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Close to 200 people attended the third Wig Night Out Fundraiser on Saturday, January 28, at Level One restaurant. The event at 17th and R Streets NW raised almost $5,200 for the Point Foundation. All proceeds from the event benefited the foundation, which provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
“We had the pleasure of raising our wigs, our wallets and even our glasses for an amazing organization, we hope to updo ourselves next year in another hair raiser of a fundraiser,” said Dito Sevilla, one of the Wig Night Out organizers.
The fundraiser has a simple requirement for attendees: Wear a wig and donate at least $10 to the Point Foundation. The event was held last year at Dito’s Bar (which raised more than $1,000), but was moved to the larger venue at Level One this year. The event is sponsored by a local group, The Supreme Wig Council.
The LGBT DC Center is holding an informational session this evening, June 22, at 6 pm on how to help lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender youth who are in the foster care system in the D.C. metro area.
Tonight’s session focuses on how you can become a CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocate — for LGBT youth in the foster care system. CASAs are appointed by a DC Family Court Judge to represent the best interest of a foster care child.
Some of the duties of a CASA include:
- Appearing at court hearings to make recommendations to the Court
- Continuing contacts with child, family, social workers and others to monitor court orders
- The overall being a great mentor to the child.
Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]. The Center is at 1318 U Street NW.