Your grocery shopping might be one of the less glamorous gay things to do in Atlanta this weekend, but onto the Gay Agenda it must go. Well, some of your favorite local LGBT organizations just upped the ante on your motivation to get it done.
Making an event out of groceries can now go beyond getting gas points or naming your store as if it were a Spice Girl – Disco Kroger, Ghetto Kroger, Posh Kroger, etc. As of this week, Lost N Found Youth is the latest gay charity to become eligible for rewards based on your shopping. It's like a fabulous fundraiser, only more come-as-you-are than that last cocktail mixer you attended.
The organization for Atlanta’s LGBT homeless teens joins gay-beloved AID Atlanta, CHRIS Kids, Eastside Pride, Project Open Hand and some 2,500 other non-profits that can potentially get big bucks just by designating them as your beneficiary, according to an announcement LNF founder Rick Westbrook (photo, second from right) made on Tuesday morning.
“If you're a Kroger shopper and use a Kroger Plus card it means you can help us earn up to $8,000 every quarter by designating Lost N Found as your charity now. …
“No I don't work for Kroger, but we do try to teach good spending and couponing habits in the LnF House.”
It’s simple. You probably already use a Kroger Plus Card. Link it to an online profile for bonus coupons and extra rewards every time you shop. In your profile info, select Lost N Found Youth to receive funds based on your purchases as part of the store’s Community Rewards Program. You can also select more than one beneficiary – from cancer to congregations and from schools to animal rescues.
That's it! Easy peasy. And LNF appreciates it, Westbrook tells Project Q.
“LNF is very excited about being a part of this community program,” Westbrook says. “Every bit counts, and this program is so easy to do.”
It’s just the latest way that Lost N Found invests itself in your life and in the community to fund its ongoing efforts for gay youth. Put it on the list with the LNF Thrift Store we love (top photo), their gigantic house, and of course their Big Gay Games. HRC Atlanta gives LNF big love too.
Is your group not up for Kroger Community Rewards yet? Go apply, then get out your Kroger plus card and feel a little better about this week’s grocery chores. Pardon our rack hat and slippers, and see you in the aisles, girl!