There's quite a many things we've done once, rather enjoyed, and haven't done again! We are consistently inconsistent! This is because there's so many different good ideas and a variety of ways to help people and to help our community thrive.
In June of 2018, we planned an event to raise environmental awareness. We had a turnout of about 100 people. We made smoothies, and hopefully everybody had a great time!
Pride Fest, 2018
We planned Decatur, IL's first big LGBTQIA+ Pride event. It was June 30th, we had about 200-250 people come, a great drag show, several vendors from our community, and an overall great time.
Activism Forum, 2019
We held a forum in 2019, intended to educate citizens on how to be engaged & make a meaningful difference in the world. We had quite a few volunteer organizations come, but relatively low citizen turnout. From this, sprang a connection with Danielray Pickrel, which brought us forward into our monthly sidewalk-cleanup program
Get Out the Vote, 2019
We canvassed in early 2019 to drive citizens to engage and vote in the 2019 municipal elections. Being that we are a non-profit organization, we kept it non-partisan & simply directed citizens toward other resources for further education about candidates. We probably will not repeat this effort, because it is political, and we don't want to risk our non-profit status by being unintentionally partisan.