The best deals for all your favorite Austin restaurants and businesses are at La Gift Card Fete! Join hosts The Octopus Club and INK for a shopping party featuring gift cards from Austin retailers, accompanied by pastries and mimosas! All gift cards are 20% face value with 100% of every single penny raised benefiting the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund, which serves as a cash fund of last resort for clients of AIDS Services of Austin!
La Gift Card Fete 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Noon – 2 PM
Alori Properties Office
509 Oakland Ave.
Austin, Texas 78703
Check La Gift Card Fete’s Facebook event page for an updated list of participating retailers. If you’re a business owner that wants to participate, contact The Octopus Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Octopus Club, INK, and the Paul Kirby Fund
The Octopus Club is a grassroots all-volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund at AIDS Services of Austin through annual events and parties. Since its founding in 1989, the Octopus Club has raised more than $2.1 million for the fund, assisting more than 800 AIDS Services of Austin clients. It raised more than $140,000 for the fund in 2014 alone. INK is a spinoff of the Octopus Club whose mission is Uniting Young Professionals, Advancing the Paul Kirby Fund, and Promoting Safe Sex. Its most recent fundraiser brunch in June raised more than $4,000 for the fund.
The Paul Kirby Emergency Fund at AIDS Services of Austin provides emergency financial assistance to individuals infected with or affected by HIV in Central Texas. These funds are distributed to individuals for basic living needs on a case-by-case basis. Services paid for by the Fund include assistance with emergency food, housing and utilities, medical care, medication, and transportation. When they have nowhere else to turn, the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund is a helping hand of last resort.