YouthPride Executive Director Terence McPhaul said today the nonprofit organization needs to raise $40,000 by Dec. 31 or faces having to close 60 days later.
The amount of money needed by the organization that serves metro-Atlanta lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth ages 13-24 has varied in the past two weeks. McPhaul said Dec. 8 he wished for $50,000. YouthPride Board Chair Jordan Myers took to Facebook Dec. 9 to say the agency needed to raise $25,000 in a week.
This week, McPhaul said the LGBT agency needs to raise $40,000 by Dec. 31 to cover all of its operating expenses. If the money is not raised, McPhaul said the agency will have to close 60 days after the Dec. 31 deadline.