[NEWS] Project HOME fundraiser seeks support for LGBT youth residence | Project HOME

[NEWS] Project HOME fundraiser seeks support for LGBT youth residence

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News

Project HOME will host a fundraiser for the last piece of private funding to build the Gloria Casarez Residence, one of the commonwealth’s only low-income, LGBTQ-friendly residences for at-risk young adults.

The nonprofit is looking to raise $100,000 at its “Raise the Roof” fundraiser Nov. 14 at the residence site. Scarlett McCahill, special projects coordinator at Project HOME, said a portion of every residence built by the organization is funded privately.

“We’re nearing the finish line and this event will help galvanize support from the entire community,” she said.

Project HOME has raised more than $10 million from state grants and city funding for this project. The organization is in need of $3.1 million in private funding to complete the residence. So far, $2.5 million in private donations have been raised.

McCahill added that aside from the fundraiser, Project HOME is looking for sponsorships — starting at $500 — from community members and various companies to close the gap.