When Bailey-Boushay House made the call for donations to help serve our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, our donors’ response was stronger than ever: Our community gave nearly $30,000 to support our work.
Donations were especially important at this time because sheltering guests 24/7 and meeting the needs of remote clients significantly increased our costs. We even had several donors give some or all of their COVID-19 government stimulus checks to our organization.
“Someone close to me passed away at Bailey-Boushay House, and it remains in my heart,” one donor says.
Many others support BBH because they’re advocates for LGBTQ issues, or because they lost loved ones during the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
One couple, Dan and Cindy Brettler, went the extra mile in their support: They offered to match any gift to BBH of up to $10,000 when the pandemic started. This had a profound impact on BBH, enabling us to continue to provide vital services and making everyone else’s donations go further during this crisis.
Dan and Cindy feel tremendous gratitude for Bailey-Boushay’s impact on the community. "We are so grateful for Bailey-Boushay’s incredible impact on our community,” says Cindy. “At this historic time of crisis, we think an investment with Bailey-Boushay is a gift of compassion, and we hope others will join us in helping Bailey."