Texas Bear Round-Up (TBRU) is a "Party With a Purpose" The proceeds from TBRU are donated back to the Dallas Community. The Membership of the Dallas Bears have selected the following local charities as their beneficiaries for TBRU 26.
Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund
The Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund was named in honor of our friend who died of AIDS in 1994. Despite his personal devastation by HIV, Greg taught us all strength and courage through volunteering at various AIDS organizations and helping those less fortunate than himself. Today, the all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization carries on those efforts by enhancing the lives of people with HIV/AIDS in the North Texas area by providing financial assistance for critical needs when resources are exhausted through other local organizations. We are able to provide last resort assistance to those with HIV/AIDS in ways that agencies are unable. Whether it is paying rent, assisting with utilities, paying insurance premiums or providing funding for transportation needs, GDMAF is there to make a difference.
Cathedral of Hope Benevolence Fund
Providing numerous daily/weekly feeding programs, food pantry, hot meals and personal hygiene assistance, GLBT youth services, emergency shelter, youth resources, AIDS crisis
assistance, and more.
We are a people of compassion on a mission of love to feed the hungry and heal the hurting. We challenge all oppression, especially the oppression of queer people both young and old. By embodying grace, we live out our liberation until all are set free.
Access & Information Network (AIN)
AIN works to prevent the spread of HIV and serves persons living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable populations.
Our vision is to offer HOPE and to HELP create a world without HIV/AIDS.
Our purposes include:
Serving People in Need – Addressing practical and healthcare needs through provision of wrap-around support services, health education, linkage to care, and prevention programs
Helping People Stay in Care – Providing programs that help clients to access the range of care and services needed to improve their health and circumstance while achieving better quality of life
Recognizing Treatment as Prevention – Helping clients with HIV remain in treatment that lowers their individual viral loads also reduces the amount of virus in the community and helps stop the spread of HIV
Turning Knowledge into Outcomes – Delivering health education, HIV education, and services to create sustainable prevention