Cuba Journey: May 8-18, 2019
May
8
to May 18

Cuba Journey: May 8-18, 2019

Encounter a new land and a people in a way that values them, deepens your spirituality, broadens your worldview and begins to heal the world.  

Our trip focuses on Cuba's history, culture, politics, and spirituality. We will learn from the Cubans about the realities of their country. We’ll visit projects that serve the Cuban people and meet with members of the LGBTQ community, politicians, artists, scientists, and leaders in many fields. This is our 8th visit to Cuba!

We will attend LGBTQ Pride events in Havana and march in solidarity with our Cuban brothers and sisters during the "Conga" - the annual Pride celebration.

We will learned about Cuba's colonial past to its revolutionary present, and how the complex historical relationship between the U.S and Cuba remains ever-changing.
Every trip is unique. Here are a few of the many highlights from past trips:  

- Spending time with members of the Cuban LGBTQ community
- Meet with Mariela Castro and human rights activists
- Visit schools, medical clinics & the Institute of Tropical Medicine
- Snorkel the reefs of Varadero
- Help deliver medical and educational supplies
- Meet with members of Parliament and with political dissidents
- Visit ecological areas/learn about the Cuban organic movement
- Attend a concert by Bueno Vista Social Club
- Learn how Cuba has survived post USSR and under US embargo
- Visit the Bay of Pigs
- Meet members of the Cuba 5 - former US political prisoners
- Explore historic Old Havana
- Cruise Havana in a 1950s American Car
- Enjoy the white sand beaches and clear blue water at Varadero
- Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts/Museum of the Revolution

The cost of our 11day/10 night trip is $3,000 and includes a Cuba travel visa (required), all hotels/accommodations, in-country transportation by private van, all meals (except one), all gratuities, translation and guide services, speakers fees, entrance fees to special events. It does not include round trip air transportation from the USA (approximately $425).

Here are links with trip info:

RWF Website:  http://www.rainbowfund.org/cuba-travel/

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Guatemala Journey: July 4-13, 2019
Jul
4
to Jul 13

Guatemala Journey: July 4-13, 2019

JOIN RAINBOW WORLD FUND ON A HUMANITARIAN JOURNEY TO GUATEMALA - July 4-13, 2019
Learn about the cultural, historical, spiritual, and political realities of the developing world.  Explore human rights issues with a people whose traditions span centuries of development.

The Rainbow World Fund Guatemalan Journey is an educational and cultural experience. We will learn from Guatemalans about the realities in their country by visiting projects that serve the Guatemalan people and engaging in social, cultural and artist exchanges. The trip includes visits to diverse communities, meeting with leaders from a variety of fields, spending time with the LGBTQ community and learning about their struggles,  we will experience great Guatemalan hospitality, and there will be plenty of opportunities to practice your Spanish. The program strives to connect participants with the realities, struggles and hopes that Guatemalans experience each day. We also hope to bridge connections with Americans and Guatemalans in order to build understanding and partnerships. This will be RWF's eighth trip to Guatemala

Travel With A Purpose

  • Learn about the cultural, historical, spiritual, and political realities of the developing world. 

  • Explore human rights issues with a people whose traditions span centuries of development.

  • Experience ancient, colonial, and modern influences that have molded cultures of unique strength

  • Meet with members of the LGBT community, artists,and leaders in many fields

  • Learn about a transgender "underground railroad" that helps transgender women from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras get a new start in life

  • Visit medical clinics, art institutions

  • Meet survivors of the 36 year civil war and hear their stories

  • Participate in Mayan spiritual rituals with local Shamans

  • Help deliver medical and educational supplies ... be forever changed.

The dates of the trip are July 4-13, 2019. We will be traveling as a humanitarian aid group and our itinerary reflects this. Each journey is unique and we are still creating the itinerary for the trip. Our current itinerary begins in Guatemala City where we will visit projects that serve the LGBTQ community including OTRANS a nonprofit that services the transgender population. OTRANS runs a defacto "underground railroad" that helps transgender woman from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras find safety, supportive community, and work. We will also meet with REDNADS a leading LGBTQ civil rights nonprofit. We will visit the Women In Solidarity Clinic and learn about the many challenges that Guatemalan women face. While in Guatemala City we will also visit many sites of historic and cultural significance.

Next we will travel to Chichicastenango, a town in the El Quiché Department, known for its traditional K'iche' Maya culture. 98.5% of the municipality's population is indigenous Mayan K'iche. We will visit the 400-year-old church of Santo Tomás and be there for the famous outdoor market - the largest in Central America. We visit schools, villages and humanitarian projects in the surrounding area. We will then head south to stunning Lake Atitlán - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will stay on the southern shore of the lake in the town of San Lucas Toliman. There we will participate in a ancient healing ceremony with a Mayan Shaman. We will meeting with humanitarian aid workers, visiting forestry and farming projects and attending a religious service co-led a by a Mayan and Catholic priest.   We will meet with historians and learn about the 36 year civil war (1960-1996) and how it continues to impact the country. We will visit the town of Santiago Atitlán and learn about the many forms of mysticism practiced there.

After we leave Santiago Atitlán we will travel east to La Antigua Guatemala aka Antigua, a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala and as the Spanish colonial capital for a time. It has been designated a  UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nearly 500 year old city is surrounded by three volcanoes - it is like being transported back in time. Antigua will be a base for us to visit many humanitarian projects and sites of cultural interest. There will be time for an optional trip up to the northern jungle to visit the Tikal - a city and cultural center for ancient Mayan civilization. Many beautiful buildings have been uncovered and many more wait to be discovered. Among the many Maya sites in Central America, Tikal is perhaps the most breathtaking because of the scattered impressive pyramids and buildings which have been restored in an area with many more ruined buildings still enveloped by the jungle.

Learn more here!

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Help Fire Survivors in N. California: LGBTQ Aid -Donate Supplies and Funds
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Help Fire Survivors in N. California: LGBTQ Aid -Donate Supplies and Funds

Be part of the LGBTQ Community's response to the wildfires in Northern California.

Rainbow World Fund is partnering with local San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ groups that are mobilizing to provided front-line aid. We are raising funds and collecting needed supplies to deliver to the effected areas.

About the Fires: 76 people have been killed, nearly 1200 remain missing, and 50,000 people are homeless. Most survivors have lost everything. The recovery efforts will be long term and require many forms of aid.

Please also share this event on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/350210335744074/

Here are 4 ways you can help:  

1. DONATE MONEY: Monetary donations provide us with the most flexibility to help. A donation to RWF's Northern California Fire Fund is fully tax deductible and 100% will go to help people most in need. Specify "Fire" when you donate online or when sending a check to Rainbow World Fund, 4111 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Donate online at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1210623

2. DONATE SUPPLIES: On Sunday, Dec. 9 & Saturday, Dec. 15, the Rainbow Bus will be parked at Jane Warner Plaza in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood where we will be collecting both monetary and in-kind donations.

Supplies most needed include bottled water, backpacks, toiletries (tooth paste & tooth brushes, hand sanitizer, soap, sunscreen, diapers (baby and adult), feminine products, contact lens solution, NEW cloths only (pajamas, sweatpants, T-shirts, maternity cloths). We are also collecting NEW Christmas gifts for children.

3. VOLUNTEER/CONTACT US
Help collect supplies in the Castro on Dec. 9 & 15. Volunteers are needed to greet people and help with the supply collection. If you would like to help please send us a message here: http://www.rainbowfund.org/contact-us/

4. HOLIDAY PARTY Dec. 14 - Save the date: RWF is teaming up with local LGBTQ nonprofits for a holiday party benefit at San Francisco's Gough House, a victorian mansion in Pacific Heights on Friday, Dec. 14 from 7-10pm. Stay tuned for details and ticket information. 

ABOUT RAINBOW WORLD FUND: RWF’s mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBTQ movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF's aid work creates visibility, builds bridges and allow us to demonstrate LGBTQ compassion and concern for the world. Since 2000, RWF has donated nearly $4.5 million in grants and humanitarian aid: http://www.rainbowfund.org

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Help N. California Fire Survivors: LGBTQ Aid -Donate Supplies and Funds
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Help N. California Fire Survivors: LGBTQ Aid -Donate Supplies and Funds

Be part of the LGBTQ Community's response to the wildfires in Northern California.

Rainbow World Fund is partnering with local San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ groups that are mobilizing to provided front-line aid. We are raising funds and collecting needed supplies to deliver to the effected areas.

About the Fires: 76 people have been killed, nearly 1200 remain missing, and 50,000 people are homeless. Most survivors have lost everything. The recovery efforts will be long term and require many forms of aid.

Please also share this event on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/350210335744074/

Here are 4 ways you can help:  

1. DONATE MONEY: Monetary donations provide us with the most flexibility to help. A donation to RWF's Northern California Fire Fund is fully tax deductible and 100% will go to help people most in need. Specify "Fire" when you donate online or when sending a check to Rainbow World Fund, 4111 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Donate online at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1210623

2. DONATE SUPPLIES: On Sunday, Dec. 9 & Saturday, Dec. 15, the Rainbow Bus will be parked at Jane Warner Plaza in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood where we will be collecting both monetary and in-kind donations.

Supplies most needed include bottled water, backpacks, toiletries (tooth paste & tooth brushes, hand sanitizer, soap, sunscreen, diapers (baby and adult), feminine products, contact lens solution, NEW cloths only (pajamas, sweatpants, T-shirts, maternity cloths). We are also collecting NEW Christmas gifts for children.

3. VOLUNTEER/CONTACT US
Help collect supplies in the Castro on Dec. 9 & 15. Volunteers are needed to greet people and help with the supply collection. If you would like to help please send us a message here: http://www.rainbowfund.org/contact-us/

4. HOLIDAY PARTY Dec. 14 - Save the date: RWF is teaming up with local LGBTQ nonprofits for a holiday party benefit at San Francisco's Gough House, a victorian mansion in Pacific Heights on Friday, Dec. 14 from 7-10pm. Stay tuned for details and ticket information. 

ABOUT RAINBOW WORLD FUND: RWF’s mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBTQ movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF's aid work creates visibility, builds bridges and allow us to demonstrate LGBTQ compassion and concern for the world. Since 2000, RWF has donated nearly $4.5 million in grants and humanitarian aid: http://www.rainbowfund.org

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World Tree of Hope Lighting Party - Dec. 3
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

World Tree of Hope Lighting Party - Dec. 3

Rainbow World Fund invites you to the 13th Annual RWF World Tree of Hope Official Tree Lighting Celebration.

Emcee Donna Sachet ● Heklina ● Lesbian Gay Chorus of San Francisco ● the Deputy Consul General of Japan ● Lauren Meyer from 42nd St Moon’s production of Dames at Sea ● Pianist Tammy Hall ● Origami Artist Linda Mihara ● RWF Founder Jeff Cotter ● The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will bless the tree ● Special guests TBA and much more!

WHEN: Monday, December 3, 2018 • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108

FREE: Admission ● refreshments following the tree lighting

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/747259702274651/

Or send us a message to RSVP: http://www.rainbowfund.org/contact-us/

The World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each containing written notes of hope & peace from children and individuals from around the world. Created annually as a symbol of global unity and world peace, the tree is a gift from members of the San Francisco LGBTQ and Japanese American communities to the world - given to inspire hope, love and humanitarian action.  

Wishes from world leaders to school children, from San Francisco to Sir Lanka, make the RWF World Tree of Hope a powerful expression of people coming together to create a better world.

Be part of this unique symbol of global unity! Send us your wish, we'll turn it into an origami crane and put it on The World Tree of Hope: http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/

Video invitation to hope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD-oLJZHJDA

Help spread the word, please share/re-post this invitation.

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Help Decorate the World Tree of Hope
Nov
24
to Nov 30

Help Decorate the World Tree of Hope

Help decorate San Francisco’s World Tree of Hope — the largest origami decorated holiday tree in the world!

We are seeking volunteers to help volunteers to decorate San Francisco’s World Tree of Hope Nov. 24-30. 

The RWF World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each containing written notes of hope & peace from children and individuals from around the world. Created annually as a symbol of global unity and world peace, the tree is a gift from members of the San Francisco LGBTQ and Japanese American communities to the world - given to inspire hope, love and humanitarian action. 

The this year the tree will be displayed at beautiful Grace Cathedral (1100 California St.). 

The decorating dates/times at Grace Cathedral for the week of Nov. 24-30:

Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9am to 3:30pm

Sunday, Nov., 25 from 12:30pm to 5pm

Monday, Nov., 26 from 9am to 9pm

Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 9am to 6pm

Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 9am to 9pm

Thursday, Nov. 29 from 9am to 9pm (break 5:15-6pm)

Friday, Nov. 30 from 9am to 5:30pm

We can accommodate individuals and large groups. Volunteer shifts are generally 2-4 hours (longer the better). You can volunteer longer if you live.

To decorate your must register at: worldtreeofhope.org 

Please share the Facebook event page with your friends:: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935512276541450/

The tree lighting celebration is on Monday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30pm.


Fun Links:

Tree 1 minute time lapse (2013): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqq1vrqJTQ

A message of hope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD-oLJZHJDA

About the Tree: The World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded and inscribed with wishes for the future of the world. The wishes come from people of all ages, all faiths and all walks of life. The cranes are not mere decorations in a holiday display; they are representations of hopes and dreams. Since 2006, Rainbow World Fund has presented the World Tree of Hope as a symbol of global unity and hope, to promote peace, love and humanitarian action. The tree is created by Rainbow World Fund and given as a gift to the City of San Francisco by members of the local LGBTQ and Japanese American communities. http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/

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Cuba Journey May 9-19, 2018
May
9
to May 19

Cuba Journey May 9-19, 2018

Encounter a new land and a people in a way that values them, deepens your spirituality, broadens your worldview and begins to heal the world.  

Our trip focuses on Cuba's history, culture, politics, and spirituality. We will learn from the Cubans about the realities of their country. We’ll visit projects that serve the Cuban people and meet with members of the LGBTQ community, politicians, artists, scientists, and leaders in many fields. This is our 7th visit to Cuba!

We will attend LGBTQ Pride events in Havana and march in solidarity with our Cuban brothers and sisters during the "Conga" - the annual Pride celebration.

We will learned about Cuba's colonial past to its revolutionary present, and how the complex historical relationship between the U.S and Cuba remains ever-changing.
Every trip is unique. Here are a few of the many highlights from past trips:  

- Spending time with members of the Cuban LGBTQ community
- Meet with Mariela Castro and human rights activists
- Visit schools, medical clinics & the Institute of Tropical Medicine
- Snorkel the reefs of Varadero
- Help deliver medical and educational supplies
- Meet with members of Parliament and with political dissidents
- Visit ecological areas/learn about the Cuban organic movement
- Attend a concert by Bueno Vista Social Club
- Learn how Cuba has survived post USSR and under US embargo
- Visit the Bay of Pigs
- Meet members of the Cuba 5 - former US political prisoners
- Explore historic Old Havana
- Cruise Havana in a 1950s American Car
- Enjoy the white sand beaches and clear blue water at Varadero
- Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts/Museum of the Revolution

The cost of our 11day/10 night trip is $2,600 and includes a Cuba travel visa (required), all hotels/accommodations, in-country transportation by private van, all meals (except one), all gratuities, translation and guide services, speakers fees, entrance fees to special events. It does not include round trip air transportation from the USA (approximately $425).

Here are links with trip info:

RWF Website:  http://www.rainbowfund.org/cuba-travel/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/223329661575899/

 

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World Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at San Francisco City Hall
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

World Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony at San Francisco City Hall

Rainbow World Fund invites you to the 12th Annual RWF World Tree of Hope Official Tree Lighting Celebration.

Featuring a concert by the Grammy winning San Francisco Boys Chorus ● Armistead Maupin ● performances by Wick's Meggie Cansler and Cabaret's Joey Khoury accompanied by Matt Smart ● performance by Katie Maupin starring as "Mary Lennox" in 42nd Street Moon's The Secret Garden ● Emcees Cheryl Jennings and Donna Sachet ● Mayor Ed Lee ● Deputy Consul General of Japan Shoichi Nagayoshi ● Origami Artist Linda Mihara ● The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will bless the tree ● and much more! Admission is FREE. #worldtreeofhope #rainbowworldfund

WHEN: Monday, December 4 2016 • 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: San Francisco City Hall

FREE: Admission ● refreshments

See/RSVP to the event on Facebook and share it with your friends.


The RWF World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree at decorated with thousands of white origami cranes, each containing written notes of hope & peace from children and individuals from around the world. The tree is a gift from members of the LGBT community to the world - given to inspire hope and promote peace, love and humanitarianism.

Wishes from world leaders to school children, from San Francisco to Sir Lanka, make the RWF World Tree of Hope a powerful expression of people coming together to create a better world.

Be part of this unique symbol of global unity! Send us your wish, we'll turn it into an origami crane and put it on The World Tree of Hope. Click here to send your wish here.

See a 1 minute time lapse video of tree being decorated.

Video invitation to hope

Help spread the word, please share/re-post this invitation.

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RECRUITMENT IS FULL: No longer recruiting volunteers. Decorate the World Tree of Hope in San Francisco City Hall Nov. 26-30
Nov
26
to Nov 30

RECRUITMENT IS FULL: No longer recruiting volunteers. Decorate the World Tree of Hope in San Francisco City Hall Nov. 26-30

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT NOW FULL. WE ARE NO LONGER RECRUITING. THANK YOU.

The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of San Francisco and for all people on earth.

The RWF World Tree of Hope is a 23 foot holiday tree that is decorated with thousands of origami cranes and stars that are inscribed with people's wishes and hopes for the future of the world. Learn more here: http://worldtreeofhope.org

There are lots of opportunities to help!

DECORATING: We will be preparing origami (folding, wiring, sorting,...) and decorating the tree at San Francisco City Hall.
Sunday, Nov. 26 from 8am to 8pm
Monday, Nov. 27 from 8am to 8pm
Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 8am to 8pm
Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 8am to 2pm
Thursday, Nov. 30 from 8am to 8pm.

We can accommodate individuals and groups of volunteers!

** To volunteer you must register. Send us a message here to register: 
http://www.rainbowfund.org/contact-us/

** Please state the dates and times that you are available so we can best match times and create the volunteer schedule. We will get back to you shortly. We request volunteers sign up for a 3 or 4 hour shift. There is lots to do so you are welcome to help each day.

No special skills are required. There are lots of different tasks to do to create the tree. You do not need to know how to fold origami to help. Age requirement is 13 on up.

Check out this time lapse video of us decorating last years tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqq1vrqJTQ

The official tree lighting is on Monday, December 4 from 6pm to 8:00pm at San Francisco City Hall. Admission is FREE! Info: http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/tree-lighting/

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WINE COUNTRY RISING
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

WINE COUNTRY RISING

A benefit for North Bay Fire Victims -The LGBTQ community responds.

Join us for an evening of great wine, food and entertainment as we raise funds to support relief efforts to benefit the local LGBTQ youth and the migrant farmer/undocumented immigrant communities that survived the northern California wildfires.

Our benefit will feature a three-hour hosted bar with Sonoma & Napa Valley wines & vodka cocktails, appetizers, musical entertainment, and a silent auction of wine, restaurant certificates & more! All at Gough House - a beautiful Victorian mansion in Pacific Heights.

Catered by Sessions in the Presidio and featuring wines from Eco Terreno, La Crema, Etude, and Olivia Brion wineries.

We invite your participation as Sponsors, Hosts & VIP Guests:

$1000 Lord of the Valley (Sponsor recognition on event signage, printed program, by MC, on RWF website/social media & bottle of wine)

$500 Master Vintner (Host recognition on event signage, printed program, by MC, on RWF website/social media & special host gift.)

$250 Grapevine VIP (VIP recognition on event signage, printed program, by MC)

$100 Redwood Friend (Three-hour hosted wine & vodka bar, appetizers, entertainment & silent auction.)

TICKETS at: https://rainbowfund.givezooks.com/events/wine-country-rising

Please visit our Wine Country Rising Facebook Event page and spread the word.
Thank you to our Sponsors & Hosts to date: Rainbow World Fund, Out in the Vineyard, Gary Virginia, Donna Sachet, Michelle Meow, Mark Vogler, Gary Saperstein, Krewe de Kinque, Eco Terreno Wines, Olivia Brion Winery, La Creme, Etude Wines, Sessions in the Presidio, and John Newmeyer.

Can't come? Please consider making a donation to RWF's Emergency Fire Aid Fund.

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AIDS Walk San Francisco July 16, 2017
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

AIDS Walk San Francisco July 16, 2017

While most people know about Rainbow World Fund's work and support of international humanitarian relief efforts, we also support domestic programs that provide health and community support for those affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as emergency assistance following natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.). The monies raised for Rainbow World Fund in the 2015 AIDS Walk will support our efforts to assist those living in the Bay Area who are affected or infected by HIV/AIDS. Please join Team Rainbow World Fund at this years AIDS Walk on Sunday, July 16 in Golden Gate Park. Please join our team, you don't event need to walk - you can be a virtual walker and still raise funds to help people with HIV disease.

First step: Click here  Then you can find Rainbow World Fund team’s fundraising page here; search for our team’s name in the list and click on our team’s name.

Step two: Join our team!

Step three: Log on to your Fundraising HQ to edit your team page with text, photos, and video!

Step four: Follow the instructions and start raising funds and share with your friends.

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The RWF Bus of Hope in the Castro June 25, 2017
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

The RWF Bus of Hope in the Castro June 25, 2017

The RWF Bus of Hope in the Castro - June 25, 2017
On San Francisco Pride Sunday, RWF's Bus of Hope will be on display at Jane Warner Plaza (at the intersection of Castro and Market Streets). Please stop by and visit the bus' interior lounge. We will be serving refreshments. Learn about our programs and be sure to pick up a rainbow pride bracelet. We use the bus for outreach and to provide humanitarian aid on behalf of the LGBT and friends community, including trips to Mexico carrying thousands of pounds of medicine, medical equipment, and Christmas gifts for children.

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Cuba Journey May 10-20, 2017
May
10
to May 20

Cuba Journey May 10-20, 2017

Rainbow World Fund has been visiting Cuba since 2012. Our journey is educational, focusing on Cuba's history, politics, and spirituality. We will learn from the Cubans about the realities of their country. We'll visit projects that serve the Cuban people and meet with members of the LGBT community, church leadership, artists, and leaders in many fields. We will learned about Cuban history, from its colonial past to its revolutionary present, plus how the complex historical relationship between the U.S and Cuba remains ever-changing. During our visit you will gain insight into the struggles and hopes of the Cuban people. We will visit places such as medical clinics, programs that serve the elderly, art institutions, schools, and other historical and cultural sights. The many highlights include participating in the LGBT Pride celebrations in Havana.

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From Uganda With Love: LGBTQ Activist Richard Lusimbo Speaks
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

From Uganda With Love: LGBTQ Activist Richard Lusimbo Speaks

Meet Richard Lusimbo, a chief witness in the case against anti-gay American pastor Scott Lively. Lusimbo will speak about the terror the minister and his colleagues have unleashed against LGBTQ Ugandans and discuss the case being heard in Federal Court charging Lively with committing crimes against humanity.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149522455139285/  Please share this with your friends.

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Come to The Rainbow World Fund World Tree of Hope Lighting Party at San Francisco City Hall
Dec
2
5:30 PM17:30

Come to The Rainbow World Fund World Tree of Hope Lighting Party at San Francisco City Hall

Join us as we gather wishes and hopes for the future of our global community and give them wings.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Location: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA

5:30 p.m. – Concert by the Grammy Award winning San Francisco Boys Chorus

6:00 p.m. – A Celebration of Hope with emcee Cheryl Jennings. SF Mayor Ed Lee and Consul General of Japan Jun Yamada will exchange peace cranes. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will bless the tree. Other guests to be announced.

7:00 p.m. – Party to follow until 8 p.m.

Admission is FREE!

This project taps into our two most powerful resources - the human mind and heart - to give individuals a way to join together to express our dreams for the future of our global community.

RSVP On FACEBOOK and please share the invitation with your friends.

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Decorate RWF World Tree of Hope at San Francisco City Hall
Nov
16
to Nov 20

Decorate RWF World Tree of Hope at San Francisco City Hall

  • San Francisco City Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall - the most unique holiday tree in the world.

There are lots of opportunities to help!

DECORATING: We will decorate the tree at San Francisco City Hall from Nov. 16 to 20. All of the decorating days run from 8am-2pm.

We can accommodate individuals and groups of volunteers! We have other opportunities to help if those dates do not work for you - email us.

Check out this time lapse video of us decorating last years tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqq1vrqJTQ

The official tree lighting is on Wednesday, December 12from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at San Francisco City Hall. Admission is FREE! Info: http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/tree-lighting/

* To volunteer to decorate you MUST register. Please contact Jeff at jcotter (at) rainbowfund (dot) org please leave a return phone number in your email. Thank you.

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Help Prepare Origami for the RWF World Tree of Hope
Oct
17
to Nov 14

Help Prepare Origami for the RWF World Tree of Hope

  • Most Holy Redeemer Church Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall - the most unique holiday tree in the world.

There are lots of opportunities to help!

PREPARING: We will be preparing origami (folding, wiring, sorting,...) for the tree on October 17 (9am-1pm), October 24 (10am-2pm) , November 14 (9am-1pm). There are additional opportunities to help with preparations - just ask us.  These work days will be at Most Holy Redeemer Church Hall at 100 Diamond Street in the Castro neighborhood.

DECORATING: We will decorate the tree at San Francisco City Hall from Nov. 16 to 20. All of the decorating days run from 8am-2pm.

We can accommodate individuals and groups of volunteers! We have other opportunities to help if those dates do not work for you - email us.

Check out this time lapse video of us decorating last years tree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqq1vrqJTQ

The official tree lighting is on Wednesday, December 2 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at San Francisco City Hall. Admission is FREE! Info: http://www.worldtreeofhope.org/tree-lighting/

* To volunteer to decorate you MUST register. Please contact Jeff at jcotter (at) rainbowfund (dot) org please leave a return phone number in your email. Thank you.

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