“I commit because so many restrictions are placed on the work organizations are able to do based on where they get their funding. From what I understand, relying on private donors is one of the reasons Head & Hands is able to do such amazing things and respond to the real needs of the community.” – James
Community worker and monthly donor James is currently between jobs, but he’s having no trouble keeping busy by filling his days with food, friends, cats, activism, art, bikes and parks. He came on board as a monthly during last year’s Commit to our Core campaign; “the friend who approached me made it clear that no matter what amount, every donation was important. It made being a monthly donor (which in my mind is sometimes reserved for people who “have money”) super accessible and it makes me feel good to know that the little bit I can contribute is appreciated.”
Too true, James! We are so glad to have your support!
Monthly since: March 2012
Other than being a monthly, how have you connected with Head & Hands? I feel like I woke up one day and was surrounded by people who know and love Head & Hands! I’ve had so much fun at every Head & Hands event I’ve ever gone to, from the AGM to that giant music show (with hot dogs…) in the park.
Top three things you’d want to have with you on a desert island: a donut, a cheeseburger and my bike.
Is there a particular Head & Hands program that you are passionate about? I am pretty passionate about the medical and legal clinics. There is a serious lack of competent queer/trans healthcare in this city and also non-judgmental legal support.
Celebrity crush (dead or alive): Joseph Gabereau
I can’t live without: my puffer…wah wah.
My fave book, zine, magazine, blog: I just started reading Sarah Schulman’s “Gentrification of The Mind” and I hope to pick up a new fave zine at the anarchist book-fair this coming weekend.
If I could change one thing at Head & Hands I would: Give them unlimited resources so they could expand and provide amazing services for everyone all the time and also have time to help other organizations build their capacity.
Want to be like James and become a monthly? Visit our Monthly giving page, or give Juniper a call at 514-481-0277!