The Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina is a remarkable agency doing remarkable work for those living with HIV/AIDS and their families through compassionate and non-judgmental care, prevention, education and advocacy. I love supporting this organization because they have great passion for their work and clients. The staff and volunteers also give with an uplifting message and spirit and a wonderful sense of humor.
Fundraising for the AIDS Alliance of the Carolinas is a year round effort but I will challenge you to find a more fun way to get involved and support a nonprofit organization. Here are a few events coming up in the fall of 2011.
Have you ever attended a Drag Bingo event? Get a gang together and go! Emceed by AAS-C Executive Director John Paul Womble and the fabulous Drag Queen Mary K Mart, you are in for a night of bingo fun. Entertainment is provided by the BVD’s – Bingo Verifying Divas between games. Tickets are $20 and include bingo cards and a chance to win fabulous prizes from local merchants. In addition the last game of the night is a 50/50 game with a prize of up to $500!
You can attend alone and have a wonderful time but Drag Bingo is best appreciated with a gang of your BFFs. Each event has a different theme. Past events celebrated Lady Gaga, TV Moms, Las Vegas, Country Music and more. Once you see the effort put into the costumes and choreography you’ll appreciate what a labor of love the program is for all the volunteers.
Works of HeART was established in 1991 and has auctioned over 3,300 pieces of art raising over $1M for Alliance of AIDS Services Carolinas. This year’s event will be held Saturday, October 8th at Progress Energy Center. The public preview is open from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The Silent Auction takes place from 6:00 to 7:45pm followed by the Live Auction at 8:00pm. Tickets are just $20 for this Gala event.