Hosting third party events are a great opportunity for those who want to come together in support of the essential services of LGBT Youth Line.
Community support allows us to continue being there for 2SLGBTQ+ youth – the 5,000 who access our anonymous peer support services every year, and the many more who attend our community events and programs, who benefit from our outreach and education in schools and workplaces, and who take part in our leadership cultivation opportunities. In the context of the COVID pandemic – which has further isolated and marginalized many of those we serve – we recognize just how important it is for youth, across the province, to count on our reliable presence.
Every donated dollar goes directly into our training and mentoring programs, and towards the operational needs of our service delivery. Proceeds from Show Your Love third party events and initiatives account for 25% of our annual fundraising needs. That makes you pretty important!
Whether you identify as a 2SLGBTQ youth or consider yourself an ally, and whether you are representing an organization or just yourself – if you believe in supporting 2SLGBTQ+ young people survive, thrive, and make our world a better place, then we hope you’ll Show Your Love by organizing a third party event in support of LGBT Youth Line.
BUT – how do I organize a third party event during this pandemic, when most ‘events’ are on hold? There are many ways! You can :
The possibilities are endless, and the world (at least the online one) is your oyster!
Hop over to our FAQ section for more event ideas and answers to many other questions you may have.
And remember – we’re here for you! Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more guidance on getting your event off the ground, and making it a success.
You can also click here for other ways to support LGBT Youth Line.
Thank you for your continued support for LGBT Youth Line!
Here’s what some of our Show Your Love partners have shared about their experience:
“Youth Line has been absolutely wonderful to work with. We appreciate everything they do for youth, and are so excited to be able to contribute to their mission.”
– Unity for Action, Ottawa, ON
“Since Leeloodles has started it has been a vital point to always give back. Leeloominai, the artist behind Leeloodles, believes that it is important to use your voice, your platform as a person, to always help, in her case her artistry. When Pride was approaching in spring 2017, Leeloo knew exactly what she wanted, which was to contribute to the LGBT community, help out fellow youth and work with a local organization. Fast-forward to Pride month and Leeloodles set their hearts on LGBT Youth Line. With great success, we managed to sell a specially made Pride tee with profits going directly to LGBT Youth Line. The Pride tee were meant to only be sold for one month, it has now remained to be a Leeloodles staple. We look forward to continuing to support and grow with everyone at the LGBT Youth Line.”
– Team Leeloodles, Toronto, ON