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Dear Community Member,
In light of the current political climate, the Grand Rapids Pride Center would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our support for the community, and remind the public that we are working tirelessly, day in and day out, to ensure that our mission of empowering our LGBTQ community through supportive services and awareness, continues on.
So far in 2016, we have served over 1,500 members and allies of the LGBTQ community, through our social and support groups, educational training, and one-on-one consultations. In the past few weeks, we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of people requesting our services. We are proud to offer support in various formats, but doing so does increase our expenses.
The Grand Rapids Pride Center receives a handful of grants each year, offering financial assistance to develop programs. However, it's the donations we receive from our valued community that allow us to keep the doors open and provide these support resources to the public.
We anticipate the need for our services to continue to increase, and we're asking the residents of Grand Rapids to help. With this in mind, we are asking our community - both LGBTQ and allies - to help fund the increase we expect. Every dollar makes a difference, and we will make the most of it.
We look forward to continued partnership in making a difference for the LGBTQ and ally communities in 2017. . . everywhere from Grand Rapids to Petoskey!