by Shaun Knittel
SGN Staff Writer
The Capitol Hill Alano Club (CHAC), an organization dedicated to providing a safe place for Seattle’s LGBT recovery community, knows a thing or two about helping people. For years CHAC has held weekly meetings to help members of our community deal with addiction through recovery. Now, the CHAC needs your help. The Club recently launched Staying Alive 2010, a call-to-arms to the Seattle recovery community, the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and you – to keep their doors open.
According to CHAC officials, due to extraordinary expenses for maintenance and repairs on the space they rent, along with diminished meeting and membership income, the organization is in danger of closing. “We are seeking emergency help from you,” CHAC posted on their website www.chacseattle.org.
Bottom line is: If CHAC is unable to raise $15,000 by August, they will have to shut their doors.
Each year, the Club has two major fundraisers to close the monthly gap in income and expenses. Although CHAC raised $5,863 at Bat-n-Rouge XII, the amount was considerably less than what the Club’s officials were hoping for. The income fell far short of what CHAC needs to stay afloat until the November Kringle’s Komer fundraiser.
Come to the Aleksa Manila & Friends benefit for CHAC
Sunday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.
For more information go to www.capitolhillalanoclub.org
Where to send money/How to give:
1. Online using VISA/MC through pyapal.
2. Send check or money order to:
1122 E. Pike St #1109
Seattle, WA 98122
3. Drop your gift directly into the 2nd Floor office wall slot located at:
1900 E. Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122
4. Contact CHAC via phone: (206) 860-9560.
Remember CHAC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization and your contribution is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Other Ways to Help CHAC:
1. Become a dues-paying member, or make a one-time contribution.
2. Find individuals or groups that can provide a major financial gift to the Club.