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AIDS Assistance Program gets $15,000 grant from The Auen Foundation

PALM SPRINGS – AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) has been awarded a $15,000 grant from The Auen Foundation.

To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 800 grants to charitable and educational programs and services, primarily in the Coachella Valley.

“This generous donation will feed 160 clients for one month, and this couldn't have come at a better time,” said Mark Anton, executive director of AAP. “June is typically our most challenging month because it’s the end of the season, and the transition to summer is always a hard time in terms of donations. This funding is critical for us to continue providing nutritional support to our clients, and we couldn’t do it without our ongoing partnership with the Auen Foundation.”

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.

"AIDS Assistance Program is a perfect partner for us, as we both aim to improve the quality of people's lives," said Catharine Reed, program director for The Auen Foundation. "The program has a simple premise, but it means so much by helping those with HIV/AIDS to enjoy more healthy, independent lives."

Since its founding in 1991, the AIDS Assistance Program of Palm Springs remains dedicated to providing nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of those surviving HIV/AIDS. Initiated by a small group of concerned citizens, led by the late Gloria Greene and Jeannette Rockefeller, AAP provided meals to members of the community with low incomes and suffering with HIV/AIDS. Since then, the AIDS Assistance Program's client roster has grown to approximately 500 clients.

For more information about AIDS Assistance Program or to volunteer or donate, please contact Executive Director Mark Anton at 760-325-8481 or visit HERE.