The Shooting Stars Foundation is unique in many ways. Their mission statement describes it best: “We produce unique special events with passion, integrity, and innovation to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS”. Performers, artists and celebrities alike come together to put on these entertaining fundraisers which have included events like "Gambado", "Fit for a Queen", "Motown Meltdown", "Undercover" and, probably their most famous event, "Vancity Starry Nights". This past Thursday, at the Vancouver Club, the foundation held their "Stellar Celebration" reception where they handed out $80,000 in grant presentations to the various community based HIV/AIDS beneficiaries. Among the recipients were BC Persons With AIDS Society ($10,000), Western Canadian Pediatric AIDS Society - Camp Moomba ($5,000), Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation ($10,000), A Loving Spoonful ($7,500), McLaren Housing Society ($10,000), Positive Women's Network ($10,000), ASIA - Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS ($3,000), DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board ($2,200), DTES Women's Centre ($3,000), Wing's Housing Society ($5,000) and the Heart of Richmond AIDS Society ($4,000). One grant of $10,000 was also given to the Shooting Stars Endowment Fund.
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