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Hello! We are raising money to fund a new community center for the LGBTQ+ population of Montgomery.  Montgomery Pride United and Free2Be have partnered together to open up the Bayard Rustin Community Center, which provides services such as counseling services, support groups, social hangouts, and emergency transitional housing funds to the Montgomery community.

We opened up the center just a year ago, and it has already been too small: even our regular meetings are so crowded some people have to sit on the floor! Right now, we are looking to rent or buy a place in Montgomery that will help us acheive our goals of:

-Providing shower/privacy rooms (and eventually short term housing) for people who are homeless in the river region

-Opening up a full time thrift store where 100 percent of the proceeds will go to our programming and where those who need to can shop for clothes free of charge

-Opening up a small food bank/meal program to help folks get solid, hot meals

-Expanding on our programs and holding bigger and larger community events (such as proms, fundraisers, workshops, and more)

-Having a larger and more functional meeting space so that we can invite even more people to our biweekly meetings

-Providing a great community space where all feel comfortable, safe, welcome, and included!

Montgomery Pride United is a small group comprised of volunteers who work to support the Bayard Rustin Community Center and put on our annual Pride festival (this year will be our third.) Please consider donating and help us make a great home for our LBGTQ+ community!

Montgomery Pride United's Website


*Note: funds raised will be deposited by Meta Ellis, the director of the Center and of Montgomery Pride United (and listed as a beneficiary in this campaign), into Montgomery Pride United's bank account.  Thanks!
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We are SO HAPPY to report that we have officially REACHED OUR GOAL! Thanks to your generosity, we now have enough money to put in a reasonable down payment on a new center!

NOTE: We will leave up the campaign until the end of the year. Although we have made our goal, GoFundMe takes a portion of what we have raised, so we won't get the full amount. Any extra we make will go right back in the community, either to add to our down payment for a place or to help us replenish our emergency housing fund, which is getting very low due to the cold weather and the need in Montgomery.

THANK YOU for all that you do to support us and your community: We will take time to celebrate this remarkable achievement in the new year! Happy holidays and we hope you have a GREAT 2018!

Please continue to donate and share!
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Hey all! Wanted to update you on our newest project: our free little pantry! This pantry was built by President Rose Falvey out of reclaimed materials and is there to provide basic food and household items for people in the community who need it. This will be an easy, more private way for community members to get essential items for themselves and their families. Please consider donating to help us find a new home so we can continue rolling out new programs that will help bring the Montgomery community together.

Thanks to all who donated and shared: please continue to do so! We couldn’t do this without you!
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Hey everyone! Thank you SO MUCH for everyone who donated, liked, and shared this campaign! We are over halfway towards our goal now.

Here is a picture of us in our current center this week during our regular meeting. It shows just how much we have outgrown our current space! (during the weeks leading up to Pride, we often have many more people who come to our meetings too).

Please continue to share the campaign and tell your friends about it! Your support means SO much.
Current meeting space capacity!
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$10,445 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 13 months
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Created September 18, 2017
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