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Money raised at the Big Gay Game Show goes to cover rent for Lost-n-Found, an Atlanta shelter for homeless LGBT youth. But Lost-n-Founds needs —and holds several other fundraisers — to help cover costs for such items as food, MARTA cards, and other social services.

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Founded in November 2011 but the Atlanta chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and first named Saint Lost and Found, the organization soon became simply Lost-n-Found and organized itself as its own non-profit entity with a board of directors. In December, Lost-n-Found began renting a house to provide shelter for teens and young adults who are otherwise living on the streets.

The need continues to rise for a growing number of LGBT youth who hear about the services Lost-n-Found provides — services not specifically offered from any other agency, specifically emergency shelter. In the six months since Lost-n-Found began, the organization has helped 65 LGBT youth and now has a wait list for its homeless shelter.

“We are doing everything we can to help, but one thing has become clear: there are more LGBT youth who are homeless or are facing imminent homelessness than our organization currently has capacity to help,” writes Lost-n Found Executive Director Rick Westbrook in this week’s Big Gay Game Show program guide.

View the entire photo album at this link.

For more information, visit www.Lost-n-Found.org.

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