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LGBTQ+ Kiwi charities that could benefit from your GiveOUT Day donations include Dunedin Pride who are fundraising for their community hub. 

On Thursday 20 October, GiveOUT Day gives you the opportunity to donate to your favourite LGBTQ+ charities, and have corporate sponsors match your donation dollar for dollar.

The wide-ranging list of charities your can choose to help include Pride Cook Islands, Indian Origin Pride, Body Positive, Charlotte Museum Trust, Rainbow Pride Auckland, Auckland Pride and Dunedin Pride.

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For Dunedin Pride, your donation will help them fund the Dunedin Pride Month Hub, which will provide a base of community activity for the city-wide festival in March 2023.

“Dunedin is a university town, a family town and a hub for our wider region. There is a real need for a space in our city that connects, supports, and empowers rangatahi in particular. We are imagining a central spot where anyone can come, have a cup of tea and feel connected to their community”, said Dunedin Pride Chairperson, Max Wolfgram. 

The Dunedin Pride team are kicking off their fundraising effort with Give Out Day on Thursday 20 October. Give Out Day is a new initiative, running in Aotearoa for the first time this year after seeing great success in Australia, the UK and the USA. It is being run by the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust, who are matching donations, dollar-for-dollar, from a funding pool of more than $20k. 

“This initiative will create a safe space for our community. I keep thinking how great this would have been when I was a young teen. To have somewhere safe to go and connect with queer peers and people that understand your journey. And great for whānau too, it means a lot for us to create a space by community, for community, where people of all ages can go and just be themselves”, continued Wolfgram. 

Give Out Day opens 7pm Wednesday October 19 and closes midnight Sunday 23 October at https://giveout.org.nz/. Pride Dunedin have a fundraising goal of $5000. 

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