The Welcoming Committee is launching a year-long initiative to raise funds and generate volunteer hours for nonprofits. We’re hosting LGBTQ-centric events that will span nightlife, culture, and a day of service. The goal of each event is to raise awareness and generate impact for organizations that support and encourage communities—fun for a cause.

We’re kicking things off on February 6 with our signature nightlife event, the First Friday Takeover. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Lost N Found, a local nonprofit dedicated to taking homeless LGBT youth off the street. Are you bursting with excitement for this philanthropic Friday night? If you haven’t already, sign up as a member for more details on where we’re headed.


About Lost n' Found:
Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths up to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.

They operate a 24/7 hotline at 678-856-7825, a Youth Center, a 6-bed 90 day housing facility, and 3-6 month host home program.

Lost-n-Found Youth is Atlanta’s only nonprofit agency actively working to take homeless LGBTQ youth off the street.

If you can't make it to the event but are interested in donating, just head here.


What Else Is Coming Up?
Glad you asked. During the summer of 2015, we’ll be gathering the gays to pull off a major service takeover. Imagine hundreds of LGBTQ hands joining forces for their community on the same day. Whether it’s volunteering at a local shelter, preparing meals at a local food bank, or cleaning up the city—TWC Atlanta will be pitching in, big time! Want to make sure you hear about it first? Just sign up here so we can send you all of the details. 

In the winter months we'll be cutting the chill by throwing a cultural event for our members, with proceeds going to a nonprofit in need. Art, culture, philanthropy, and gays. #winning

The Beneficiaries
So, this is kind of exciting. TWC is teaming up with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Who are the Sisters, you ask? Combine drag, performance art, and charity. Rinse and repeat. If you haven’t already met/loved/hugged the Sisters, you should. They’re major supporters of all kinds of LGBTQ-friendly nonprofits. That’s why we’ve asked them to help us select the organizations benefiting from our service work and fundraising efforts.

How to Help
Are you a community, social, or employee resource group that’s interested in getting involved? Give Ashley a shout: ashley@thewelcomingcommittee.com. She’d love to chat with you about partnering with the Sisters and TWC!