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





June 16: Broadway Bares/SF Strips VII: FilmSTRIPS, 10l15 Folsom Street, San Francisco

July 14: Help is on the Way 30th Anniversary Concert & Gala, San Francisco. 

Oct. 5: House Party PS: It's a Mod Mod Worldat the home of Byron Hancock and Len Handeland


The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises funds for local community organizations through the production of quality entertainment events. Proceeds from these events are given as grants to selected beneficiaries in the community.  Areas of focus include HIV/AIDS services, hunger programs, and programs for homeless and disenfranchised youth and seniors.

REAF’s fundraising events featuring many stars from the Broadway stage, film, television, and the recording industry. Events include a flagship concert and gala titled Help is on the Way; a similar holiday-themed concert titled Help is on the Way for the Holidays; an ongoing One Night Only benefit cabaret series of performances featuring the casts of touring Broadway Shows; and Broadway Bares: San Francisco Strips, a burlesque-style strip show in partnership with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

 REAF is proud to have provided more than $4 million in funding to support local non-profit agencies since its inception, and that 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales have always gone directly to its beneficiary agencies.

For more information, please contact Ken Henderson
REAF Executive Director / (415) 264-0926 /

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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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REAF-Palm Springs is now in the Coachella Valley and

REAF-PS is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that relies on individuals and businesses to support on our fundraising events. Here are some ways YOU can support our efforts


Join a Committee – Administration, Auction Team, Event Staging/Décor, Food & Beverage, Lodging & Transportation, Marketing/Public Relations, Photography/Videography, Volunteer Team.

Become an Event Volunteer – sign up for the REAF-PS volunteer email list to keep informed of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

Join the REAF-PS Email List – sign up for the REAF-PS email list to keep informed of upcoming events.

Offer your home as a venue for a REAF-PS House Party to help raise awareness and funds for our events. REAF-PS provides the entertainment and marketing/promotion; you provide the venue, food, and beverages.


Most REAF-PS events offer live and/or auctions that include donations from local businesses. We would love to highlight your business, products and services to the REAF-PS community while raising funds for local non-profit agencies in your community.

REAF's exceptional entertainment fosters genuine community engagement, uniting philanthropists with local nonprofits. For Cathedral City Senior Center, REAF's support has benefited numerous Spanish-speaking families with grandparents, providing essential social services and weekly Food Bank groceries. REAF's presence attracts more resources, volunteers, and attention to our local agencies doing outstanding work. Thank you, REAF, for being a game-changer in the valley. #CommunityChampions #HeartfeltThanks

Vic Ide & Geoff Corbin, Chief Executive Officers
Cathedral City Senior Center

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silent & live auctions

The support from REAF has been so greatly appreciated and it also has made great impact.  The mental health needs of Oak Grove Sanctuary Clients are such that they require ongoing therapy. Funds from REAF helped provide hours from a psychologist that specializes in treating the LGBTQ+ population.  We so appreciate the opportunities provided through the generosity of the supporters that attended the REAF party benefiting Sanctuary PS. I highly recommend this group to others and look forward to working with them again. They are superb event planners and in addition to organizational skills and talent have hearts full of compassion. Their tremendous support helped put on a great party that was a lot of fun for guests but also made a big impact on our mission. THANK YOU!!
Tammy Wilson, LMFT, CEO

The Bent, Palm Springs' only LGBTQ+ theater, was just a few months old and surviving on sweat and hope when REAF selected us to be the beneficiary of one of their fabulous fundraising parties.  The support we received from that event put us on solid financial ground for the first time and gave us the means to purchase rights to a whole season of plays.  We are forever grateful!

— Terry Ray, The Bent Theater Group

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, for which I have volunteered for parties several times, is so amazing. Founded in 1994, they help all kinds of people with medical, dental, mental and practical needs as well as hunger and homelessness in our community. I never expected they would help me.  A huge thanks to Joe Seiler and Ken Henderson for coming-up to me at Oscar's one day and offering to help. There are so many good people here, so many dear friends. I hope I have the chance one day to make a donation back to REAF double in size what was given to me.

Jim Walker, grant recipient