RAIN is one of the largest HIV nonprofits in the Carolinas providing direct client services. The organization is widely recognized for its unique model and expertise in working with persons living with HIV.
MISSION: RAIN empowers persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free.
VISION: RAIN envisions ending HIV in our community.
RAIN's Board of Directors made the unanimous decision to move forward with hosting RAIN's World AIDS Day Luncheon in person. COVID precautions for the event include a vaccine requirement for all guests, volunteers and patrons of the event. This year's luncheon will be a vaccinated only event. We will continue to monitor regulations and recommendations on large event gatherings from local, state and national officials and adjust our plans accordingly.
Established in 1988, World AIDS Day – December 1 - was the first global health day and honors the memory of those who've died from HIV. Each year since RAIN’s inception in 1992, we have paused to remember those lost and to unite as a community in the fight to stop the spread of the virus. In the early years, we gathered in holy places and on the street corners to read the names of those that had died.
Several years ago, we began gathering for a luncheon, sharing news about RAIN, honoring local heroes in the HIV field and hearing from one personally touched by HIV.