This week, Appleton Creative had the opportunity to help coordinate a fundraising event for the Zebra Coalition, a non-profit organization aimed at helping LGBTQ youth in need. The Coalition is comprised of many local organizations that assess and support youth in need of shelter, emotional or spiritual guidance, medical services, or education—regardless of their personal, economic or social circumstances. Appleton’s Creative Director Diana LaRue sits on the board of the Coalition and is actively involved in all aspects of the organization’s humanitarian efforts.
Recently, the Coalition acquired an official home in downtown Orlando, known as Zebra House. Coalition staff will operate from the multi-purpose facility, which will be used to temporarily accommodate homeless youth overnight while their needs are being assessed. The house will also be used as a meeting space for local organizations, such as Orlando Youth Alliance and the Center for Drug-Free Living. To learn more about Zebra Coalition, visit http://www.zebrayouth.org.
Zebra House will be fully operational in a few short months, but it was missing one last piece of the puzzle—furniture! Zebra Coalition held a special fundraiser this week, specifically designed to generate donations to furnish the organization’s new home. With help from the marketing services of Appleton Creative, the event was a huge success and raised enough to supply beds, office furniture, and the many other items needed to make the Coalition both operational and an inviting space for youth in need of comfort. We look forward to the next event with Zebra Coalition, and are happy to support their noble cause.Tags: appleton creative, Center for Drug-Free Living, Orlando Youth Alliance, Zebra, Zebra Coalition, Zebra House