In one day, Giving Tuesday raises millions of dollars across the country for thousands of worthy non-profits that do great work.
In the spirit of the day, let’s not forget our local organizations that often work on a shoestring budget to provide a myriad of invaluable services to the Coastal Virginia LGBTQ community.
Here is our list of some of those organizations we support and believe in–not just for one day a year, but year round. All are non-profits, and all donations are tax-deductible.
A Hope for Tomorrow
A Hope for Tomorrow is a provider of HIV/AIDS initiatives (Free HIV Testing, HIV/AIDS Education) in Norfolk with the goal of providing non-medical and medical case management to primarily minority communities.
The H.E.R. Shelter
Help and Emergency Response, Inc. provides leadership, advocacy, and resources to survivors and communities affected by Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Human Trafficking with two emergency shelters on the Southside.
Hope House Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, provides services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes or apartments. They are the only organization in Virginia to do so exclusively.
PFLAG Hampton Roads
Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.
LGBT Life Center
LGBT Life Center is a trusted leader that empowers the LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy.
Minority AIDS Support Services, Inc. (MASS)
MASS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit AIDS Service Organization in Newport News. They provides Pre-Release Case Management Services funded by the Ryan White Program to eligible inmates living with HIV/AIDS in penal institutions located within the Norfolk Transitional Grant Area (TGA).
Out N Fit
Out-N-Fit is a 501(c)(3) that provides the LGBT+ community an environment where individuals of all levels of athletic ability feel comfortable, appreciated and motivated to achieve, if not surpass, their personal fitness goals and pursue an active lifestyle.
The mission of Samaritan House is to foster personal safety, growth and self-sufficiency in adults and their children through the freedom from sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness. They have a strong focus on LGBTQ adults and youth as well.
Seton Youth Shelters
Seton Youth Shelters shall provide a safe haven, counseling and outreach services, 24 hours per day without charge, to assist youth in crisis throughout Hampton Roads, with the goal of reuniting families from all walks of life.
Stonewall Sports Norfolk
Stonewall Sports Norfolk is an LGBTQ+ and ally not-for-profit sports league that strives to develop a well-connected and diverse community through organized competition and social or fundraising events. Their primary beneficiaries are For Kids and TAPVA.
Teens with a Purpose
Teens With a Purpose (TWP) is a peer-led, 501(C)(3) non-profit organization serving schools, churches and communities in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and across the Hampton Roads Region. TWP tackles issues teens face in today’s world such as prevention and education of HIV/STDs; distracted teen driving; dating abuse and violence; and many other challenges.
Transgender Assistance Project of Virginia
TAPVA’s Emergency Assistance Program is board-led and comprised of a network of compassionate volunteers who are carefully selected and trained to help homeless transgender adults from all walks of life who suddenly find themselves without a home. TAPVA provides educational training to organizations and agencies who want to become more inclusive and knowledgeable around the issues facing the transgender community in Virginia.