Why Should You Get Involved?
YOU SEE OUR WORK:
Bolingbrook Pride was established in April of 2018. In our founding year we hosted the first Annual Pride Picnic and Puppies merely 6 weeks after the organic formation of the group. There were 18 local business donors, over 250 attendees, and 35 volunteers that came together in love and pursuit of a more accepting community.
Our second event, last year, had over 1,000 attendees, 45 vendors, 2 bands, 2 food trucks, trans support services, free hug tent, faith village, bounce house, free face painting, community yoga, corporate sponsors, support from the Mayors of both Bolingbrook and Romeoville, 60 volunteers, and family-friendly activities for all ages. At each event, we have been able to support our local LGBTQ families and show the Mayor, trustees, county board members, and Representative Bill Foster that this sort of acceptance is essential to and welcome in our community.
None of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.
YOU SHARE OUR VALUES:
Social Equality: To mobilize the community for inter-sectional work/support to promote social equality.
Voice and Action: To give a voice to the LGBTQ community in Bolingbrook and encourage action in our leaders.
Empowerment: To empower leaders, youth, and community members to make positive changes in our area.
Positive Change: To build a stronger LGBTQ and ally community within Bolingbrook and surrounding areas.
Diversity: To Celebrate and welcome diversity.
YOU WANT US TO HAVE A GREATER COMMUNITY PRESENCE:
Your personal donation of money, goods, or your time helps us put on events and have a larger impact - fostering understanding and acceptance within the greater community. A corporate sponsorship does all of the above AND will help us create materials to hand out to teens and families, advertise events, and positions you as a leader in suburban LGBTQ acceptance.
YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN AN EVENT.
You can download our Annual Picnic Sponsor Opportunities HERE.
Our vendor application deadline has been extended to April 10th!
Vendor Application forms are available HERE.