Perceptions+To+Host+New+Facility+Open+House%2fFundraiser


Perceptions Saginaw Valley, a community organization that provides educational programs, support, networking opportunities, and services for the well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their community, will hold a special open house and fundraiser for its new facility on Saturday, January 21st at The Alderton Bulding, 301 Cass Street, in Old Town Saginaw. This free event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

“We are very grateful to local supporters, Bill Giorgis and Russ Inman, owners of The Alderton Building, who donated the use of meeting and storage space for Perceptions,” says Tim Atkinson, Chair of the non-profit organization.

“After several years of hosting meetings, support groups, and events at a variety of locations, we now have a location to call home,” says Leo Romo, a community activist and advisor to the Perceptions Board.

Perceptions’ open house is also a fundraiser to encourage donations to the facility fund which supports the purchase of furnishings, equipment, and supplies for Perceptions new facility. In lieu of a financial donation, donors can also choose to gift an item from a “wish list” which Perceptions features on their website (www.PerceptionsSV.org/donate) and in their donor materials.

In 2012, Perceptions will mark the 10th Anniversary of its founding. Perceptions offers social activities, support groups, educational programs, advocacy, and an annual student scholarship. The charitable organization also holds fundraisers for other local non-profit organizations and engages in volunteer activities such as the Adopt-A-Highway program, an annual Thanksgiving food drive, and sponsorship/ participation in AIDS Walk Great Lakes Bay Region.

For information on the open house, please contact Thomas@perceptionsSV.org, or call 989 891-1429.

© Thomas Brubaker, 2012