The Blue Ridge Pride Center has partnered with the EqualityCard Project as a fundraising opportunity.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Blue Ridge Pride Center, 121 College St., has begun its partnership with The EqualityCard Project, with a share of the proceeds returned to the center for its programs and sustenance.

The project provides those who qualify with a traditional Visa credit card, with one percent of all the cardholder’s purchases being returned to an LGBT non-profit of one’s choice, i.e., the center.

No out-of-pocket costs are incurred by the cardholder, nor any annual fees assessed. Contributions are also tax-deductible.

There is also a corporate version of the card for business owners. Employees who make daily purchases on behalf of their employer will help to add more opportunities for contributions to worthy causes.

To obtain one, visit the EqualityCard website and use the invitation code, 2069, when applying.

In other news, the center will hold a follow-up meeting to further discuss the upcoming LGBTQ Wedding Expo, being held on April 9. The center is seeking volunteers and assistance with the event, including public relations, sponsorships and vendor recruitment, as well as educational program development. Join the meeting at The Asheville Downtown Association, Board Room, 29 Haywood St., at 1 p.m. Email to learn more.



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