As I have previously posted, Kinetric Wellness is focusing on giving back this year and getting more connected with our community. Each month, we will be donating 15% of proceeds to a non profit organization in addition to 100% of chair massage events. March is our first month doing this! For that, we’ve chosen Garden State Equality.
Garden State Equality (GSE) is a non-profit organization that has been around since 2004 and runs solely on the generous support of donors. Their mission is to provide quality, cutting-edge programs and services to meet the needs of LGBT individuals in our state.
They have a lean staff and rely on volunteers and donations to keep their programs running and growing. I got to speak with the Director of Development, Denise Rodriguez, to get more background on GSE and what they do.
GSE has established an impressive track record of over 250 laws and local ordinances that have improved the lives of LGBT individuals across New Jersey. For example, you may have heard of the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act that was passed on January 5th, 2011 because of GSE, their allies in the legislature, and community partners. Also, GSE spearheaded Marriage Equality in NJ, which has allowed same-sex couples to marry in the Garden State as of October 21, 2013. GSE also helped ban conversion therapy for minors, and they continue to work with the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ Born Perfect Project to ensure that young people from NJ are not taken across state lines and subjected to these types of therapies.
Today, GSE is focusing on ensuring healthcare equity for LGBT individuals at every stage of their lives and on providing safe spaces for kids and teens in schools and beyond. This is why GSE needs our support. In order for them to continue to grow their programs and services, they need help from people like us donating our time and dollars.
There are multiple ways you can help! For the entire month of March, Kinetric Wellness will be donating 15% all sales directly to Garden State Equality. As we host any chair massage events for this month, we will be donating 100% of our proceeds from these events.
Here’s how you can help!
1. Book your massage at www.kinetricwellness.com/book-now and not only do you help Garden State Equality, but you’re helping yourself so that YOU can help others!
2. Book us for your events! Whether it’s an office appreciation day or a wellness event, we can set up our massage chair and offer chair massages for your staff or attendees!
3. Go to www.gardenstateequality.org and see how you can help!
4. Share the info! Go to our Instagram and share our post about how we’re giving back! The more people that know about what we’re doing the more money we can put into Garden State Equality’s cause and efforts. And be sure to use our hashtag #kinetricpaysitforward