Charity Details

Affinity Community Services

Support Nearly 20 Years of Activism, Advocacy, Leadership, Wellness, Artistry and Organizing.

Issue Area: Other
Non-profit Status: 501(c)3
Vision: Affinity Community Services envisions a society where being your authentic self is not a liability and differences are fully embraced. We value: Community and the personal power inherent in its individual members to help shape their own lives and to use Affinity as a channel for positive change. Recovery from the many systems that oppress, define, and debilitate our people and our communities and its messiness as we seek to reclaim, redefine, and rejoice in our work and our living. Healthy shared leadership that does not expect martyrdom, but embraces reflection, succession, and rejuvenation. Accountability in our stewardship of community resources, agreed upon expectations, and operations. Knowledge in all its forms, including the experiences of individuals, community histories, and other evidence-informed data, to create our own narratives and agendas. Safe spaces where all people are respected, discretion and confidentiality are maintained, and space is created for non-judgmental communication and difficult conversations. Critical justice as an approach to social justice work so that we do not unconsciously replicate the very structures, systems, or ways of doing business that we are striving to dismantle. Reciprocal relationships with the communities we serve, community leaders, our organizational partners, board members, other volunteers, and staff in recognition of our interconnectedness in the course of doing social justice work.
Specific Needs:
We are a small non-profit that works in many different areas, our needs range from office supplies to material for programming to food and drink for events. Any and all help is appreciated!

Our Needs:

Cameras & Photography
Computers & Computer Accessories
Food & Drink
Silent Auction Prizes
Electronics (other) & Accessories
Kids - School Supplies
Gardening & Outdoor
Cleaning Supplies & Equipment
CTA passes, SmartBoard, Coat Rack, Lightweight Podium