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apply for a pwa grant 

We love helping and working with local PWA (Persons with Aids/HIV) organizations. If you are interested in one of our yearly PWA grants, please complete the questionnaire and send it to us. Grant applications may be submitted until October 31st to be eligible for a grant presented at the Armorettes Anniversary Show in January.

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History and Mission: The Armorettes is a legendary camp drag organization, established in 1979, during the darkest era for gay men, with the emergence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As the epidemic became rampant across the gay community, many individuals found themselves without jobs, housing, or the ability to cover health care costs. The original six decided enough was enough. The Armorettes was born with a simple mission, to fundraise money to support the Atlanta community during its grapple with HIV/AIDS and that mission continues to be important today. To date, the Armorettes have raised over 2.3 million dollars benefiting various charities within the Atlanta community to support those suffering from and living with HIV/AIDS.

Expectation for Grant Approval

Disclaimer: The Armorettes do not have specific requirements for grant approval other than your organization providing HIV/AIDS services to individuals. However, participation from the applicants is highly encouraged, such as attendance at shows and sharing of events on social media and e-mail blasts. Grant applications may be submitted at any time but must be received by October 31st to be eligible for January grants at The Armorettes Anniversary Show. Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview with the group at one of our monthly meetings. Applicants may also be considered as a direct beneficiary for a specific show or special event, therefore submitting an application as early as possible is encouraged. Selection of charities for any event is based on a vote of the current members of the group.We would love to get to know you just as much as you get to know us, so we hope to see you at a show!

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