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It's OUTLine October!

Thu 1 Oct 2009 In: Community View at NDHA

UPDATE 1 NOVEMBER 2009 We've done it! "It's at times like these that we really realise the strength and spirit of our community", says OUTLine NZ's chairperson as October's $30,000 fundraising target for the LGBT phone support network is reached. See our news story here: And read below about our community's successful efforts to help OUTLine NZ through its difficult financial times. WELCOME... to our OUTLine October info page, the central information point for our community's effort to save the national OUTLine phone counseling and telephone support service from drastic cutbacks due to a funding shortfall. We're encouraging individuals, groups and organisations to pitch in with large and small fundraisers throughout October with the target of nationally raising $30,000. This will help ensure OUTLine can continue to be professionally managed and that service retrenchment becomes less likely while alternative structured funding is sought. OUTLine October fundraiser events and activities must be registered here before accepting money from the public in OUTLine's name. To have your OUTLine October fundraising event registered and listed here, and even promoted free of charge across the website, email us at with the details. If you want to help but are short on ideas check the list below! To make an instant donation or to pass on your raised funds you can deposit money into the OUTLine account where the totals will be collated and monitored: BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS Bank of New Zealand Name of Account: Outline New Zealand Account number: 02-0108-0124195-000 Please identify your event or name as a reference with your deposit. When you pledge or deposit funds advise us at and we will add your name and event to the OUTLine October Hall of Fame (shown below)! OUTLine October donation boxes are also installed at there participating businesses: Erox K' Road, SPQR, Il Buco, Garnet Station, Tapac, Kokomo Hairdressers, Marvel Menswear, Occam Café, Caluzzi Cabaret, Allelujah Café, Urban Café, Manhattan Café, Gracie May’s Café, Playle Hairdressing, Fringe Salon, DJ Station, The Women's Bookshop and St Matthew-in-the-City. REGISTERED OUTLINE OCTOBER FUNDRAISER EVENTS Official OUTLine October fundraising buckets and boxes set to be seen around New Zealand 1 OCTOBER: Cash collection at Scissor Sisters tour DJ at Galatos, Auckland. 3 OCTOBER: 24hr donation collection points at LGBT venues throughout the country. Participating venues confirmed so far include: Auckland: Naval will go to OUTLine. 25 OCTOBER: Contestants in the Mr. Gay Wellington pageant will rattle buckets collecting donations for OUTLine. 29 OCTOBER: Caluzzi's fundraising Drag Bingo, hosted by Miss Beaver Brown November: Cancelled Hold the Line Please Caller – A Musical comedy of Telephonic proportions written by Vaughan Meneses Drag 'twins' Buffy and Bimbo will host a night of entertainment in Auckland's Maidment Theatre. HALL OF FAME! Thanks to the following people and organisations who have risen to the challenge of keeping the vital OUTLine national phone counseling and support service operating... CASH PLEDGES Urge bar's auction night $6,100 ANZ bank staff $5,483 Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust $3,000 Bucket shakers in K' Road's bars $3,362.40 Chrissy Witoko Memorial Trust Inc. $2,000 Caluzzi Drag Bingo $1,390 Mr. Gay Wellington show at Garden Club $1,259.30 Chch's CRUZ bar/nightclub's drag contest $1,100 GABA at S $723.40 Jacquie Grant $500 Buffy and Bimbo $500 Punters at Mr. Gay Auckland show @ Family bar $400 The customers of Lateshift $241.80 Psychology Dept at Auckland University $136.80 Christopher Dempsey $50 + Many anonymous donations GOODS AND SERVICES DONATIONS Redflame Media: $750 website programme donated to OUTLine to assist its fundraising projects $5,000 in advertising space to support and highlight OUTLine October fundraising events Dan Gardiner: Graphic design for advertising, flyers, logos, etc. Deon Hendrickz: Design and technical upgrade of OUTLine website to facilitate donation processing FUNDRAISING IDEAS - A glamorous or sexy or fun carwash - A sports tournament - A private poker night - Get a fierce or outrageous drag queen to visit people's workplaces and everyone must pay a bit of money or she won't leave - Organise your friends to set up ongoing $10 monthly payments to OUTLine's "Give a little, Help a lot" programme - A house party - A LGBT celebrity date auction - Host a private movie evening - A sausage sizzle - Create a Trade Me auction - Sponsored weight loss, where people pledge money for every kilo you lose. - Run a garage Sale - Organise a flashmob fundraiser - A wine tasting - That money you normally buy a latte with – donate it to OUTLine. - A chocolate tasting - Drag Bingo - A speed dating night or afternoon - Sell GLBT badges and jewellery - An art auction - A Walk for OUTLine - Start convincing famous people to dance for OUTLine in next year's Dancing with the Stars. - Celebrity Roast - Roller Derby - Dog Show - A Dunk a Drag night: Reach the target and the brave gal gets dunked! - Sponsored OUTLine dares: If someone does a dare the sponsor pays up! - Tree Planting - Strippers Night - Gala Dinner (Thanks to, Sarah from Flirt, Julian Cook and more for those quick starter ideas!) - 1st October 2009


First published: Thursday, 1st October 2009 - 6:41pm

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