SHARING STORIES CHANGES LIVES !
0 29 septembre 2022
GRIS-Montreal launches its annual fundraising campaign on the theme "Sharing stories, changing lives". Despite the pandemic that continued over the past year, the growing demands of the communities where GRIS intervenes have demonstrated how essential its services are. To continue to carry out its mission to demystify the realities of LGBT+ people, the organization has a goal of $350,000 for its 2022-2023 campaign.
"Teachers often tell us that our workshops positively change the lives of all the young people in the classroom, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity," explains Catherine Duclos, president of GRIS-Montreal. The captivating testimonies of the volunteers provide answers to questions asked by students of all ages, but also in the diverse environments where GRIS is invited. "Very touching life stories filled with humanity. The workshop helped overcome a big taboo in my class. Well done !" says Laurence Lamontagne, a high school teacher. Me Bernard Amyot, who received a visit from GRIS in his office, agrees. "It fills me with hope for the future and makes me think that this workshop answered a need that should never be underestimated," he says.
"The fact that teachers are writing to tell us that they are counting on us to open their students minds and educate them is a great motivation for me to carry on as fundraising president," says Claude Marchand, president of LCI Education (LaSalle College Group). With less than a quarter of the budget coming from government resources, this $350,000 fundraiser is essential for the organization. "It's an ambitious goal, but I'm confident we'll reach it if everyone who can afford it makes a donation, big or small," he says.
To support the project: gris.ca/donate