The Auen Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) in support of the organization’s food voucher program. The Auen Foundation began its support of AAP in 1999, and the organization was one of the first in the Coachella Valley that the Foundation ever funded.
“Our main priority is to provide nutritional support to our clients, and we couldn’t do it without our ongoing partnership with the Auen Foundation,” says Mark Anton, Executive Director of AAP. “Donations begin to slow as we move into the summer months, so this generous donation has come at just the right time.”
Established in 1992, The Auen Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the overall quality of life of the aging population and raising awareness of the precious-end-of-life stage. The Foundation supports charitable programs and services aimed at meeting the social needs of mature adults and their families.
“Through AIDS Assistance Program, we know that we are improving the quality of people’s lives,” says Catharine Reed, Senior Program Officer for the Auen Foundation. “We have watched the food voucher program grow with the support of its many partners, and we are proud to be one of them.”
Since its founding in 1991, AIDS Assistance Program of Palm Springs remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Initiated by a small group of concerned citizens led by the late Gloria Greene and Jeannette Rockefeller, AAP provides food to members of the community with low incomes. For more information, please call 760/325‑8481 or visit aidsassistance.org.
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