Online business search directory TrueLocal will donate 50 cents to one of 25 Australian charities selected for every business reviewed on its site.

The Rant and Rave For A Cause fundraiser, launched last week, has attracted an array of celebrities including Bianca Dye and Jade MacRae.

Vital GLBT organisation Twenty10 has been hand-picked as one of the lucky charities.

Twenty10 organisational development officer David Moutou said being part of Rant and Rave means they’re part of a very creative and innovative new fundraising effort by an online business.

It has been quite exciting to see all their plans come together and be launched. We are glad that Twenty10 can be an option for people wanting to choose a charity to support that is related to an issue that is important to them and their experience, he said.

TrueLocal is based around nurturing local knowledge and allowing people to raise money for the charity of their choice by doing so.

We are hoping that through our involvement we nurture the knowledge that GLBT people are involved in local communities right across the state.

TrueLocal CEO John Allan said choosing Twenty10 as a recipient charity was easy.

We chose Twenty10 because they provide an incredibly valuable service to people aged 26 or younger within the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community, he said.

At various times in our life many of us can face challenges -“ it’s good to know that there is an organisation that provides support for youth in need and also works with their parents and family members.

I frequently hear of horrendous family stories from older members of the GLBT community, most of whom had little or no support network outside their immediate friends. Twenty10 helps address a real need for today’s youth and their families. I encourage every member of the GLBT community to support Rant and Rave for charity by nominating Twenty10.

info: Log onto truelocal.com.au and submit a review, then choose Twenty10 as your charity of choice.

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