Giving Back to the community of Puerto Vallarta
Over the years BeefDip has helped raise over $105,014 CAD to local charities through our Tidal Wave Pool Party and Fundraiser. We have teamed with several charity organizations over the years and the latest to join are SETAC and RISE Orphanage.
In 2021 because of the COVID lockdowns we organized a “virtual festival” and fundraising. ON BEAR FEST was a 2-day festival hosted by TikToker Harry Fries and featuring our resident talent Benjamin Koll, Jose Spinnin Cortes, Giaco and DJ TK along with international guests DJ Chris Cox, Tom Stephan, Branden & James and Ariel Perazzoli.
Benefitting SETAC and Puerto Vallarta Food Bank (which has been helping the Vallarta community with food for people who has lost their jobs due to the global pandemic) we raised close a little over $2500 USD that were split and given to both charities.
OUR CURRENT CHARITIES:
SETAC Puerto Vallarta
SETAC, the LGBTQ Community Center of Puerto Vallarta (www.setac.com.mx), announced an important donation of $180,140 pesos, received by the organizers of Beef Dip, an annual party that takes place during the months of January and February (www.beefdip.com). “Year after year, the international community of bears comes to Puerto Vallarta to have fun”, explained Paco Arjona, Executive Director of SETAC. “The donation will be used to continue fulfilling the mission of the Community Center: to eradicate HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in the LGBTQ community of the Jalisco Coast and Banderas Bay region”.
“We are truly grateful to Steve Buczek, organizer of BeefDip, for always taking us into account when it comes to supporting local civil associations,” he added.
The SETAC Community Center is located at Aldanaca 178, 4-A&B, corner with Viena, in Colonia Versalles. In addition to offering rapid HIV testing and procurement, the Community Center organizes film screenings, group discussions and other activities to support the local LGBTQ community.
For more information, call (322) 224-1974, email email@example.com, visit www.setac.com.mx, or follow SETAC on Facebook.
Vallarta Food Bank
The COVID pandemic took a very big toll on the Vallarta community as it is mainly a tourist driven economy. Vallarta Food Bank’s work is focused on providing meals to people in need, specially the ones whose way of live was hit hard by the lockdowns. We started working with this charity in 2021 and continue to do so, always aiming to help this beautiful community that has given so much to BeefDip and our friends worldwide.
Please donate at: www.vallartafoodbank.com