According to Resource Center CEO Cece Cox,
“Now more than ever, fighting for equal rights and supporting LGBTQIA+ people is vital. Here at Resource Center, we rely on the generosity of our donors and the contributions they make during NTx Giving Day. In fact, this annual fundraiser was a record-breaking event for us in 2021, with nearly $70,000—a 66% increase over 2020—raised from 270 supporters.
“These funds help support Resource Center’s LGBTQIA+ affirming health, community, education and advocacy programs, which serve over 60,000 North Texans annually. Thanks to these donations, in 2021 we were able to provide 54,055 STI tests and treatments, including 24,075 HIV tests; 16,070 nutritious hot meals for 1,048 clients; and social support to over 600 people through GenderBrave, Youth First and MPowerment.
“Resource Center has a simple, but profound mission: to pursue societal equity by proudly offering LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, plus) affirming resources designed to improve health and wellness and strengthen families and communities while providing transformative education and advocacy.
“While fighting for the fundamental rights of all LGBTQIA+ people, we also work every day to improve individual lives. Here are just three of the people we’ve helped this year, thanks in part to NTx Giving Day.
“Same-Day HIV/AIDS Testing and Treatment: Micha’s Story
“Micha, a 32-year-old gay man, had never been tested for HIV/AIDS. By the time he walked into Resource Center, he was seriously ill. Fortunately for Micha, he was referred to LGBTQ Health, the Center’s primary care practice, where he had an appointment—and started treatment—the very same day. Read his story.
“LGBTQIA+ Kids Are Counting on You: Kam and Taye’s Story
“As teenagers who identify outside of gender norms, Kameron and Taye struggled to find friends and fit in. Eventually, they both discovered and joined Youth First—where serendipity brought them together. Read the story of these best friends.
Our thanks to everyone who donated to Resource Center on NTx Giving Day 2021 and Communities Foundation of Texas, whose work helps build a better community for us all.”
* Graphic/photo provided by Resource Center
Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day helps build awareness and support for nonprofits like nothing else. In 2021, $66 million was raised through 103,000 donors benefiting over 3,300 local nonprofits, bringing the 13-year total to over $441 million for our community. NTx Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation.