This non-profit really cares about the clients that they serve. The people that they help are vetted to ensure the donor's donations go to those who really need it. The also show real compassion for them too. I am impressed with them.
Incredible organization with kind and caring people behind the helm. It amazes me what a paid staff of 1.5 people accomplish.
Love what you folks at AAP do. Looking forward to your Evening Under the Stars with Gladys Knight. Happy to support you again and happy to write this review for you.
One of the few "down home" charities that has small staff but with its large cadre of volunteers does a great job in serving the needs of the under-privledged and sick in the Desert. I donate my time and money to these folks and have done so now for over 8 years.
An efficient and lovely group of people trying to help those not as lucky as the rest of us. I've held fundraisers for them and not only are they appreciative, but my home always looks like there was never an event. Total respect for their E.D.
This group puts on fun events such as their signature "Evening Under the Stars" which raises awareness of the organization. Great cause.
I've watched my son run this organization and he makes me so proud. As a kid he was more concerned with others 1st putting himself at the bottom. I have had the hoy of meeting some of the clients he helps and it makes me happy to see all the do.
I have heard great things about this organization from one my renters who along with her 2 children have been helped by these folks. I am impressed with the fact they only have 2 staff members. I recently sent them a small donation and the Executive Director took the time to write me a personal note. Very impressed he would do this for $25.00.
Review from Guidestar
I served on this Board for three years some years ago.
This organization does a world of good for so many.
As a radio talk show host here in the Coachella Valley for the last 5 years I have worked with many many charities here. Many charities here do excellent work--but the Aids Assistance Program has always stood out to me. The charity not only saves lives---it changes lives. Clients are treated with great respect and the volunteers do exceptional work. Many charities are top heavy in salaries and overhead--this is not the case here at all. Mark Anton the CEO makes sure that the money that fundraises bring in goes to client services. Currently there is a waiting list of people in need here--would be a wonderful blessing if this wonderful organization got the recognition they so deserve.
In closing and this comes from the heart I can't say enough about the work the Aids Assistance Program does---it is a most deserving organization for your recognition.
Terrific group that does so much to help people with AIDS here in the Palm Springs area. Very low overhead and efficient management. They're highly respected in the community and they do so much good.
This wonderful organization serves a very needy segment of the Coachella Valley and the volunteers, staff and board are very minimal, so they work extremely hard to serve their approximately 500 clients. They are extremely hard working and are a great addition to the area. I'm proud to support them!
AID's assistance program is awesome. Having several friends that are helped by this organization, I can truly say they give endlessly. With an incredibly low administrative fee, they are able to give back to the community, what their donors would expect given back and more. Helping clients with their medications, scheduling, home services, rides to appointments and personal and pet supplies.....their generosity just does not end. Jim Brown
This organization helped my son prior to his death. I was estranged from my son because of my husband's belief's above homosexuality and didn't even know my had AIDS. He called me two years ago to tell me of his situation, and that one of the only reasons he was still alive was because of this organization. My son passed away this last January. The folks in charge of this group should be lauded for the compassion they show and for what they do. I wish so much I could turn back and make things right for my son. I will never forgive myself for allowing my son's homosexuality to be the cause of seperation. I am so thankful that this group was there for him. Bless them.
While I am familiar with a number of charities, AAP stands out from the 'pack' primarily because of the passion that it's director and his very small staff share for doing a job that truly exceeds expectations. The efforts put forth in the many events they oversee are exceptional. Above all of this, they really make you feel your participation IS important and that you ARE appreciated.
This organization runs on a staff of two and a team of volunteers to provide food services to 500 clients. They are a well respected operation that work hard to fund-raise for the $50K per month needed to provide food and food certificates to the men, women, and children affected & effected by HIV and AIDS.
I see this organization in the local paper and doing various fundraising events year around and applaude their efforts to care for the citizens who are living with AIDS in the Palm Springs area.
AIDS Assistance Program helps out the most needy in the community with food, both with vouchers and a home delivery to those who can't make it to the office. This is all done with a team of very devoted volunteers and with a staff of only two. They are a pillar of the community and are a very well respected organization.
I first became familar with this organization two years ago as a friend from Los Angeles invited me to attend the organization's "Evening Under the Stars" where Mary Wilson of the Supremes was entertaining. During this event I purchased an auction item. A few days later I went to their offices to pick up my item and witnessed one of the employees comforting a lady who had stopped in apparently to inform them of the death of her son who was a client of the organization. The gentlemen that was their was so kind and caring to her, I overheard her saying "thank you for helping my son for the last 7 years, you made a difference". From then on I have been donating to them. I also saw them on the local CBS station and a month long segment of the good they do.