Spectrum today announced a donation of $2,500 to Courage MKE, as part of the company’s community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants. The grant recipient is a first-of-its-kind organization focused on providing safe and supportive emergency housing, resources and services to displaced and homeless LGBTQ youth in Milwaukee.
As part of a special recognition ceremony, Spectrum presented members of Courage MKE’s Board of Directors with a check to commemorate the donation.
“Through Spectrum Employee Community Grants, we’re proud to provide support to vital community organizations with which our local employees are already volunteering their time and talent,” said Lou Brazzoni, Vice President of Spectrum Stores. “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”
Courage MKE was founded in 2015 with a mission to fuel a collaborate movement to provide the resources LGBTQ youth need to thrive. In 2019, the organization opened Wisconsin’s first home for displaced LGBTQ youth. The Courage House is a licensed group home on Milwaukee’s south side. Its staff and volunteers are committed to creating an environment in which each resident has the same experiences every child deserves in a family setting. Residents receive counseling, life skills and family reunification. The grant money will help continue the organization’s mission to support the needs of LGBTQ youth in Milwaukee.
In its inaugural year, Spectrum Employee Community Grants provides funding to local nonprofits throughout the company’s 41-state service area. Recipients deliver critical social services, helping underserved residents meet basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing, job training and neighborhood safety. Each awardee is nominated by one of the company’s 98,000 U.S. employees who has volunteered with the organization for at least one year.
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