RAIN ensures access to quality, personalized care in a nurturing environment for individuals and their families who are living with HIV and associated chronic conditions so they may live healthier fulfilled lives.
Through education and advocacy, RAIN promotes disease prevention, understanding and dignity for those affected by HIV and for those who are at risk.
Gay Bingo is a wild, fun, outrageous costumes, song, dance, fabulous prizes and totally unconventional bingo games – an unpredictable, exciting night. This annual fundraiser raises money for RAIN. Each Gay Bingo event has it’s own theme, set of special games and rules just for participants!
Since the first event – “Big Hair Bingo” in February 2000, Bingo attendance has grown from the 100 person maximum at the Great Aunt Stella Center to sell out crowds of close to 2,000 people at Grady Cole Center.
Gay Bingo’s motto: “A straight line NEVER wins at Gay Bingo, but our straight friends are always welcome!”
World AIDS Day draws people together from around the world in solidarity to pay tribute to the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS, raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, and celebrate victories that are allowing more people to live longer and healthier lives.
The CDC estimates that every year, 56,000 Americans become infected with HIV. Mecklenburg County is defined by the federal government to be severely and disproportionately affected by HIV disease. Each of us can make an individual contribution to ending the impact of HIV, but when we join together, our impact is forceful.
RAIN invites you to join with other community leaders at A World AIDS Day Luncheon. Your leadership will send a message to Charlotte that there is a strong community of compassion fighting this disease and that no one of us is alone.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Doors Open & Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Luncheon & Awards
We have many different opportunities for you to volunteer with RAIN so please take a moment to review the different opportunities that are available – there is a place for each and every one of you to stand out in the crowd.
The one hour volunteer orientation is from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. If you are interested in attending this orientation please contact Steven Burleson.
Thank you in advance for your interest in RAIN and for wanting to stand out in the crowd.
601 E. 5th Street – Room 376
Charlotte, NC 28202
PARKING: Guest parking spaces are provided for free in the gated lot immediately adjacent to the Children and Family Services building – where RAIN’s office is located.