In celebration of the Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center's 20th Birthday, our annual Fall Fundraiser has gone ONLINE! Featuring goods and services from local businesses and artisans in the Southern Illinois area, we hope to recreate the silent auction featured at our yearly Gala in this virtual format for our supporters.
As our biggest fundraiser of the year, our silent auction helps us to continue our crucial services for LGBTQ youth and adults. Having served as an LGBTQ youth drop in center from 2000-2018, the Rainbow Cafe began expanding services over the past few years to include additional programming for the transgender and adult communities. We are very excited about this potential growth and development for the southern region of our state, and our potential for increasing services, advocacy and representation for the LGBTQ community. This year we celebrate the Rainbow Café’s 20th anniversary.
Our youth services remain a priority, and we need help from the community more than ever. Serving youth across Southern Illinois from Mt. Vernon to Anna and as far as Chester, IL, our numbers have grown and so has our space. As we grow into a full service LGBTQ center, this also means an increase in our expenses. In light of the current pandemic, funding has been a big challenge, and now more than ever before, we need your help.
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Carrie Sinclair VineOrganizer of Rainbow Cafe 20th Anniversary Gala Auction