PCCNCF Takes On GAAP Services

The Gainesville Area AIDS Project (GAAP) has been providing services to people with HIV/AIDS (PWA’s) in Alachua County since 1992.  As a small organization GAAP has struggled with recruiting volunteers and fundraising to support those services.  As a result, GAAP’s resources have declined to the point where the organization is not able to sustain those critically needed services. In September of 2017, the GAAP and PCCNCF Boards of Directors agreed that PCCNCF will take financial and administrative responsibility for the services previously provided by GAAP.

Effective January 1st 2018 GAAP ceased operations and the existing organization formally dissolved. GAAP is now a program of PCCNCF and will be managed as a committee of PCCNCF made up of the individuals who have providing GAAP’s services.

GAAP services to PWA’s are:

a.    Food Services – (Lunch on Tuesdays)
b.    Gainesville Harvest – (Distribution of food received from Gainesville Harvest)
c.    TREE – (Distribution of household goods)
d.    Client Services – (Direct assistance to clients with one-time special needs)

PCCNCF is asking for your support for GAAP services as we look to develop long term funding streams for the program.  If you wish to designate a monetary donation for GAAP, make your check out to PCCNCF and put GAAP in the memo line or click on the GAAP button below and make a donation online.

We are also asking for the donation of TREE Project items such as laundry detergent, shampoo & soap, shaving cream & disposable razors, toothpaste & toothbrushes, bathroom tissue, household cleaning supplies, and bleach.  Donations of these items can be dropped off at the Pride Center during our regular operating hours.  If you would like a donation box for your organization or business, please call us at 352-377-8915 or send us an email at pccncf@pccncf.org.


Tell Governor Scott to Protect LGBT State Employees

Florida’s veterans fought for the values all Americans hold. We believe in freedom, opportunity, and hard work.

That’s why it’s surprising to learn that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) veterans aren’t guaranteed employment protections in Florida. Those who fought for our country can be fired from their jobs simply because of who they are or who they love. That’s wrong by any measure. If you can volunteer to fight for our country, you shouldn’t have to worry about losing your job because you’re gay or transgender.

Add your name to the petition calling on Governor Rick Scott to sign an executive order guaranteeing employment protections for all Florida state workers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.

To sign this petition which will run through the end of the year, please visit:

PCCNCF Welcomes New Business Member: Sunday Assembly Gainesville

Sunday Assembly is a secular alternative to traditional church.   It was started in London in 2013 and has spread to countries in Europe as well as to the United States, Australia and South Africa.   Its motto is “Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More”.

Sunday Assemblies always feature live music, an interesting speaker, a personal reflection and poetry.  Gainesville’s first Sunday Assembly was held in January, 2016.  Sunday Assembly Gainesville (SAGA) was accredited in February, 2017.   It gathers the third Sunday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Fe College’s CIED Building, 520 W. University Avenue, and is followed by a pot-luck lunch.   Sunday Assembly also has a monthly reading and discussion meeting, a game night, and a brunch.

We “help often” by providing hard-boiled eggs each week to Grace Marketplace, and occasionally preparing dinner there.  We also collect donations for the Home Van and St. Francis House.

Past speakers have included Mayor Lauren Poe, Pegeen Hanrahan, Barbara Oberlander, Dr. Steven Benner, Peggy MacDonald, “Hutch” Hutchinson and Paul Ortiz.

Our website is SAGainesville.weebly.com and we are SundayAssemblyGainesville on Facebook, Meet-up,Twitter and Instagram.

Gay Movie Night

Hosted by Pride Community Center on the last Friday of each month at 7:30pm, this is a free service to the LGBT community. A $2 donation is requested to cover snack and refreshment costs.

November 24: “Eastern Boys”

Arriving from all over Eastern Europe, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught by the police and deported. When the middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian who calls himself Marek for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash. What Daniel intends only as sex-for-hire leads to a home invasion – and then an unexpectedly profound relationship. The drastically different circumstances of the two men’s lives reveal hidden facets of the city they share.


Community Game Night

Join a diverse group of gamers for both new and classic games.

Board Games
Dice Games
Card Games

Play ours or bring one to teach us!
On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

From 6pm to 8:30pm at PCCNCF 3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609

PCCNCF is Seeking Responsible Volunteers for Key Positions

PCCNCF is YOUR Community Center and we can only continue to succeed with your help. We are looking for folks to fill some key volunteer positions at the center. We need an Education Events Coordinator, and a Program Coordinator. Each of these positions is important to the ongoing success of the center and only require about two hours a week commitment after the initial training period. If you are interested in helping out, please check out the position descriptions or talk to one of our Board Members.

We can’t do it without you!