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AIN receives donations
AIDS Interfaith Network received a number of
donations over the past two weeks, totaling
about $65,000, to support North Texans with HIV
and AIDS living in poverty.
MAC AIDS Fund made a $25,000 donation to
AIN's meals program, which serves more than
26,000 meals to 500 people. Almost half of these
clients are homeless or marginally housed.
The lames and Gayle Halperin foundation
and The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation
each made $10,000 gifts. DIFFA made a $9,500
grant to the meals program.
The 24th Annual Leo Party and Miss Leo Con-
test at the Hidden Door raised almost $10,000.
Organizer Andy Scanlon called the event and
show "the longest running, independently oper-
ated, volunteer-led fundraiser for an AIDS organ-
ization in Dallas."
In its 24 years, the Leo Party has raised hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars for the clients of
AIN, Scanlon said.
Women's Chorus auditions set
The Women's Chorus of Dallas will hold open
rehearsals for women interested in joining the
Chorus on Monday, Aug. 15, Saturday, Aug. 20,
and Monday, Aug. 22. Interested singers are in-
vited to sit in on a full rehearsal, meet with mem-
bers of TWD, and learn more about becoming a
member. All singers must attend an open re-
hearsal prior to audi tioning to join the chorus.
Regular season rehearsals are held every
Monday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Sam-
mons Center for the Arts, 3630: Harry Hines
TWD performs three season concerts annu-
ally, and this year will perform an additional
concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The
chorus performs many outreach performances,
each season, and the 2011-2012'season already
includes scheduled performances for the Na-
tional Ovarian Cancer Coalition and AIDS Life-
To sign up for a rehearsal, visit TheWomen-
sChorusofDallas.com. For questions regarding
the chorus, the audition process or rehearsals,
contact the office at 214-520-7828 or via email at
Food programs in danger of cuts
Congress is debating cutting programs like
the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women, Infants and Children (better known as
WIC) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assis-
tance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the
food stamp program) and funding for food
banks. The North Texas Food Bank asks people
who are concerned about these cuts to contact
members of Congress to ask them not to slash
these programs. ■
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