01 Dec 2016
December 1, 2016

Ron’s Story

December 1, 2016

My first visit to Q Center occurred June 2010 at a forum to discuss a series of bias crimes and what should be done. I wanted to be a part of the discussion and help create a community solution. Those forums led to Q Patrol which I volunteered for the almost four years it existed.

My work with Q Patrol led to being a volunteer at Q Center working at the front desk with my six-year anniversary just around the corner.

I volunteer because Q Center matters because of the impact it provides in serving the community and assisting the Center in living daily their mission and values. You never know how much a welcoming smile and a hello can have on someone seeking assistance or just have a need to talk with someone who isn’t judging them and really wants to listen. Every time the phone rings it could be someone in crisis and being there to answer is part of the small contribution I hope I provide.

The ongoing existence of Q Center is important because as much as social change is occurring it is still at a slow pace and there are so many who need a place to be safe and to belong. As long as there is people screaming hate we need places like Q Center to be a beacon of hope.

Want to get more connected to the Q Center family? Join us in any of these three ways.

1) Donate.

Your financial support will set us up for a strong start in 2017. Monthly donors become member of our Q Team, and gifts of any size help to make a huge difference.

2) Volunteer.

Our volunteers make Q Center the vital hub that is critical to so many. They keep things running smoothly and help us provide a diverse range of programming for our communities.

3) Share Your Story.

Each of us has reasons why we’re invested in Q Center with our time or our money Stories that need to be shared with others, that connect us to each other and to something bigger as a community.