What is Giving Tuesday:
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Make Your Gift
You can make a lasting and local impact this #GivingTuesday with support for Face to Face’s life-changing care services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Sonoma County.
$20 – The Most Important Tool in HIV Prevention and Care Provide a confidential/anonymous HIV test for someone. Rapid oral test includes risk reduction information and counseling.
$50- Just Wear it
Help us promote condom use all year long. We distribute condoms at events and venues throughout the community. A case of 1,000 condoms.
$75 – Social Security and Disability Insurance Benefits Counseling
Our Benefits Counselor can help sort out what benefits someone is eligible for, how to apply, how to appeal a denial. One and a half hour session.
$100 – Train a Speaker to Share Their Story and Make a Difference Our Speakers’ Bureau goes into local schools. Positive Speakers connect on an emotional level with students in a way that informs, inspires, enlightens, and reduces stigma.
$500 – I Have HIV, Now What?
Sponsor a newly diagnosed person. From an initial comprehensive intake and assessment, through referrals, case management, hand-holding and hugs, the first six months are crucial in getting care and services in place.
How to make your gift today: Make a donation using our secure online form. Your gift will be counted on Tuesday, November 29, toward our $15,000 fundraising goal
Thursday, July 21 Rialto Cinemas 6868 McKinley St.
F2F movie night at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol is back and it is an Absolutely Fabulous affair!
Not only will you be among the first to catch Edina and Patsy’s onscreen antics, a portion of your ticket will support F2F HIV prevention and care services programs. Plus, visit this link to print a coupon for 15% off the Ab Fab menu at Rialto Cinemas on July 21
Movie synopsis: Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
Like you, our clients, staff, and volunteers have been devastated by the fires which swept through our beloved county in early October. Our compassionate team of professionals kept the doors open during the week of the fires, fulfilling our mission through limited services.
Even with these recent losses, we have never been more optimistic about the future. We will rebuild. We are #SonomaStrong.
At Face to Face our focus is on beating HIV. We have tremendous hope: rates of new HIV infections in the county are on the decline for three consecutive years. And, with continued focus, together we can get to ZERO new HIV infections in Sonoma County in the very near future.
HIV medications are working as prevention: The FDA’s approval of Truvada as PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)–taken once a day by HIV-negative individuals–has proven up to 99 percent effective at not transmitting HIV. Astounding results when you consider condom use at only 78 percent.
Not everyone who is at risk for HIV in Sonoma County is on PrEP or necessarily know their HIV status. Therefore, we provide free, anonymous and confidential HIV testing at our office and in the community. During each test counseling session we offer PrEP referrals to HIV-negative individuals. You make our HIV prevention services possible.
We know that you are being called upon more than ever with requests for your volunteer time and financial support. Thank you for considering making a gift to Face to Face on #GivingTuesday–a national day to kick-off the end of year giving season.
North Bay Stage Company cordially invites F2F Clients to enjoy the show! Choose one of these dates: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 or 17. Shows start at 8pm all dates except for matinees at 2pm on Sunday May 10 and 17.
Please contact your case manager for tickets.
A little bit about the show:
Witness for the Prosecution – based on a short story by Agatha Christie, North Bay Stage Company is proud to present the story that deals with the trial of a man accused of murder of a wealthy older widow, named Emily French. Since Mrs. French made him her principal heir, not aware that he was a married man, things look bad for Leonard’s defense. But the final blow come when someone close to him agrees to testify, not in Leonard’s defense, but as a witness for the prosecution.
F2F Programs Director Meghan Murphy, pictured on the right, participated in an informative radion discussion with West County Health Centers’ HIV Medical Director Dr. Michelle Davey.
Hosted and moderated by Greg Miraglia, the conversation was centered on the use of the drug Truvada as a strategy to prevent the spread of HIV. The panelist also discussed the efficacy of PrEP and what it takes in Sonoma County to obtain a prescription.
In partnership with the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, we are hosting this free workshop for people living with HIV/AIDS to complete Wills, Advance Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney.
All documents will be notarized for free. Please RSVP to your Case Manager by calling 707.544.1581.
Things to bring to the workshop:
Photo ID (CA driver license, CA ID card or passport)
Name, Address, and Phone Number of the following people:
Executor of Will
Any person you want to give a gift or personal item
Agent for Medical Power of Attorney
Agent for Financial Power of Attorney
All documents will be notarized for free. The AIDS Legal Referral Panel is a nonprofit organization that helps people living with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health status by resolving their legal issues.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Noon to 5pm
Noon – VIP Entrance
1pm – General Admission
This not-to-be missed beer festival is an opportunity for you to showcase your brewery to more than 1500 attendees, comprised of beer-lovers, beer-makers, and beer-bloggers. Beerfest is a benefit event for Face to Face, whose mission it is to end HIV in Sonoma County while supporting the health and well-being of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
Here is how you can help:
Become a Sponsor – Pour Your Beer – Promote Your Brand!
Cool sponsorship benefits range from having your logo on a lot of our Beerfest stuff to great exposure with space in the VIP tent. Plus, we have key media partners like Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, as well as cool social media tools which will help us maximize your exposure.
As a sponsor you will receive a booth under the VIP tent from Noon – 5pm. Brewery sponsors will be asked to donate beer and to serve 300 VIP guests with 2 ounce pours for the first hour (you might consider a specialty beer to pour during that time). The VIP tent will become accessible to all festival attendees from 1-5pm, so you will get your brand in front of all 1500 guests!
This is the first year in our festival history we are offering a VIP experience. As you might imagine we are pretty stoked about it. We hope you will become a part! Sponsorship gifts range in price from $250 to $5,000.
To register for Beerfest, please visit our website or fill out the attached form and return to Face to Face no later than Friday, March 20.
Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year of peace and happiness
Artist Dan Scannell has designed a gorgeous holiday card to benefit Face to Face. The cards measure 4.75 x 6.5 and include eco-friendly clear envelopes that allow for the serene image to show.
There are two ways to share our message of peace:
1. Our volunteers will hand-address cards to your friends and family and mail them out in time for the holiday season. The message on the inside of the card reads: “Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace: A thoughtful gift has been made in your name to Face to Face | ending HIV in Sonoma County.” Simply send us your list and our team of Elves will get to work! $5 donation per card
2. If you plan to mail the cards on your own, we will be happy to send you as many as you need. The message on the inside of the card reads: “Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace” $25 for a pack of ten
We’re collecting warm coats for those in need in
Sonoma County – people living with HIV, those without
homes, those with low income, and our beloved seniors.
Winter coats, socks, hats, and rain ponchos for men,
women and kids would be warmly appreciated.
Donations can be dropped off at Face to Face, 873 Second Street, Santa Rosa, 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday
through Friday, from now to December 19.