[UPDATE] Flying M Valentine for AIDS Auction Beats Last Year’s Total
The charity art auction at Flying M Coffeehouse that we mentioned last week ended up bringing in big bucks for charity. Over 250 local artists donated pieces, and if you bought one, show us the pic!
Flying M Coffeehouse offered the chance to bid on some great pieces by local artists, with proceeds to charity. The Valentine for AIDS event benefited SNAM --Safety Net for AIDS Program, which is an emergency fund for people living in Idaho who are HIV positive. It was back in 1994 that Flying M started this Valentine art benefit show and it's become an annual tradition that Flying M says has raised almost half a million dollars to help those living with HIV and AIDS so far.
And add another $25,000 to that total now. Boise Weekly said the 10-day bidding war brought in a total of $26,958 this year to benefit the Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare's SNAP program. That's $800 more than last year.
If you bought some of those paintings, or clothes, collages, sculptures, or jewelry pieces, we'd love to see the pic. Feel free to post it on our Facebook page as a comment with this article.
We love supporting local artists. And we love caffeine too. Thanks Flying M!