2024 LGBTQ+ Proud 2 Build-A-Kit (10/18)


Building a Brighter Future

One-hundred queer and allied volunteers will build 1,500 Back-2-School Kits and write uplifting “Notes of Inspiration” that are placed in each kit – encouraging students to make the most of their time in school and always believe in themselves.

The annual Proud 2 Build-A-Kit event is designed to mobilize the queer community in October is International LGBTQ+ History Month and this event provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the historical and contemporary contributions of the community and carries significant meaning for several reasons…


  • Empowerment: It empowers all students by providing them with the tools they need to succeed in school – fostering confidence, self-esteem, and knowing that others support them. 


  • Inclusivity: The event provides queer community another opportunity to engage in giving back to others while also dispelling false narratives that the community is counter to education. ​


  • Visibility: It raises the visibility of queer history and the contributions made then and now, ensuring that these stories and acts of love are acknowledged and celebrated.