ALI FORNEY CENTER’S SERVE DANCE-A-THON
The Ali Forney Center is pleased to announce SERVE, a dance-a-thon to fight food insecurity for homeless LGBTQ+ youth. The multi-month fundraiser will culminate with a dance party through the decades. This all-day event will bring together the magic of nightlife, dancing, music, and food while embracing the spirit of queer culture and celebrating the unyielding strength of a community that stands together. Hosted by the renowned Ali Forney Center (AFC), a trailblazing organization dedicated to saving and empowering the lives of LGBTQ+ youth, the immersive fundraising experience aims to raise money and support that will benefit AFC’s homeless youth meals program, which serves nearly 400,000 meals to vulnerable communities across 17 housing sites and at its 24-hour drop-in center in Midtown Manhattan. This non-stop celebration will provide a platform for people of all backgrounds to unite and express themselves, while showcasing the power of the queer community and its allies. The dance floor will come alive with performances from Kevin Aviance, Lina Bradford and other incredible DJs and notable performers, while participants can refuel with food and drinks from local vendors and culinary artists from the LGBTQ+ community.
Behind the energy and vibrance of SERVE lies a deeply meaningful purpose–to support AFC’s mission of protecting LGBTQ+ youth from the harms of homelessness and empowering them with the tools needed to live independently. Through the support of attendees, AFC can continue to SERVE a powerful message of love and acceptance and create a world where every young person, regardless of their circumstances, feels supported and nourished.