Rainbow Café virtual gala raises $5,500


CARBONDALE — The Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center raised about $5,500 with their recent virtual gala and online auction.

Rainbow Cafe Board Chair Tara Bell said that the event had more than 250 views on YouTube.

She said that the center will used the money to assist in procuring more spacious, open accommodations to resume programming for youth, young adults and families in a pandemic-safe environment, adhering to all IDPH guidelines in order to continue creating safe, affirming spaces for the LGBTQ community of Southern Illinois.