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SAN DIEGO -- To support the Sunburst Youth Housing Project (YHP), Union Bank Foundation recently granted $5,000 to The San Diego LGBT Community Center.
According to Union Bank officials, the foundation helps the bank facilitate its pledge to distribute at least 2% of its annual after-tax net profit to charitable organizations. The bank says that through the foundation, it has been able to give out more than $72 million during the program's first six years.
The Sunburst Youth Housing Project provides safe and supportive housing for San Diego's homeless youth, including LBGT and HIV-positive youth.
The 23-unit facility is located in downtown San Diego, close to City College, public transportation, community health facilities and other essential resources. The facility is wheelchair accessible and contains two units that have been retrofitted to accommodate persons in wheelchairs. A major goal of YHP is to ensure that youth have easy access to needed services that will support them in maintaining stable housing.
"For almost a decade, Union Bank and the Union Bank Foundation have been steadfast supporters of The Center and Sunburst Youth Housing Project (YHP)," said Christopher Mills, The Center's major gifts officer.
"This year, in addition to this generous $5000 grant for YHP, Union Bank also sponsored two events benefitting The Center – the Young Professionals Council's Center Stage and MARYAH's Harvest Howl. We are extremely grateful for the Union Bank Foundation's dedicated commitment to homeless LGBT youth and we look forward to our continued collaboration in 2012."
For more information about the Union Bank Foundation click HERE.
For more information about The Center's Youth Housing Project, click HERE.