AIDS Outreach Center announced its Evening of Hope fundraiser would go virtual. “Evening of Hope is the annual fund-raiser for AIDS Outreach and funds raised go to the programs for the clients who we serve,” the organization wrote in a press release.
AOC had rescheduled its spring event to Sept. 12 hoping it would be able to stage an in-person event by then. With events including the State Fair of Texas canceling through the fall, they realized there was no safe way to stage its annual gala. “Because of the pandemic, many non profits (including AIDS Outreach Center) are faced with the unenviable task of either rescheduling or canceling their major fundraising events,” AOC wrote.