Theatre Cares, a Vancouver volunteer-run organization of professional theatre artists, provides the performing arts community with a chance to raise funds for important charities. This year they have raised $27,000 for the Actors’ Fund of Canada, the Performing Arts Lodge (which provides safe and affordable homes for people in the creative community), AIDS Vancouver, Positive Living B.C., and the Stephen Lewis Foundation (an organization dedicated to the relief of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa).
Since 1991, Theatre Cares Vancouver has been raising awareness and funds for people in their community living with challenges such as HIV/AIDS. Throughout each year, the organization raises money at various local theatres, whose generous patrons give donations. Of especial help this year were The Arts Club Theatre, the Vancouver Opera Association, and Bard on the Beach.
Interested in learning more? See the Theatre Cares Vancouver website for a listing of participating theatres and more information.