The spring flair was certainly on display this past Easter Sunday for the 32nd annual Bunnies on the Bayou. More than 3,400 people turned out for the annual event--and that meant a record amount of money raised, with $110,000 going to local charities.
The popular 501(c)3 organization that hosts a series of parties throughout the year is best known for the main event on the plaza outside of the Wortham Theater Center on Easter. Despite a late afternoon thunderstorm, thousands enjoyed one of the best Bunnies on the Bayou in recent memory. The group's mission is to raise and distribute funds for charitable, educational and cultural programs that improve the quality of life for LGBT people and promote education and awareness of human rights in the region.
On Sunday, April 28, BOTB distributed checks totaling $110,000 to 16 different charities including:
- Mentoring Educating & Nurturing (MEN)
- AIDS Foundation Camp Hope
- Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years
- Bayou City Performing Arts
- Houston Area Community Services
- Lesbian Health Initative
- Bering Omega Community Services
- Montrose Center
- LOUD Inc.
- AIDS Housing Coalition
- Spay Neuter Assistance Program
- Pride Houston
- Montrose Grace Place
- Lazarus House