IMG_0655The Octopus Club is a grassroots, volunteer fundraising arm of AIDS Services of Austin dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund through annual events and parties. The Paul Kirby Emergency Fund provides emergency financial assistance to those living with HIV and AIDS in Central Texas. These funds are distributed to individuals for basic living needs through AIDS Services of Austin on a case-by-case basis by our case managers.

There are times when, due to the inability to work or to the costs of healthcare and medications, our neighbors with HIV and AIDS need help. When they have nowhere else to turn, the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund at AIDS Services of Austin is a helping hand of last resort.

The Octopus Club is unique in that it is an all-volunteer organization, so every dollar raised at an Octopus Club event or party goes directly to the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund. Hosts and Corporate Sponsors are the financial backbone for each party and event. Without their support, the Octopus Club parties would not be possible. Since 1989, the Octopus Club’s annual events and parties have raised over $1.2 million for the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund.

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