Rainbow Youth Tauranga Drop-in Centre Burnt Down in a suspicious fire

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On the night of 15 June, Rainbow Youth's Tauranga Drop-in Centre was burnt down in a suspicious fire overnight. Rainbow Youth's building is 1 of 60 buildings in Tauranga's Historic Village. It was destroyed by fire overnight. The fire began at approximately 12.30 AM.

The details of the attack are unknown. However, this is a very distressing time for Rainbow Youth and the queer community in Aotearoa, especially in Tauranga. While we uncover the details, I am putting up this Give a Little for people to donate to Rainbow Youth during this time.

All money from this fundraiser will be donated to Rainbow Youth. Rainbow Youth does have a form of insurance that we are looking into and this page will be updated with the information regarding the coverage as soon as that information is available.

Here's a list of places you can reach out to:

OUTLine NZ - 0800 688 5463 | outline.org.nz - Queer and gender diverse specific phone and online chat services.

Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland - this connects you to a counsellor or trained volunteer. Lifeline is a suicide crisis helpline available 24/7. Call if someone discloses suicidal thoughts or plans of suicide. The person does not need to be in immediate danger to call.

Youthline - 0800 376 633 - Call to speak to a phone counsellor. Some topics that you might call to discuss would be anxiety, depression, problems between friends, problems at home, disordered eating, general mental health questions

Shaneel Lal's involvement (page creator)

All money from this fundraiser will be donated to Rainbow Youth.

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Jessica 15 hours ago
Rowan 18 hours ago
Devastating news. All my awhi and aroha to the rainbow rangitahi in Tauranga, and through Aotearoa.
G-Gee's Sustainable Fashion
G-Gee's Sustainable Fashion 23 hours ago
Donation from rainbow sales during Pride month. You have our support. Kia kaha x
Hillmorton High School
Hillmorton High School 3 days ago
With best wishes for your rebuild, from Hillmorton High School's QSA student group, from fundraising from a rainbow bake sale and a non-uniform day, during School Pride Week, to celebrate Rainbow Youth at our school.
Langley Twigg
Langley Twigg 3 days ago
From the Team at Langley Twigg Law in the Hawkes Bay, aroha nui x

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