Fundraisers & Events

“Dine Out for NIAC” hosted by Cricket’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar

June 13th, 2019 from 4:00pm-9:00pm

Cricket’s is located at 424 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814

Come join us on June 13th between the hours of 4:00pm-9:00pm for the 3rd Annual Dine Out for NIAC fundraising event hosted by Cricket’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar located in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene, ID .

Cricket’s will donate a percentage of the evening’s proceeds to North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) to help support HIV education, prevention, and linkage to care for our Northern Idaho communities. NIAC staff will be available, at the restaurant, to provide information on FREE screening services, HIV education, support services, and the Mobile Testing Unit (MTU). 

A Brief History of NIAC: North Idaho Aids Coalition (NIAC), founded in 1989 and based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is a non-profit 501(c) 3 community based service organization providing services to populations at risk for, and/or affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). NIAC serves the ten (10) northern rural counties of Idaho. NIAC offers free HIV and Hepatitis-C screenings,  HIV education services, case management care, Ryan White Part B, AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), Idaho AIDS Drug Assistance Program (IDGAP) and Housing Opportunity for Persons Living with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA).

We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening with delicious food hosted by our friends and community partners at Cricket’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar.  

NIAC Would Love to Partner with Your Establishment

The North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) would like to hold a “Dine Out for NIAC” fundraising event at your restaurant. The date is made at your convenience and on this night, we will invite friends and families to dine at your restaurant to raise awareness regarding NIAC services and share with the community how our services are positively impacting our community.

NIAC, Providing Care, Prevention and Advocacy.

For more information about NIAC, please visit http://northidahoaidscoalition.org/

Future Events

National HIV Testing Day, June 27th – Know your Status! On June 27th, 2019 visit us at NIAC for free HIV and Hep-C screenings in tribute of National HIV Testing Day. Each year on June 27,  NIAC observes National HIV Testing Day. On this day, we unite with partners, health departments, and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV screening and early diagnosis of HIV. Help encourage HIV screening on National HIV Testing Day and every day to ensure people get screened for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment services (cdc.gov).

HIV Testing in the United States (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Key Facts

  • HIV testing is integral to HIV prevention, treatment, and care.
  • Knowledge of one’s HIV status is important for preventing the spread of disease. Studies show that those who learn they are HIV positive modify their behavior to reduce the risk of HIV transmission
  • Early knowledge of HIV status is also important for linking those with HIV to medical care and services that can reduce morbidity and mortality and improve quality of life.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines recommend starting treatment as soon as one is diagnosed with HIV and new research has underscored the importance of starting treatment early.

Annual Fundraiser, The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, August 11, 2019, from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Palouse Pride in the Park, Inland Oasis, August 24 – 26, 2019, Moscow, ID, from 12 pm to 4 pm (tentative).

3rd Annual Dine Out for NIAC – Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser September 18, 2019, from 3-9 pm.

Student Health & Wellness Fair, North Idaho College, Student Wellness and Recreating Center, September 18, 2019, from 11 am – 3 pm (tentative).

Thanksgiving to our client’s event – North Idaho AIDS Coalition, November 16 – 20. North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) with the support of a private donor who provides Thanksgiving dinners to clients annually to help them enjoy and celebrate a season of giving.

World AIDS Day December 1 – North Idaho College and North Idaho AIDS Coalition (NIAC) are collaborating again on November 28, 2019 (i.e. time to be announced) with providing free HIV testing, and education. World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day (cdc.gov).

Christmas for kids event – North Idaho AIDS Coalition, December 16 – 20, has worked endlessly every year to obtain donations to provide a “Merry Christmas” for our client’s kids. We appreciate all donations that have been received in the past to support this annual event.