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2016 Red Dress Party San Diego a 'complete success' organizers say

Overall, organizers say that The Red Dress Party San Diego was, "was a complete success.”
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Isaiah Walter

The Think Red Project, presenters of the Red Dress Party San Diego, have some exciting news about the success of this year’s event.

Thie 2016 Red Dress Party organizers wanted to up their fundraising goals over last year, and managed to do so.  

The annual event, held on Oct. 8, raised $20,000 to benefit San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative (SDHFC), a group established in 1990 help bring awareness and support to the San Diego HIV and AIDS community through education and fundraising.

Although they didn’t sell out the event, their monetary charity goals were reached because of generous sponsors and giving individuals who opened their wallets and their hearts to contribute to the cause.  

 SDHFC, the designated beneficiary, helps the community by offering grants to 501 (c) (3) organizations which then use the money to further advocate, support and educate those affected by HIV and AIDS.

Organizations such as Mama’s Kitchen and Christie’s Place offer services to families and community members who have been touched by the disease.

The Think Red Project says their mission is not only to raise money, but awareness and they measure that aspect by attendees and ticket sales.

This year they counted 661 people as ticketholders and the actual amount of attendees as 600, which is 100 more than last year.

“What’s even more exciting is this contribution is likely all ‘new’ money; meaning, we believe this donation isn’t taking away from other philanthropic activities.” They say in their official blog. “The part-fun-part-fundraising appeal of Red Dress Party San Diego is adding money to the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborate that wouldn’t have been donated otherwise.”

None of the board members, executives or volunteers receive any money, “The costs incurred are purely for business expenses and event production plus anything related to it.”

The organization says that just because the event is over, doesn’t mean you still can’t donate to the cause.

Overall, organizers say that the 2016 Red Dress Party San Diego, "was a complete success.”

For more information on The Think Red Project click HERE.