Author Archives Kanaka Sathasivan

  • In May, the Helping Hands Food Bank was fortunate to be a part of an amazing fundraiser by the United Court of Austin: The Leather and Lace Ball held at Bout Time 2. Julie Falchuk, the Food and Nutrition Services Manager, and Adam Rodriguez, the Food Bank Coordinator, both got to witness this awesome event […]

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  • One of the greatest things about ASA is that we never turn away someone looking for help, positive or not. Our services are not just focused on people living with HIV, but are for everyone affected by HIV in their lives. We recently had a man call us after receiving some scary news from a […]

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  • This week, we’ve partnered up with an amazing local company: Wearable Hope. Each week they choose a different non-profit to feature on their website, and $10 from the sale of each shirt goes to that cause. (Check out our shirts on the site right now!) I and my coworkers, Scott and Marcus, had the fortune […]

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  • This post was adapted from an article written by ASA for Austin MD Magazine. Read the full issue online. In 1981, a cluster of gay men came down with rare forms of pneumonia and skin cancer. It was soon discovered that these “opportunistic infections”—illnesses that take advantage of a weak immune system—were part of a […]

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  • “It’s not a race; it’s a destination,” Andrew Martin, Medical Case Manager at ASA, explains. This is just Andrew’s second year participating in the Hill Country Ride (HCR), but fundraising through biking comes naturally to him. “I raised $3,000 last year and rode 26 miles, so now I’m hooked!”   First founded in 1999, the Hill […]

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  • This Saturday (April 12), the United Court of Austin is hosting it’s Leather and Lace Ball at Bout Time 2 at 8 PM. The event will benefit the Helping Hands Food Bank, and the goal is to generate 2014 pounds of food (or 3,222 meals!). That means they have raise over $400 to meet their […]

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