A Celebration of Friends made good on its promise to donate a portion of funds raised from last month’s “jamboree” to vital services in the South Florida LGBT community.
On Tuesday, ACOF Founder and President Tom Pence presented the Pride Center and Tuesday’s Angels each with $5,000 checks. Pence, aka Tomcat, reports all went well at the jamboree as men from 27 different states and 12 countries attended. The weekend affair was hosted by Ramada Inn Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale.
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“Thanks to these beautiful men, we are able to help continue the mission of these two great organizations that assist LGBT people in need,” said Pence.
The Pride Center donation will be used for Senior Services programming. Tuesday’s Angels is a private, non-profit organization that helps Broward County residents living with HIV.
A Celebration of Friends serves to provide warm, comfortable, safe and engaging gatherings recognizing and promoting self-worth, dignity, kindness and friendships of and within our senior population. To that end, the organization strives to not only host celebrations of seniors, but family type reunions of friends and brothers through supportive connections within a nationwide and international scope.
Pence said ACOF would return to the Ramada for another gathering this summer, July 20-23, with a special guest to be announced at a later date.