- By: John O'Neill
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/xoxo-project
Accepting who you are, is difficult enough, without having to explain and come out to family and friends. Some are fortunate to be supported, others not so fortunate!
Family and friends rejecting them for who they, leaving them to fend for themselves, without any support.
Sometimes having to sleep on the streets at very young ages, exposing them to a very cruel reality. It is not a choice, but who we are!
We, the XOXO Foundation, a non-profit organisation would like to change this perception and work towards giving all a fair opportunity to be who they ARE and who they WANT to be.
XOXO Foundation provides assistance to the greater LGBTQ+ community, supporting charitable events, causes and education to communities to be more tolerant and accepting.
This is where we need your help
Please support us in raising funds to attend the 2019 AGM and World Conference from the 17 to 20 October 2019 in Athens Pride, Greece.
The reluctant assistance and lack of resources in South Africa needs to be addressed and highlighted, the XOXO Foundation are in a position to provide this service, given we obtain funding. This is our main goal and intention on attending these very important meetings and events.
More information about the 019 AGM and World Conference.
The event is centered around support for Human Rights for All South African represented in the LGBTQ+ Community and highlight what we as South Africans offer in terms of Tourism.
The purpose of the event is to create awareness and gear up support to assist the LGBTQ+ Community in South Africa. The South African community is in desperate need of positive assistance, financial aid and a Foundation that looks after their needs, not only educate the general public, but also provide assistance to the various individuals going through the “growing pains” of being themselves in a sometimes hostile and aggressive reality.
The breakdown for our 2 Delegates to attend the event are as follows:
Visas & Other Traveling costs: R6000.00
Event Costs: R5000.00
It is sometimes, an impossible task if you cannot relay your message face-to-face and show any benefactor that the intention and efforts are from the heart. Investing in South African Tourism will invest in our common goal of growing our economy and supporting all of our community’s without being biased. Our desperate cry for help is truly an echo of what the, not only South African, LGBTQ+ community needs.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUT EFFORTS AND PLIGHT.
Visit our website: www.xoxofndn.com
- Oct 02, 2019 - R 20.56
- "xoxo" - Igor Scheurkogel
- Sep 20, 2019 - R 51.41
- "Thank You" - Anonymous
XOXO Foundation NPO
The main purpose of XOXO Foundation are to assist the greater Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, in supporting causes and charitable events, providing education and awareness programs including tourism, and creating an ethos of care within the community and beyond and raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying, all forms of violence and hate crimes including corrective rape.
To achieve its objectives, the organisations will mainly rely on sponsorship and donation income from the public and corporate sector.
The organisations value the use of sport, workshops, spectacle, pageantry, theatre, creativity, recreation, music, design, multi-media, and other forms of artistic expression, to create LGBTQ+ awareness/celebration, eliminate stigma and promote pride-consciousness as a philosophy for living and being well.
To be an innovative and effective agent of social and economic change, focused on improving lives and creating opportunities in the communities we serve.