Posts Tagged ‘Broadway Cares’

Hudson Valley Dance Festival

Saturday, October 8th, 2016
Hudson Valley Dance Festival

October 8, 2016
Catskill, NY

Hudson Valley Dance Festival, a world-class dance experience in the heart of Catskill, NY, returns for its fourth year. To meet growing demand, this year’s event will feature two performances, at 2 pm and at 5 pm, again transforming the 115-year-old wooden warehouse at Catskill Point into a modern-day dance venue.

Hudson Valley Dance Festival has raised an impressive $323,630 for the most vulnerable among us. The money raised helps Dancers Responding to AIDS and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provide grants to AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, including seven based in the Hudson Valley. The area organizations receiving grants in 2015 were Alliance for Positive Health in Albany, Animalkind in Hudson, Community Hospice in Catskill, Hudson Valley Community Services in Hawthorne, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center in Kingston, Matthew 25 Food Pantry in Catskill and TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) in Congers.

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ARCS Receives $5K Grant from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has provided a grant in the amount of $5,000 to ARCS to support its Client Emergency Fund.

Equity Fights AIDS was founded in October, 1987 by the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. Money raised through the efforts of Equity theatre companies across the country was specifically earmarked for The Actors’ Fund’s AIDS Initiative. Broadway Cares was founded in February, 1988 by members of The Producers’ Group. Money raised was earmarked to be awarded to AIDS service organizations across the country, including Equity Fights AIDS. In May, 1992, Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Cares merged to become Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Board of Trustees of this newly established not-for-profit fundraising organization assumed the missions of the previously separate organizations and continues to fund the social service work of The Actors’ Fund and to award grants twice a year to AIDS service organizations nationwide.

BC/EFA has made contributions to ARCS’ Client Emergency Fund each year since 1999. This Client Emergency Fund (CEF) provides monetary assistance to clients in order to avoid eviction, loss of telephone service, or other crucial services. Our case managers currently work with over 1,000 HIV-positive clients and their families. In many cases, a crisis that is completely unrelated to an illness, i.e., a rent payment, telephone bill, insurance payment or other emergency need, can devastate a person who is attempting to live an independent and healthy lifestyle with dignity. Our staff work to empower clients and assist them in applying for local assistance and government aid, but sometimes entitlements are not available or would arrive too late. The CEF allows us to stabilize their lives and get them back on track.

We greatly appreciate BC/EFA’s support for our clients in need. If you attend a Broadway performance that ends with a collection for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, please give generously and rest assured that those funds do indeed return to your neighbors in crisis.