A Community Thrives Campaign!

He She Ze and We (HSZ&W) is celebrating 10 years of grassroots work, beginning in Richmond, Virginia, with families of transgender and nonbinary youth and young adults.  Established as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2020, He She Ze and We has increased services, outreach, and advocacy to meet the needs of over 500 families (250 added in just the last 15 months), in partnership with other equality-focused organizations. Through our virtual education programming, HSZ&W also assists families in NY, PA, MD, SC, NC, AL, TN, CO, TX, MI, CA, and WA.  

Black Pride RVA – July 2022

Together, we are working to empower and support the whole family through:

  •     Weekly Parent/Caregiver Educational Support Meetings (in person and virtual)
  •     Interfaith and BIPOC meetings occur monthly
  •     Monthly Family Connections Program in 4 regions in Virginia: Central, Hampton Roads, Blue Ridge, and New River Valley 
  •     One-to-One Consultations
  •     Trusted Quality Resources     
  •     Education and Community Professional Development Trainings
  •     Advocacy on Both Local and National Levels
  •     Community Building Social Events

Our organization depends on support from people like you, which enables us to support families, educate caregivers, and advocate for trans rights.

Do you want to see the impact of your share? Do you want to go above and beyond and start your own fundraiser? From this link, click the “Fundraise” button to set up your own personalized fundraiser! All of the donations will come straight to our organization through your own page.

Here are just a few of the ways donations will help:

$25 supports educational programming… that helps a parent decide to use their child’s new pronouns.
$50 supports a guest speaker… their story convinces a grandparent to start using chosen name.
$100 supports a personal consultation… with a parent needing guidance for next steps. 
$150 supports outreach at Pridefest… where a trans teen grabs a card to give to their parents when they decide to come out. 
$250 supports a lending library... so that families have access to quality resources.
$500 supports training with a school or business… to learn how to support their trans students, teachers or staff. 
$1000 supports Family Connections… where families with gender-diverse school-age kids gather to socialize and build community.

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