Celebrating FIVE YEARS of building safer communities

I’m happy to pass along news about an exciting milestone and celebratory event for my NYC friends RightRides. RightRides offers LGBTQ folks and women safe, free rides home Friday & Saturday nights. Co-founder and executive director Oraia Reid says,

“We’ve reached incredible milestones this year – 2,000 safe rides home and five years of service!…RightRides is made possible thanks to over 150 driving team and dispatching volunteers, our vehicle sponsor Zipcar and the generosity of supporters like you! Please celebrate with us at the Friends of RightRides Social!”

Friends of RightRides Social

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Anthony Lawrence–Belfair Showroom
53 West 23rd Street, 9th Floor
New York, New York
6 – 9 p.m.

Roaring ’20’s and 30’s swing music provided by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra. Hors d’oeuvres will be served plus complimentary wine and spirits from St-Germain, Smirnoff, Tanqueray, Admiral Imports. There will be a silent auction, awards ceremony, VIP special reception and more! Semi-formal or business attire requested.

With the Distinguished Defender Awards honoring:

Joanne Smith, Executive Director & Founder,
Girls for Gender Equity

Sonia Ossorio, President,
New York City Chapter, National Organization for Women

2 RightRides Volunteers (to be announced)


  • $125 VIP ticket rate, includes private event reception, drink specials, incredible gift bags and more!
  • $50 general admission ticket offered until Tuesday, September 15th $75 thereafter and at door
  • Are you a RightRides volunteer? You receive complimentary admission and can bring a guest for a discounted ticket rate. Are you a student or do you work in the non profit sector? We can offer you a discounted ticket rate too. Please contact us for more info!

All funds raised directly support RightRides, offering women and LGBTQ individuals a free, late night ride home to address gender-based assault. $15 of every ticket is non-deductible. For every general admission ticket sold, RightRides can provide 5 safe rides home. Thank you for your support. Thank you to our Supreme Supporter Sponsor Citi Community Relations and our Progressive Protector Sponsor Zipcar.

Learn more or purchase tickets


One Response to Celebrating FIVE YEARS of building safer communities

  1. hollabackdc says:

    woot woot! we shall be there!

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