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Out to Eat 2014 + Ways to Support      
Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported our major event of the year, Out to Eat! Over 250 people joined us at the Computer History Museum on Friday, October 10, 2014 to celebrate the work of Outlet. 

We are proud to report that we raised over $86,000 which enables Outlet to continue providing support, education, leadership development and advocacy for LGBTQQ youth on the Peninsula. 

And, last but not least, thank you to the many individuals and companies who donated items for our Live and Silent Auctions.

Out to Eat Photos
Special thanks to Mario Elias Photography for donating his services to Outlet and capturing these great shots of Out to Eat!
Thank you to Daniel Avila Photography for donating his services to Outlet and serving as our "photo booth" photographer.
Help Us Meet Our Goal

While we're ecstatic about how much we raised, we know we can reach our goal of $100,000 with your help! For those who weren't able to join us, we hope you'll consider helping us close the gap in any of the following ways:
Several exciting auction items remain! Browse through the great items that are left. If you are interested in purchasing an item at the Opening Bid, please  contact Aarika Riddle.
At Out to Eat, a member of ACS' Board of Directors offered a generous match for donations at the $1,000 and $500 level. We are only $3,000 away from reaching the full match. Can you help us meet it? 
During ACS' Giving Week (November 2-8, 2014), all new or increased gifts, up to $65,600, will be matched 2:1 by a Sobrato Family Foundation Challenge Grant. Double your impact with a gift to Outlet today!
Stories of Impact: Meet Jen

Jen* began attending Outlet's Monday Night Group last year. Jen was used to being referred to as a boy because from a very early age, that is what she was told she was. However, the more she strayed from stereotypical boy behavior, the harsher the messaging became that "she was a boy." Jen began to refer to her identity as gender-non-conforming, but was hesitant to say she was transgender. 


After months of working with Outlet and through the power of sharing space with peers who had similar life experiences, Jen has made huge strides in developing her ability to advocate for her herself. Jen was able to empathize with other Outlet youth, often taking on the role of advocate and advice giver. She has come to realize how to apply that same loving wisdom to herself. After the support and confidence she gained from her experience with Outlet, Jen is beginning to advocate for herself within her family and surroundings and has started to explore a physical transition. 

*Name is changed to protect identity of client

 Learn how you can maximize your impact and help youth like Jen with a gift during ACS' Giving Week, November 2-8, 2014.
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