On Aug. 20, Proud to Run presented three checks totaling $50,000 to TransTech Social Services, About Face Theatre, and Center on Halsted.
The event took place at the Center. The amounts consisted of the proceeds from the 35th Proud To Run 10k run & 5k run/walk that took place in June.
Donations were determined based on the organization's operating budget and any specific request in its application.
The $10,000 to TransTech Social Enterprises will be used for its Start 2 Work program that helps individuals gain the vocational skills they need to find paid opportunities. The $15,000 to About Face Theatre will be used for Outreach Tours and INTERACTION residencies that aim to reduce homophobia and transphobia in schools by increasing awareness of issues facing LGBTQIA youth. The $25,000 to Center on Halsted will be used for its Youth Housing Initiative to build a complete-care facility on Chicago's South Side.
The 2017 event will be held June 24.