Pride Alliance participated in the BNL United Way Holiday Auction event which took place on December 4th and 5th, 2019. The auction benefit the United Way of Long Island, an organization which creates opportunities for a better life by focusing on education, financial stability, and health. The United Way of Long Island celebrated 55 years of helping Long Islanders this year.
In the spirit of giving and as a part of the anniversary celebration, Pride Alliance came together to assemble a gift basket to be raffled off in the lab-wide auction. The gift basket contained items which complement a rustic, wooden-themed kitchen. In total, 10 kitchen items were included along with a gift card to Sur la Table. Last year, clubs’ contributions brought in upwards of $15,000 to benefit United Way, with a goal of pushing that number higher this year. Pride Alliance members were honored to be asked to participate in the event, and put in much thought and effort to help achieve this year’s goal.
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The lab hosted its “Alive B4 Five” event on September 18th, 2019. The event was a platform for all lab groups and clubs to showcase their contributions to the lab community. Pride Alliance members hosted a table at the event to welcome both LGBTQ+ and ally members to learn more about the resources and events Pride Alliance hopes to bring in the near future. At the table, a spin-the-wheel game engaged passers by by answering questions regarding terms and topics in the LGBTQ+ community, and prompted conversations on what can be improved. Being one of the first major events since the reorganization of the former GLOBE group, many people were excited to see a presence once again.