Theatre Cares Vancouver raises over $35,000 for HIV/AIDS charities in 2014


Theatre Cares Vancouver Chair Diane Brown handing an $8500 donation to Wayne Campbell, Positive Living B.C.’s President.

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On the heels of World AIDS Day, Theatre Cares Vancouver has announced that they raised $35,000 in 2014 in support of AIDS Vancouver, Positive Living in BC, the Actors’ Fund of Canada and the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Thanks to the generosity of patrons of the Arts Club, Bard on the Beach and Studio 58, each charity will receive $8,500 to further their work. In the photo above, Theatre Cares Vancouver Chair Diane Brown presents the donation to Wayne Campbell, President of Positive Living BC.

Theatre Cares Vancouver has been raising funds and awareness since 1991. Throughout the year, Theatre Cares raises money at various events with the biggest push for donations during Theatre Cares Week, which takes place each year in February.

“Without the generosity of the theatre patrons and the support of local theatre companies, both large and small, Theatre Cares would not be able to do the work that it does,” say organizers.

Theatre Cares Vancouver is a volunteer-based organization with 90% of the funds raised going directly to the charities they support.  Revenue comes from t-shirt and other merchandise sales, the Theatre Cares Martini Bar which makes an appearance at various events in the theatre community throughout the theatre season, and from the funds donated at theatres each night by audience members during Theatre Cares Week.

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