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Ended May 15, 2014
For my 21st birthday on May 5th, I want to celebrate and support the life-changing grassroots work done by Casa Ruby here in DC.  Why Casa Ruby? A bilinguial multicultural LGBT organization, Casa Ruby is "La Casa de Tod@s". It is ...

For my 21st birthday on May 5th, I want to celebrate and support the life-changing grassroots work done by Casa Ruby here in DC. 

Why Casa Ruby? A bilinguial multicultural LGBT organization, Casa Ruby is "La Casa de Tod@s". It is everybody's home. Volunteering at Casa Ruby has fundamentally changed the way I understand community and the potential we have as individuals to stand against injustice and in support of one another. When you enter the space, you feel valued. You can be yourself without fear of shame or violence. Casa Ruby supports the most vulnerable members of our community, providing hot meals and clothing, job training and health services, support groups, housing referrals, and much-needed emotional support.

Why now? I have had the pleasuring of getting to know the fabulous Ruby and am consistently inspired by her passion and dedication, the long hours put in by her staff and volunteers, transforming D.C. and fighting for all people to live safely and authentically. But the truth is that Casa Ruby is a small organization and has very little funding. The $500 we raise will go directly toward their expenses so that Casa Ruby can continue to support and empower our community. 

What can you do? Contribute any amount that you can! Every dollar is appreciated. Learn more about Casa Ruby by visiting their website (http://casaruby.org/index.html) or volunteering yourself. As Dr. Cornel West says, "Justice is what love looks like in public." Casa Ruby serves up a lot of both love and justice, so let's support their work and raise $500 this month! 

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