Well, I’m broke.
I’m in month two of paying off Sallie Mae, which means to stay sane and engaged in my community without paying any money my best bet is to volunteer.
I’m always enjoyed volunteering, it’s one of the most interesting things because it’s free to get involved in, you meet great people, and it’s always for a good cause.
This time it was with the AIDS Fund Philly GayBINGO. A monthly BINGO game raising money for AIDS/HIV education, prevention, and services at the Gershman YMHA. Every month has a theme and this month was Broadway….well, it was more like go down Broadway seven blocks, take a right and cross the river into Jersey, Broadway.
The co-stars of the show: The BVDs. The BINGO Verifying Divas who entertain, including Ivana Tinkle, Eva Destruction, Julianne Fries, Thunder Showers, Summer Clearance, and Stella D’oro.
My jobs included setting up tables, food, and sorting condoms. Justintime came along to help me out, which is always fun.
My true calling? Blotters!
Next month is 16 Candles to celebrate the Sweet 16th anniversary of the event.
Tickets: $25 for Reserved Floor
$20 for Balcony
Location: Gershman Y (401 S. Broad)
Intersection of Broad & Pine
Center City, Philadelphia.
Time: Doors open at 6PM and games begin at 7PM.
GayBINGO! has a running time of about 2 hours.