Social Aide Society
DCVariety Social Aide Society was created to provide a safety net for uninsured variety artists, primarily in the DC Metro area. The organization is funded solely on donations, and powered by volunteers.
The name was inspired by the turn of the century organizations that would throw parties to help out other members of the community when they were in need. It was what people did before there was health insurance.
April, 2021 will be our first Carnival fundraiser!
More details soon!
OUR LAST EVENT:
We hosted a birthday benefit at the Red Palace (DC), Friday evening, Sept. 16th. This event served 3 purposes.
1. to pad the DCV safety net fund.
2. to raise awareness of the fund and the need that it fills and
3. to celebrate Mab, Just Mab’s birthday! The best gift I can think of is supporting variety artists when they need it most!
While the fund is small now, we hope to see it grow to the point where it can sustain itself! From the money we raised last April, we saved 2 local artists from eviction, and helped out Jelly Boy (a sideshow performer who plays at the Palace) while he was in a coma! Not bad for such a small start!