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Empowering Spirits Foundation, Inc.
March 21, 2010

My friend introduced me to Empowering Spirits in San Francisco. He told me it was a different type of gay rights organization that attempted to change the minds of non-gays. I was skeptical but went with him. I have to admit that I was blown away. I showed up and there were roughly 100 Empowering Spirits volunteers. A local church was there as well with about 50 volunteers. We broke off into a bunch of groups and did various neighborhood restoration projects from planting trees, to cleaning up a park and painting an out-building at a school. It was a lot of fun, but it was also really cool to work alongside the church members. They started to ask questions about being gay and most started to open up. It was great to see their mindsets change. What a great concept to dispel stereotypes Empowering Spirits!

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

helping the group plant trees and paint a building.

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

that not only was I bettering society, but I was able to influence the mindset of those against gay rights.

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

all very helpful and kind.

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

truly improve the lives of millions!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I help plant trees and paint a school building.