The Octopus Club
The 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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