The Damien Center News

Nov 21, 2013

Cooking Up Some Fun: Chili Cook-Off, Round Three!

What goes better with a Saturday night in late November than 20+ crock pots full of chili? Raising money to fight HIV, of course! Coming up on its third year, the annual Chili Cook-Off is just two days away, and believe us, the chili is calling your name. There will...

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Oct 30, 2013

McNamara and Bowman honored with Florence L. Elias Compassion Award

This year's Florence L. Elias Compassion Award for outstanding corporate giving went to long-time supporter and Grande Masquerade sponsor McNamara Florist. The award, which was given at the 26th Annual Grande Masquerade on October 19, honors an organization that has, in the spirit of Flo Elias, given generously to...

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Oct 25, 2013

Thank you to our Grande Masquerade sponsors!

The Big Event is over, the disco ball has been lowered, and our sequin accessories have been packed away. But don't worry! We are still in full Grande Masquerade mode over here, which means we're adding up fundraising totals, writing hundreds of thank-you notes, and reflecting on how much fun...

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Sep 24, 2013

Costume Ideas: The Disco Ball Edition

Here's the thing about fashion in the 1970s: it was all about personal expression. Brocade mini dress from Oscar de la Renta more your style than a gold, bell-bottom jumpsuit? Great. Rather sport a Farrah Fawcett feather than a fab afro? No problem. That's what we love about the '70s!


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Sep 06, 2013

Welcome, Damien Center AmeriCorps Volunteers!

This week, The Damien Center family welcomed three new members to our team to help us in prevention and testing, volunteer management, housing, and in our food pantry. Erin, Catherine, and Nahom are joining The Damien Center via the AIDS United AmeriCorps Program, a national AmeriCorps program focusing specifically...

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Aug 29, 2013

Guest Post: Tataya Mato offers support for kids with HIV/AIDS

This week we have another wonderful guest post from our friends as Jameson Camp, who dedicate an entire session of summer camp to kids living with HIV and AIDS. How awesome is that? We think they're rockin' it with Tataya Mato, and we're betting you will too. Enjoy!

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Aug 26, 2013

Allegra Printing selects Damien Center for FootPRINT Fund

When we learned about Allegra Indy East Printing and their FootPRINT Fund for Nonprofit Friends, we jumped at the chance to apply. This unique grant program is, according to Allegra, "designed to aid nonprofit organizations in their quest to create lasting impressions." We want to create lasting impressions, we thought,...

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Aug 16, 2013

Four Reasons to Volunteer for Grande Masquerade: Disco Ball

With our 26th annual Grande Masquerade a mere two months away, we're starting to think about this (always epic) fundraising gala in real-life terms. We're shifting from loosey-goosey pipe dreams of glitzy sequins and shiny disco balls to the more important questions: How many glitzy sequins? How shiny of a...

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