This year, we've been amazed to see all of the creative ways GSBA Members have used their talents to amplify and give back the GSBA Scholarship Fund throughout Pride month, and sometimes year-round. Take a look at a few of these wonderful products and where you can purchase them to support LGBTQ students:
Goose Ridge Winery: Cascadian Rainbow Rosé
Your porch-side downtime in the sun definitely could use a few of these cans of sparkling rosé. A portion of the sales of this refreshing, Washington-made wine benefits the Scholarship Fund.
Aluel Cellars: The Scholar Wine
You can pick up a bottle of this Bordeaux-style red blend at Aluel's tasting room on Harvard & Thomas in Capitol Hill for just $19.90 - a price honoring the Fund's founding year of 1990.
Intentionalist: Spend Like it Matters T-Shirts
Wear your Pride, showing your support for small businesses and the communities who build them. For every shirt sold, 15% of the proceeds will go to the GSBA Scholarship Fund and Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County.
Seattle Chocolates: Pride Truffle Bag
Celebrate Pride with this party-sized bag of colorful rainbow truffles loaded with delectable flavors like champagne, blackberry creme, and hiker's trail mix. A percentage of sales from each Pride Truffle Bag benefit GSBA Scholars year-round, not just during Pride month.
Seattle Cider: Sparkling Papaya
Celebrate Pride with Seattle Cider Co. and their BRAND NEW sparkling flavor - papaya! For every Papaya Pride can sold, a portion is invested in GSBA Scholars.
Elsom Cellars: Adventure Uncorked
Now through the end of July, Elsom Cellars will be donating $2 for every bottle of #adventureuncorked to the GSBA Scholarship Fund. You can order online or pick up a bottle next time you go down for a tasting at the cellars' SoDo tasting room.
GSBA Scholars need your support.
Due to the pandemic, many of our scholars are facing unemployment and increasing financial stress - on top of remote learning. Your support now helps support our scholars stay enrolled, on the path towards graduation, and helps set them up for success as LGBTQ leaders in the workplace. Here are some ways you can help:
1) Send us your message of support and we will share these with our scholars. When a student knows that there is a community of adults who believes in them, it can have a huge impact on their emotional, social, and academic well-being.
2) Make a donation to the Scholarship Fund. If you have any capacity at this time, your support of our scholars is a great way to honor Pride month and invest in the LGBTQ community.
3) Consider an additional donation to bolster the GSBA Beeks Family Open Arms Fund that provides emergency funding for health, housing and food needs for our scholars in this stressful time. Leave a note in the comments to designate your gift.