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April 6, 2013

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July 1, 2012

When I first came into contact with the Rainbow Center it was a small one room space in a United Way building. Today and several years later its is a free standing operation that is supported by its c... more

April 6, 2013

I am not just a current Board Member, I am also a Donor. After the surprise from the Advocate stating Tacoma Washington was the nations #1 Gayest city many were shocked. However this only confirms what many already know. Tacoma is a GREAT place to be right now. Tacoma is lucky enough to have a long continuous running Gay Community Center and this year it is full speed ahead as they along with OASIS Youth Center take the next step in Growth, Longevity and Community Building and move into a new shared space. Although I live in South Hill, SE of Tacoma it is the nearest place to gay life in regards to venues and events. The Rainbow Center has been in the mix for along time now doing many great things to help those who need assistance or those looking to have fun or meeting other people. It has provided myself and family the opportunity to do our small part in community outreach and support for those in need. As time goes on maybe one day there will be a 'center' in my part of the woods, until then I know I always have the Tacoma Rainbow Center and am proud to serve the community by being on its Board and as a ACTIVE Donor.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 1, 2012

When I first came into contact with the Rainbow Center it was a small one room space in a United Way building. Today and several years later its is a free standing operation that is supported by its community and provides many much needed services in today's economic depression as well as many social opportunities. Serving as a Board Member today inspires me when I hear stories of how the center and we as a community work together to make peoples lives better and easier and even possible saving a life.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 23, 2009

It is astonishing and GREAT to see such a city as Tacoma can attain and support one of the best Gay Community Centers in the Pugest Sound area! I am proud to be a citizen of Pierce County and know that there is a place to go to meet new people, have fun, find support and all while being Out And Proud! Bigger cities may call us (Tacoma)names and throw stones, but at least we have a Gay Community Center!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many efforts over the years since moving to Puyallup, Pierce County Washington in 1992. It is a great achievement of our community to have attained and continue to sustain such a vibrent Community Center.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

As my resources allowed get the word out to as much of Tacoma and Pierce County as possible, to let people know it is here for them.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting new people and working on various projects while a Board Member helping it on its path of growth.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The current ED (Aimee)and Manager (Andre)are great people, pull of energy and ideas and really passionate about what they do for our community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy its own space and not have to worry about rent and the whims of landlords. Probably be able to offer more needed services to the community or colaborate even further with other community groups/organizations to make life better.

Ways to make it better...

More of the community in other parts of Pierce County coming together to support the center and making it bigger, better, and long living.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Enough community members as individuals or those in business stepping up to make sure the center continues for generations to come.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Everyone needs to step up and do as much as you can as often as you can to support the community as a whole and make sure we never lose our GREAT COMMUNITY CENTER!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 22, 2009

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June 22, 2009

Rainbow Center has been the sole leader in a small town in uniting the community to provide services and support for the gay, lesbian and allied community. Thank you RC for being the oldest center surviving the ups and down of the past decades. Today services are provided for youths, seniors and homeless, mostly funded from within its own community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Pride Foundation.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people involved really care and work endlessly to reach out to bring the community together.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the type that listen well, reach out and bring people together. They put their egos aside to hear constructive ideas and generally are nice folks.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a 'green building' for a regional community center that provides programing to the Pierce County and South Sound GLBT. It provides safe housing for youth, seniors and transexuals. Retail on main level would help support operating expenses.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 2, 2009

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June 2, 2009

Awesome staff. Wonderful source of referrals for community and professional services. I have used the library, gone to movie and karaoke nights and have been able to connect with my community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

person and in the print and electronic newsletters.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give everyone a raise and hire some of the volunteers.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people who hang out there. I feel like I'm with family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

are very nice and always willing to help.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have it's own facility and could have multiple things going on all at once.

Ways to make it better...

they were open later in the evening. They do have meetings at night but i didn't want to just walk in.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy. If they had more money, they'd do more great things for more sectors of our community.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love having some place to go that isn't just a place to hook up.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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