60 days. 60 LGBTQI+ people to help. You can make it possible.
About the Campaign
Rainbow Railroad is a non-profit organization that helps LGBTQI+ people seek safe haven from violence and persecution.
At this moment, hundreds of LGBTQI+ lives hang in the balance, and we can help at least 60.
#60in60 is Rainbow Railroad’s end of year fundraising push, aiming to raise over $600,000 to support Rainbow Railroad’s six life-saving programs that help LGBTQI+ people escape persecution and violence – ultimately providing support for at least 60 LGBTQI+ people in need, right now.
Every gift provides the necessary resources to fund these programs, and our work around the world.
On average, the total cost to give one person a path to safety is over $10,000, the total cost to provide direct livelihood support to one person is up to $2,500, and it can cost up to $25,000 to fund a critical international partnership.
In 2020, 3,451 people sent in requests for help from all around the world. Over 5000 have done so already in 2021. In spite of border closures and the COVID-19 pandemic, Rainbow Railroad has successfully relocated over 150 people so far this year, while providing vital complementary support to over a thousand others. We also continue to advocate for systemic change that would enable us to help tens of thousands of people in need.
Our community of fundraisers is key to the success of our campaign so we’ve made sure you’re prepared with our Third Party Fundraising Toolkit full of resources.