Our members and partners have many opportunities to support LGBT acceptance, inclusion and equality. We are developing a list of opportunities such as these:
LGBT Refugees in Chicago
Chicago LGBT Asylum Support Program (CLASP) is an outgrowth of a nationwide group called LGBT Faith & Asylum Network (LGBT-FAN) which is dedicated to helping people who are seeking safety in the U.S. because of persecution based on sexual orientation or gender identity in their home countries. CLASP organizers hope to set an example in Chicago and be a model for other cities wanting to help this community.
CLASP is asking for help:
- Identifying apartments or rooms in homes that can be used for a minimum of 6 months.
- Providing volunteer jobs while asylum seekers wait to receive asylum.
- Making tax-deductible gifts of money, food and clothing for asylum seekers who may have fled with nothing.
The offering taken at the Coalition's 2014 Ecumenical Pride Service went to CLASP.
Donations can be made in care of Broadway United Methodist Church.
The Tutoring Center at Chicago Temple
Volunteer with tutoring fourth graders at the Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington, Wednesdays from 5-6:15pm. All volunteers are screened. The application and detailed information is available at www.chicagotemple.org or contact Dr. Magrini at firstname.lastname@example.org.