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Providing aid for HIV services, hunger programs and support for homeless and disenfranchised youth 




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Nov. 2: A Hell of a Story: Kathy Griffin film screening with Q&A, Castro Theater

November 13: Soirée on the Bay II, Celebrity Eclipse, SF Cruise Terminal

December 9: Help is on the Way for the Holidays XVIII, Marines' Memorial Theater

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REAF’s founders, the late Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet, envisioned a world without AIDS when they created this agency. REAF’s focus has always been, and continues to be, to support AIDS services until there is a cure. With recent advancements in HIV treatments and promising research for a cure however, REAF has expanded our focus areas of what we support andalso supports programs that provide food for the needy and programs that support homeless and disenfranchised youth in addition to continued funding for HIV programs in the SF 
​Bay Area.

Beneficiaries for our 2018 events to date include Meals On Wheels of San Francisco, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Positive Resource Center and AIDS Legal Referral Panel.  

silent & live auctions

Our year-long sponsors to date

All REAF events feature live and/or silent auctions to help offset the costs of productions and increase revenue to our beneficiary partners. Donors to our auctions receive recognition on our event website as well as onsite in the auction and in the auction handout at the gala. Live auction donations are also promoted from the stage during the auction as well as special promotions through social media. To make a donation to one of our live or silent auction packages, email us at or click the link below to download a donation form.

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