By Jamie Rhodes
WICHITA - Positive Directions, Inc. (PDI), a non-profit social service agency located in Wichita, provides HIV-prevention services, counseling and support to at-risk groups and inmates prior to release, volunteer support, HIV testing, outreach education and condom distribution in a safe and confidential environment. All PDI services are provided free of charge.
In addition to grant and state funding, PDI relies heavily on community support. With ArtAID coming to an end, the staff at PDI is starting a new fundraising Gala entitled Fire and Ice.
Building excitement for the new event, monthly launch parties are taking place until the main show on Jan. 19, 2018 - the Winter Fire and Ice Gala at Abode Venue. The first party, held on Final Friday in July, featured artist Mickey Maddox creating a one-of-a-kind work of art live to be auctioned at the Gala in January. Games, a DJ, and Fire and Ice Gala Tickets available for purchase rounded out the evening at the Positive Directions office and back patio. The next launch party is Bitchy Bingo on Sept. 21 at 7pm at Rain.
At the Winter Fire and Ice Gala in January, patrons will enjoy exquisite dining options, eye-popping ambient entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Main event ticket holders receive entry to the gala at 7pm, with access to all food, entertainment, and bar. VIP entry ticket holders receive entry into the gala at 6pm, for early access to the auction room and reception with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer (until exhausted).
Corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities are also available upon request. VIP tickets are $100 per person, main event tickets $80, corporate tables $1,000 10/table and are available on Eventbrite.
Fore more info call Positive Directions at 316-263-2214, or find it on Facebook at positivedirectionsks. l