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Philanthropy

So this is the moral of my odes:
Twice beautiful is beauty
And what is good is doubly good…

–Pablo Neruda

At Ode, we believe in supporting the community that supports us. Each month we will donate 5% of our in-store profits to a local organization committed to improving the Pioneer Valley and beyond. In turn, any purchase you make at Ode will directly benefit those in need.

June & July 2017

Out Now

Ode will be donating 5% of profits from the months of June and July to Out Now, a youth-led, adult-advised queer youth organization that works to promote harm reduction, self- determination, and community building through anti-oppression organizing.  Since 1995, Out Now has been the only LGBTQ youth organization in Springfield.  

Out Now originated as a weekly support group for LGTB youth from the greater Springfield area. Upon starting there was one advisor and no more than five young people regularly attending weekly meetings held in a donated church space.  Now, over 20 years later, Out Now has grown its youth membership, added advisors, increased visibility, become a nonprofit, and now holds an important voice in the local movement for peace and justice.

As a small community organization that prioritizes individual and community empowerment, Out Now relies on the support of our local, regional, and national family.  Offering programs and workshops to the LGBTQ community such as Youth Leadership Training, Harm Reduction Education, a Drop-In Safe Space, and much more.

Drop into Ode to help us support this incredible organization and support the LGBTQ community!