Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I am doing AIDS Walk again this year to help with this ongoing health issue, and especially to support the Castro Country Club (castrocountryclub.org), which will receive 80% of the funds I raise.
The Club is located in the center of the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, and effectively works, on the ground, to help folks with addiction problems to move out of desperation to become happy, contributing members of the community.
Like the rest of us, the Club has been affected by COVID. Within the local guidelines, the Club continues to maintain a presence in the recovery community, with online and socially-distanced events. Volunteers have used our time to refurbish the property of the Club, to prepare for our physical reopening soon: we'll go back to having our sober meeting space and cafe open 365 days a year. We'll continue our job training program. We'll continue our social events, and our culture of volunteers, working one-on-one, saving each others' lives.
I understand that you may have other pressing needs, but I hope you'll consider giving at least a little to this cause. (Note that AIDS Walk takes minimum donations of $15, but I will welcome any amount--just contact me personally if you prefer to give that way--I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org.)