Join Project Fierce Chicago this Saturday (December 14th) for a chance to win a Qwear sponsored style consultation with our very own writer A.D., $75 towards your shopping trip at Topman (and/or Topshop), and free dinner or drinks. Raffle tickets will support Project Fierce’s mission to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago.
ABOUT PROJECT FIERCE CHICAGO
Project Fierce Chicago is a grassroots collective of radical social workers, activists & housing advocates that have come together to create a community-funded project to provide an affirming home for some of Chicago’s thousands of homeless LGBTQ young adults. The organization launched publicly with a fundraising campaign in April of 2013, and the organizers were overwhelmed by the community’s generous response! Since their initial campaign, the collective has tripled in size,received legal non-profit status and have successfully raised a third of their first-year operating budget for the project.
Project Fierce is currently working to raise the funds necessary to purchase a foreclosed building on the West or South side that will be converted into transitional housing for 10-12 LGBTQ-identified young adults. Homelessness is difficult at any time of year, but with average temperatures as low as -10°F, winter can be extremely dangerous for folks without a place to stay. Project Fierce Chicago hopes to open its community home by this time next year, so that fewer young folks have to fight the bitter Chicago winter on the CTA, in bus shelters and in other outdoor spaces next year. Individual donations and support in spreading the word are crucial to the success of the project. Please consider donating to help PFC open it’s doors before next year’s first freeze!
Learn more and get involved at www.projectfiercechicago.org.
As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.