The Damien Center and Damien Cares will be closing at 12PM on Friday, December 14th. We will not be offering HIV or STI testing after 12PM. Normal hours to resume on Monday, December 17th.

Lunch will still be served in The Damien Center's lobby at normal time. The Walgreens Pharmacy will remain open until 3PM.

February 19, 2015

Three easy ways to give that don't cost you anything: Part 1


Friends, we have an important question. Do you do any of these things?

  • Use a credit card
  • Shop at Kroger
  • Buy things on Amazon

Yes? Us, too! Lucky us and lucky you, each of these just became a super easy way to give back to The Damien Center, and they won't cost you a penny. We know it's not always easy to give as much as you'd like to causes you care about, so read on for three easy ways to make your everyday spending a little more philanthropic!

Let's start with the credit card. We've recently developed a partnership with The EqualityCard Project, an organization that has created a unique tool to allow philanthropic-minded individuals and businesses to give back to organizations like ours that support equality for all individuals.

The EqualityCard™ Visa is a great way to support our mission, without any additional expense to you. Here's how it works: The EqualityCard™ is a traditional Visa credit card that donates an amount equal to 1% of all of the cardholder's purchases to the LGBT non-profit of their choice. There are no out-of-pocket costs for the cardholder, and no annual fee to use the card. 100% of the amount donated to us on your behalf is provided by The EqualityCard Project, and best of all, the donation is tax deductible for you!

If you own a business, the corporate version of the EqualityCard™ allows you to generate similar donations to support our organization, without affecting profitability. EqualityCards™ can be issued to any number of your employees, for the routine purchases that they make on behalf of your business every day. Business owners, we hope you'll consider giving to The Damien Center through the EqualityCard™ Corporate Giving Program.

Best of all, The EqualityCard™ Visa is easy to set up and operates like other standard credit cards. We'd love for you to check out our partnership. Consider applying for an EqualityCard™ and designating The Damien Center as the beneficiary for your donations. You can do that by visiting the EqualityCard™ website at and using our invitation code: 2053.

Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 - more easy ways to give that don't cost you a penny!