How to do gay good on Georgia Gives Day

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We know. You’re a giver. You give and give. But there’s always room for a little more fundraising for worthy LGBT causes. This time it’s from the comfort of your own computer or mobile device, only without requisite gay cocktails unless you make them yourself.

From fun fundraisers to gala benefits, gay Atlanta knows how to give. Now end-of-year philanthropy kicks into high gear, and local LGBT non-profits join the call on Thursday’s Georgia Gives Day.

Georgia Center For Nonprofit’s dedicated day for giving combines the efforts of groups throughout the state into one big event in one convenient place—online. And of course, you can make that giving gay by choosing the cause that’s closest to your heart.

Some of the most recognizable queer participants are Georgia EqualityLost N Found Youth, PFLAG Atlanta, Out On Film, Positive Impact, AID Atlanta, AID Gwinnett,  and the programs of Jerusalem House and CHRIS Kids. Just click on their names to go directly to their fundraising pages.

Naturally, you can donate to any and all of those groups directly and on every day of the year. But Thursday is special. Georgia Equality urged its supportersto take part in an e-blast on Wednesday.

“Georgia Gives Day is … all of us in the state’s nonprofit sector pulling together to ask you to stop and consider your life and your community without nonprofits,” the e-blast asserts. “How much less connected, less vibrant, less interesting and less supported would our communities be without them?”

If you’re feeling philanthropic and want some more ideas on where to place your hard-earned support, do a gay Georgia Gives Day search. Look at the local and statewide LGBT nonprofits and AIDS groups, too. Of course, you can also search by name for your favorite charity on the Georgia Gives Day website, like Georgia Gives on Facebook, and follow @GAgives on Twitter.


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