Housing Future Rainbows Fundraiser

Housing Future Rainbows Fundraiser

The Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife’s Housing Future Rainbows fundraiser aims at raising funds for the organization to purchase a building or house in Yellowknife.

Debuting in 2021 on our 10-year anniversary, we’re asking our supporters across the Northwest Territories to help us meet our goal of $75,000 and secure another 10 years of support to 2SLGBTQIPA+ youth, their families and allies.

Why do we need to move?

In the past four years, the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife has moved from a 300 sq.ft. office space to a 600 sq.ft. office space. This space also houses the Rainbow Youth Centre, a youth centre offering free, accessible programming to youth six days a week.

Since we moved to our newest office in 2019, we have vastly outgrown our youth centre space, and have brought on more staff than we have desks or spaces for them to work.

We have also secured funding that will help us grow our work, so that we can be present in the 32 communities outside of Yellowknife, like never before. This includes an online platform, traveling to communities, and supporting Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) clubs in schools.

How can you support us?

There are many fundraising events happening throughout the summer and into the fall of 2021. We currently have two major fundraisers happening right now:

Silent Auction – August 2nd to 6th

50/50 Raffle – Ongoing until September 15th