Andrew Levitt, better known as RuPaul’s Drag Race Alum Nina West, was named National Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year on Tuesday November 26th 2019 at a ceremony in Columbus, Ohio. To celebrate this momentous occasion, they are launching “The West Christmas Ever – 25 days of Christmas” in conjunction with The Nina West Foundation. The Nina West Foundation has made a point in years past to celebrate the spirit of giving during the holiday season. This year is no different. In their biggest campaign ever, they will provide daily grants of $1,000 from December 1st to 25th 2019 to LGBTQ+ organizations across the U.S. Donations will be made to organizations that have an impact on the LGBTQ+ community and its members. The organizations were chosen for the work they do every day to address LGBTQ+ specific issues, including healthcare, homelessness, trans rights, youth advocacy, veteran support, HIV and AIDS, equal rights, suicide prevention, addiction and recovery, anti-bullying, immigration, and more.
Each day, from Dec. 1st to Dec. 25th 2019, Nina West will announce via her Social Media channels the organizations that will benefit from the grants.
“The holiday season can be difficult for so many in the LGBTQIA community,” said Nina West. “With this tremendous platform given to me by RuPaul’s Drag Race, I wanted to continue to life up and elevate my community, and what a better way to do that than to help celebrate organizations that do just that. I hope this will motivate fans of the show to give what they can – time, talent, or treasure – during the holiday season. And, if people are moved by the work of the Nina West Foundation, I hope they will consider donating to help us further our mission of equality and equal access for all. Also, all I want for Christmas is for people to register to vote! GO BIG AND BE KIND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!”
Fans of Nina West or anyone who wishes to learn more and/or help with this initiative can donate to the Nina West Foundation at www.ninawest.com/foundation/