On October 19th, the 4th Annual OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo, the largest LGBTQ resource fair ever in San Francisco, will take place at Eureka Valley Recreation Center. It’s a great chance to get to know and connect with over 150 Bay Area resource groups as a new client, volunteer, or donor.
The OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo, which brings together arts, community, fundraising, health, legal, political, recovery, service & spiritual groups serving the LGBTQ community is FREE to attend! Enjoy food served by Bare Chest Calendar Team 2020, entertainment including the Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and operatic drag chanteuse Vanessa Bousay , a blessing by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and a chance to win a dozen fabulous door prizes. Head upstairs to play in the new gaming room hosted by Queer Gaming Day of SF, East Bay Gaymers and Geeks, and Oakland LGBTQ Community Center Gaymers.
ALERT! This event is always super gay - and fabulous.
This year’s Expo features decorations by Comfort and Joy, a photo booth, a magician, dog adoptions by Family Dog Rescue & Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, a huge silent auction, and a panel from the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. There’s also an opportunity to register to vote, apply for Covered California or Medicare, or have a quick medical check-up by a chiropractor, podiatrist, dentist, and dermatologist. HIV and Hep-C testing will also be available.
Book signings will take place in the lobby by Cleve Jones, author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement; 2017 Lambda Literary Award Winner, Anand Vedawala, Executive Director of SF Zine Fest; Toni Newman, best-selling author of her memoir I Rise -The Transformation of Toni Newman; and Jim Provenzano, the author of six novels including Lambda Literary Award Winner (Gay Romance) Now I'm Here and Every Time I Think of You.
Join the fun at 100 Collingwood St. from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. The OurTownSF Nonprofit Expo is hosted by OurTownSF, Eureka Valley Recreation Center, and TurnOut.
From participant Lonna D: Wow, we walked out with 9 new patients to help. Excellent event and we were well fed by our host Paul Margolis.
From attendee Steve C: Hallo, I volunteer with the Elizabeth Taylor 50+ group at SFAF, and I just finished at Positive Resource Center taking their 6 month rather 6-week admin course. I thought the Expo was fantastic, found out information about Night Ministry, and volunteering with seniors. I just thought overall it was great. From the band,to the food, to many different groups giving information, all under one roof.
Just wonderful, thank you.
From media sponsor MXD Magazine: Thanks for hooking us up at the best expo I’ve been in ever!
From Expo volunteer Pablo N: What an outstanding event! An amazing array of compassionate, dedicated, and lovely individuals and their organizations. Love, love, love.