I have been a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community for many years now, I have attended and walked in many pride parades, I love and receive love from all my friends and family involved in the community, I have employed members of the LGBT community and even started a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) back when I was Student Council President.
Love is everything to me. Love is Magic! Love is Power! Love is for ALL.
LA PRIDE 2019 is this Sunday and as I was planning my outfit with my friends I stop and realized that Crystal Bar has the power to make a bigger difference here. We have the ability to connect and support the community in a way that can make a big difference.
For all those that have followed Crystal Bar Soap over the last year know that is hasn't been easy but I know I am still beyond blessed for the opportunities I have had and the love and support I have received over the last few years. Your love got me through some of the hardest challenges in my life and now it's time to send that love along to a community that runs so deeply in my heart.
Today I am proud to Introduce Crystal Bar Soaps first Charity Collection with proceeds going to the Los Angeles LGBT Centre.
WHY WE PICKED THIS CENTER - As a Global Brand selling not only across the USA but the world I really debated on what charity I would pick. I knew I wanted to work with a charity that educated, supported teens + adults and offered all kinds of services for members inside and out of the LGBTQ+ Community.
Despite selling soaps mostly online I strongly believe in shopping local and being locally involved in the community. I wanted to make a difference to the place I now call my home, Los Angeles. I discovered the Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Center through small exchanges while living here. I have seen their event posters at my local coffee shop, walked past the head quarters dropping of soaps at local stores, and seen there ads while working out my gym.
What I love is not only do they offer health services, but they are deeply rooted in the community they are providing for my sponsoring art events, wellness get togethers, and they work to connect members of the community together.
As a human and as a business I want to connect with the LA community and work and support organizations such as this. I cannot wait to walk into the centre and make our first charity donation as a team!
ABOUT LA LGBT CENTER - Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond.
Today the Center's nearly 700 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.
Despite our size, scope, and determination to meet the growing demand for our services, we remain a lean, fiscally disciplined organization, earning a four-star Charity Navigator rating for six consecutive years.
We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world, a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society
Private gifts are essential to the Center’s ability to respond to the people who turn to us for life-sustaining and life-saving services. While government is the largest single source of funding, it never pays for the entire cost of a program and some important programs have no government funding at all. Private dollars also help to support the Center’s extremely efficient infrastructure.
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This weekend we are celebrating LA PRIDE 2019 but all month long you can help us raise money for this amazing cause by shopping our charity collection or making a direct donation through our site or the LA LGBTQ Center website.