The Dallas chapter of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS recently presented grants to 18 AIDS service organizations in North Texas.
Greg Haynes Johnson, chairman of the DIFFA/Dallas Board of Trustees, said the number of organizations receiving grants has risen steadily since 1988, when DIFFA/Dallas began. That increase, he said, is due in part to federal cutbacks in funding.
He said that the success of DIFFA/Dallas’ popular, long-time event, the annual Jacket Collection show and auction, and a newer event, Dining By Design, allowed his organization this year to “grant even more money to supplement these organizations that make such an incredible difference in the lives of those living with HIV and AIDS.”
He added, “We recognize and thank all of our volunteers and sponsors that made these grants possible.”
AIDS service organizations receiving grants included AIDS Arms, White Rock Friends, Legacy Counseling, AIDS Services of Dallas, AIDS Services of North Texas, AIDS Interfaith Network, Resource Center of Dallas, AIDS Resources of Rural Texas, Sister’s Gift, AIDS Outreach Center, Tyler AIDS Services, Dallas Legal Hospice, Tarrant County AIDS Interfaith, JPS Partners Together for Health foundation, Children’s Medical Center, Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, Urban League and Bryan’s House.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 28, 2007