You’ve made a lot of progress, but there’s still a long way to go…

To date individuals and organizations have contributed nearly $13,000 to the Lavender Heights Rainbow Crosswalk Project. The rainbow-striped crosswalks to be installed at the intersection of 20th and K streets are projected to cost approximately $35,000 for installation and maintenance.

Why does it cost so much? Because it’s not just a matter of slapping down some paint: the crosswalks must meet city codes for street construction and signage. Colored stripes will be embedded into depressed strips in the asphalt of the street; the paint will have a long-lasting, durable rubberized texture and will be luminescent for night-time safety. Cost estimates are based on projections from a contractor who has installed similar crosswalks in other cities.

Will the project come to fruition? It all depends on you. While we have the support of the Midtown Business Association, Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen and local business owners and residents, the project will be funded from private donations. We must raise $35,000 before construction can begin.

Want to help? Share the news with your friends. Like us on Facebook. Make a donation. Or consider hosting a fundraising event or party at your home. The Rainbow Chamber Foundation has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for the project and has made a $500 contribution. Because the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, contributions to the project are tax-deductible.

For more information about the Lavender Heights Project and the rainbow crosswalk, visit our Facebook page and share it with all your friends, or contact the Chamber office at businessmanager@rainbowchamber.com or 916-266-9630. Help us spread the word about this historic project commemorating the heritage of Sacramento’s LGBT community.

Rainbow Crosswalk Donors
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
David Carr
John Woodward
Michael Sestak
Ian Montgomery
Paul Weubbe
Bonnie Osborn
Heath Buckmaster
Falcon F. Lee
Gary B. Ferderer
Jason McCoy
Eric Brummer
Michael Olman
Nicole Ruszczycky
Ralph West
John Linker
Catherine Smith
Robert Longer
Patrick Riordan
Mark Peters
Adele Sakler
Elizabeth Campbell
Aaron Avery
Laura Braden
Charles Malone & Roger Lundberg
Jacques Graber
First United Methodist Church
CGNIE
Lumens Light + Living
Mayflower Building Partners
Jewish Community Foundation from the Rosenbaum Family Philanthropic Fund
Richard Hernandez