Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monica Pope - Dining Out for Life Chair
German-born, Texas-reared chef Monica Pope has been revolutionizing Houston's culinary scene since she debuted her first restaurant in 1992. Pope shares her passion for connecting local farmers and consumers with cooking classes, an online cookbook Eat Where Your Food Lives, plus Sparrow Bar + Cookshop and Beaver's restaurants. Pope has enjoyed national recognition in the form of a James Beard award nomination and a spot competing on the 2010 second season of Top Chef Masters on Bravo. She is the only female Texas chef to be named Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine thanks to her inventive, "eat where your food lives" cooking style.
About Dining Out for Life: Dining Out for Life is an annual dining fundraising event that raises money for AIDS service organizations across the country. Since 1991, Dining Out for Life has been produced by HIV/AIDS service organizations in order to raise funds for their local communities.
For one night of the year we encourage all Houstonians to Dine Out and Fight AIDS.
Volunteer - Be an Ambassador!
Really love this event? Become an ambassador for Dining Out for Live. As an ambassador, you are assigned a participating resturant to "host" the evening, pack the restaurant with your friends and family and let your guests know what the evening is all about.
Can't make it to a restaurant? Check out these other opportunities:
Starbucks - Art Auction
April 24th - "Have a Latte, Save a Life"
3407 Montrose Blvd
On Thursday, April 24th, Starbucks will be hosting the 10th Annual, Silent Art Auction featuring pieces of artwork from talented local artists. Sip on a latte, bid on art, and support those living with HIV/AIDS. Proceeds from this day-long silent art auction benefit AFH and Dining Out For Life.
Houston Astros - "Dining Out at the Ball Park"
April 26th - 6:10 PM
Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics
Enjoy a night out at the ball park with discounted tickets on Saturday April 26th as the Houston Astros take on the Oakland Athletics. $5 from each ticket sold will benefit AIDS Foundation Houston. To receive the discount, click on the "T" icon next to the Saturday, April 26th game and enter password AFH in the offer code/password box and press OK. Purchase your tickets today!
As a monthly donor with AIDS Foundation Houston, your commitment will provide year-around support to sustain the programs that provide food for empty pantries, housing and starter kits for the previously homeless and a summer of barrier-free experiences for children who attend our youth programs.
See what we offer our monthly donors
AFH Selected to Receive Governor's Award
Thursday, April 17th - 11 am
AFH has been selected by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to receive the Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award on Thursday, April 17 at 11am in Austin, TX.
AFH will accept the award on behalf of its prison initiative, Wall Talk, which provides HIV/STD peer to peer education to incarcerated men and women in over 90 prisons across Texas. The award recognizes organizations and individuals across the state whose efforts help offenders and those who are on parole or probation. Official press release.
Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to AIDS Walk Houston!
As we add the money collected at the event and all the matching & pledges are added to the total, we fully expect to hit our fundraising goal but don't stop now! We have until April 18th to hit our goal.
See more photos from AIDS Walk 2014
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"The independence of taking care of myself and my apartment has been so great! I have learned to cope with life's ups and downs and how to become a real human being. I know at last that I'm not dying and that I have a future." - AFH Client
For 31 years, your support has given a future to thousands of Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS.
Together we can change lives.
See a full report of AFH's impact in Houston.
OUR MISSION AND GOALS
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) leads the innovative efforts in the prevention of new HIV infections and empowers individuals, families, and communities affected by HIV/AIDS to create and sustain healthy lives.
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. envisions a supportive community free of new HIV infections where individuals affected by HIV/AIDS lead healthy and productive lives without stigma and discrimination.