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.
The AIDS Crisis isn’t over, and our mission goes on. Please tour our website to learn more about this 100% Volunteer organization, what we do and how we do it. We think you’ll stay to help us put the “fun” back in “fundraising”!
CONDOM DISTRIBUTION NETWORK (CDN) Each month, CDN distributes 3,300 volunteer-assembled safe sex kits to 81 sites in the city. Each kit contains condoms, lubricant packets, a prep chart, and a card with ASA testing sites and hours. CDN also takes a holistic, community-based approach to prevention by providing personal hygiene kits to Austin’s homeless population […]
“Free Your Mind, Know Your Status” is a call to action emended in the art wrapping the side of ASA’s testing van. The artwork was created by ASA staff member, Marcus Sanchez. In between ground-up community building at The Q and prepping for the upcoming sixteenth annual Art Erotica show, we sat down with Marcus to talk about the van […]
You’ve probably heard us talk about the amazing volunteers we have at The Q and how vital they are toMpowerment. We like to share the cool work and events happening in our space so I just have to tell you about last night! Texas Department of State Health Services conducted a focus group with our Core Group […]
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