Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Screen shot of the websiteCFC fund raising is in full force! If you’re undecided or considering which charities to give to, here’s a handy tool to search the thousands of organizations available.

https://cfctoday.org/who-is-in-the-campaign

Take advantage of the “More Search Options” button and filter your search terms to narrow down these charities to find the ones you’re looking for. I found by typing LGBT and narrowing it down to search only descriptions, I could get a pretty comprehensive list of both local and national organizations dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans causes. The term “Gay” can also show those organizations that didn’t include the acronym in their writeup. Now, more than ever, is a good time to support the groups who support us.

Movember is here!

Read the press releaseStop Men Dying Too Young And Join The Movement For Men’s Health With The Movember Foundation.

Every Movember, we challenge men to grow a mustache or for both men and women to get active and move, and/or host an event, all of which spark conversations and raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health.
Men and women can sign up at Movember.com to:

  • Grow or support the growth of a moustache
  • Move and be physically active for men’s health
  • Host an event
  • Donate

Funds raised go towards supporting innovative world-class men’s health programs supporting our key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. To date, the Movember Foundation has helped fund more than 1,200 men’s health projects.
Prostate and Testicular Cancer:

  • We invest in research and health services that contribute to less men dying from prostate and testicular cancer and to improve the quality of life for those that live with the disease, both physically and mentally.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention:

  • Mental health is an integral part of health. We invest in programs that help men and boys stay mentally healthy. In the US, we invest in health services that will focus on community-level prevention programs to improve mental health.

For more information, visit Movember Foundation USA

Connect4Life: Donate Your Used Technology to Homeless LGBT Youth

Photo of a girl using a smart phoneAs the new year begins, we are looking to give more homeless LGBT youth an opportunity to be connected using technology. Early results in D.C. have proven a simple but important fact though – Technology in the hands of these LGBT youth is vital and clearly helps them to be successful as they navigate their day-to-day lives. Whether they use a phone to stay in touch with family and friends, call about employment, medical care or even to search for answers to unknown questions – it matters and is a simple piece of life changing technology for each of those young people. Full Article

What can you do to help? I’m glad you asked!
Donate your old technology! Desktops, Laptops, Cell Phones (Flip or Smart), Servers, Hard Drives — If it computes 1s and 0s, we can probably refurbish, reuse or recycle that device! The best part – YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE! 
Learn more about Connect4Life here.