Growing up can be difficult – growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can be overwhelming.

It is important that we support this generation of youth as we want them to grow into healthy adults with strong self-images. Thank you for your help.

Please click the Donate button to use this secure link to make your donation (via PayPal). Check with your employer to see if they have matching program!


 You may also send your tax-deductible donations to:

      OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley
748 4th Street SW
Hickory, NC 28602

By donating to OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley, you help make the dreams of our LGBTQ youth turn into a vibrant reality.

Every Donation Counts!

OUTright Youth is a non-profit organization that relies upon the generous support of our network of individual donors, businesses, the community and grantors. The programs and services that make Outright Youth such a dynamic resource for the LGBTQ youth of our community would not be possible without your financial support.

Your support allows OUTright Youth to keep all services and activities free for every youth who walks through our doors. 

We gratefully accept both one-time donations and sustaining monthly donations from individuals. We also are in need of ongoing support from local and national businesses through in-kind donations and financial contributions.

All donations are tax deductible. Please accept our sincere gratitude for your continued support. If you have any issues with the donation process please feel free to call us at 828.320.1937.

And we rely on foundation, corporate and community grants to pilot new and exciting programs to help LGBTQ youth develop into happy, healthy, and successful adults.

Reasons To Support OUTright Youth

OUTright Youth is the only organization dedicated to providing social, emotional and mental health support for the growing number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their straight-identified allies, 12 to 21 years of age, in the Catawba Valley.

There is an increase in demand for OUTright Youth program activities, safe-school efforts, outreach and community education.

All Outright Youth programs and services are provided free to the youth of our community.


There are numerous ways in which you, as a community member, can assist us as we pursue our mission and vision.

We are especially looking for prospective board members, committee members and assistance at our events.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and forward it to us at:

 OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley

   748 4th Street SW

   Hickory, NC 28602