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


April 12: Spring Shopping Event benefiting REAF, Bloomingdale's Men's Store on 4, 6 to 8pm

April 20: Donna Sachet's SONGS FOR NO REASON: My Big Gay Comedy Extravaganza, Russian Center, 8pm

June 17: Broadway Bares/San Francisco Strips 3 -Top Shelf COCK.TAILS: DNA Lounge. 

August 19: Help is on the Way XXIV,Herbst Theater

Other events to be announced throughout the year

Click to hear the "Help is on the Way" theme song by Nancy Lamott.

The Impact of REAF's Funding

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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 in 2015 and capitalize on our 22 year history of successful fundraising through quality entertainment events. REAF also 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, Larkin Street Youth Services, Positive Resource Center and AIDS Legal Referral Panel.  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will also benefit from our One Night Only Benefit Cabaret series and Broadway Bares/San Francisco Strips III.

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 auctions@richmondermet.org or click the link below to download a donation form.

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation​