This year, Scott and Dave, owners of Frog Meadow Oasis for Men are hosting their annual benefit online. Here’s how you can help and win a ton of great prizes.
Frog Meadow Oasis for Men will once again host its Annual AIDS Benefit now through July 15, 2017.
The benefit will also feature a Chinese auction with over $10,000 in fabulous prizes! Proceeds are donated to AIDS Project of Southern Vermont (APSV) who provides services to people living with HIV/AIDS & their families in Windham, Bennington, and southern Windsor counties.
APSV’s prevention program joins the power of social networks with the drive to find people who do not yet know they are HIV-positive, to offer them HIV testing and counseling, to help connect them to care – and to make sure they have access to medication, food and case management support.
“Unfortunately, APSV’s funding is at risk as Federal HIV/AIDS funding has changed dramatically over the last few years, in ways that do not benefit our rural communities,” notes Frog Meadow’s Dave King.
“To help meet these increased financial needs, we’ve transitioned the event to a new online-only format. We have been very fortunate that during the past 10 years we have hosted thousands of men from around the globe and this is a great opportunity to engage with our community of guests, friends and supporters worldwide and not limit participation only to those able to physically join us at Frog Meadow for the day”.
King’s Husband Scott Heller also notes, “Plus, this is no longer a single day event. To maximize proceeds, the online benefit & Chinese auction will launch in early June and will run for several weeks to allow as many to participate, whenever is most convenient for them. Winners will be selected on July 16 and notified by email, and all donations are tax deductible.”
Here’s how you can participate
Click here to participate in the fundraiser and Chinese auction.
With a suggested $35 donation you’ll be automatically entered into a Grand Prize raffle drawing for a Deluxe “Discover Gay Vermont” weekend for two, including lodging, gourmet meals, specialty food and distillery tastings and more.
The Chinese auction
A Chinese auction is similar to a Silent auction with a bit of a twist. When you purchase auction tickets, you get to pick the items you would most like to win.
Chinese auction prizes include original paintings that celebrate the male form, Vermont Adirondack furniture, travel gift certificates, VIP Tickets to Conan O’Brien TV Show, music and theater company season passes, gay ski week and much more.
Over $10,000 worth of goods & services will be given away. Tickets are available for $2, $5 and $10.
We had an incredible visit at Scott and Dave’s Frog Meadow last month. Take a few minutes to check out this important fundraiser and enter to win some great prizes.