On behalf of the board, volunteers, staff and—most of all—our clients, thank you for seizing the moment and supporting of AIDS Services of Austin. The generous gifts donated through Amplify Austin are vital to the success of our 11 award winning and life changing programs and the more than 7,000 Central Texans who depend on them.
In total, our supporters raised more than $115,000 which will be amplified by a matching gift from the St. David’s Foundation. Over 600 non-profits participated this year, and because of your support, ASA was among the top ten for the second straight year. Your generosity will provide critical support services, as well as food, medicine, dental care, legal services, social support, and countless other day-to-day needs of Central Texans living with HIV and AIDS.
Gifts like yours helped us serve more than 1400 people living with HIV and AIDS and provided prevention education to over 7,600 in our community last year! Every day, your support goes to work in our community, touching the lives of countless individuals. Individuals like Denise.
When Denise found out she was HIV positive she says, “It was like a bucket of ice water had been pour over me. I felt numb.” But with the help of ASA, Denise moved from a place of confusion into a position of knowledge and power, building important skills and feeling better every day about her journey. The fulltime guardian of her granddaughter, Denise has important years ahead of her, thanks to her work with ASA she “knows I’ll be around to help her.”
We could not do this work without the commitment of supporters like you. Today is an awesome reminder of our communities commitment to the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS.
For all of this, and so much more, we thank you for helping ASA support the people most in need.