Our Charity

Lost-n-Found Youth

Furry Weekend Atlanta is thrilled to announce that for 2024, we’ve brought aboard a new charity partner that we feel matches our updated mission statement: 

"Furry Weekend Atlanta is a community-driven, volunteer-led organization that is devoted to providing memorable, educational, inclusive, and safe experiences where our community is encouraged to explore and express their true self."

We recognize the incredible diversity within our creative and passionate community. We are not just a gathering of like-minded individuals but a vibrant tapestry of unique perspectives and experiences. We believe it's essential to channel our support towards causes that resonate deeply within our community and, with a high queer population within the fandom, LGBTQ+ issues have a profound impact on many members of our community. This is why we are happy to announce that starting in FWA 2024 we are extending our support to our new charity partner: Lost-n-Found Youth. 

Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based organization dedicated to helping homeless LGBTQ+ youth find stability, safety, and a place to call home. The choice to direct our efforts towards Lost-n-Found Youth is not a departure from our commitment to animal welfare; rather, it is an acknowledgment of the pressing issues faced by LGBTQ+ individuals, particularly now, during these turbulent times. This decision reflects our commitment to creating a compassionate and inclusive space where every member, regardless of their background, feels seen, heard, and supported. 

In the past, Furry Weekend Atlanta has proudly supported the Animal Park at Conservator’s Center, a wonderful organization dedicated to the welfare of our furry friends. We truly love the mission and all the amazing people at APCC and we want to emphasize that our commitment to animal welfare remains unwavering. To that end, we are continuing to support Animal Park at Conservator’s Center by providing a space and a platform to do what they do best at our event. You can find out more about Animal Park at Conservator Center and donate to their cause by visiting them at https://animalparknc.org/ 

As a community built on love, acceptance, and the celebration of diversity, we feel a responsibility to extend our paws of compassion to those who need it most. Lost-n-Found Youth aligns seamlessly with our values, and we are eager to contribute to their incredible work in creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth.

You can find out more about Lost and Found Youth by visiting their website at https://www.lnfy.org/


- Directors