2 donors
Jane
$245 7 donors
Miki
$230 4 donors
Diane
$185 4 donors
Henry Waymack
$145 3 donors
Cathy
$110 2 donors
Pacific Grill
$50 2 donors
Keryn
$50 3 donors
Alaka
$50 1 donor
Sam
$45 2 donors
Derrek
$45 2 donors
Hannah
$40 1 donor
Miriam
$25 1 donor
Marcus
$10 1 donor

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Oasis and the Rainbow Center

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Oasis, a program of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, enhances and sustains the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth by saving individual lives, building community, and developing young leaders who can change the world.  Oasis is a youth-adult partnership in which young people and adults come together for shared teaching, learning and action.

The Rainbow Center is a safe, accessible and welcoming community space for meetings, activities and events that strengthen the lives of people in our community. We support Greater Pierce County by providing a centralized source of information and referral for and about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. We provide visibility to the history, culture and diversity of our communities.