June 2021 Charity - The Lambert House with a whopping $1,660.00
This month our clients came together during our Disney theme day and donated $1,660 to Seattle’s The Lambert House.
The Lambert House is located on 15th Ave in Seattle. Founded in 1981, the Lambert House has been a safe place for LGBTQ youth. The risks they address includes: social isolation, depression, suicide, alcohol and other drug use, HIV & other STDs, a family conflict that can lead to homelessness and survival sex, and school failure.
Lambert House educates LGBTQ youth to see themselves as normal, healthy individuals and to respect and take care of themselves and each other. They house a 3,000-volume LGBTQ lending library, and academic internships at the junior high, high school, college, and graduate school levels.
Finally, for the 10% of LGBTQ youth that has been rejected by their parents, Lamber House provides dinners, case management, advocacy, and basic needs. Lambert House is the primary entry point to the social safety net for this population. Youth can also procure personal hygiene items at Lambert House, and referral to organizations that offer showers, laundry, medical care, mental health counseling, and other critical services. We refer youth to LGBT- friendly shelter beds, transitional housing, job training, GED programs, scholarship programs, and low-cost colleges.
Each month #BESTHOUR Kickboxing helps a local charity in need by working with our clients to raise money for the charity as a fitness community. When we all join together and give, we can make a big impact in helping well-deserved charities spread our BestHour mission to people outside our studios in Federal Way and Kent, WA. In 2021, our Kickboxers have donated over $5,800 to local charities the help families, women’s services, animals, and our youth.
I’m proud to be a part of a fitness community that steps up to help all in need, including our LGBTQ youth.
– Jim Harrer, BestHour Fitness.