Paint the Castro Red on December 1, 2012

Mollie Stone’s is proud to sponsor Paint the Castro Red together with the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation’s Help Is On The Way For The Holidays XI.

Taking place on World AIDS Day – Saturday, December 1, 2012 – Paint the Castro Red commemorates the many San Franciscans who have been lost to AIDS and inspire our community into action by raising funds for HIV/AIDS service providers and offering free HIV testing.

Mollie Stone’s Castro, along with other upper Market and Castro Street businesses, will be donating a portion of proceeds from the day’s sales to this cause. When you shop at Mollie Stone’s Castro on December 1, 2012, 10% of your total purchase will be donated to local HIV/AIDS service providers, including the AIDS Emergency Fund, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Maitri, National AIDS Memorial Grove, Positive Resource Center, Project Inform, Project Open Hand, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Shanti and Visual Aid.

Keep reading for the Paint the Castro Red schedule of events!


  • 7am-11pm: Shop at Mollie Stone’s Castro, 10% of proceeds from your purchase will be donated
  • 10am: Supervisor Scott Wiener visiting Mollie Stone’s Castro
  • 6pm: Free screening of “How to Survive a Plague” at the Castro Theatre
  • 8:30pm: Candlelight vigil in Harvey Milk Plaza

Want another way to make your purchase at Mollie Stone’s count? Look for Belevedere Red Vodka, which will donate 50% of its profits to the Global Fund.

UPDATE 12/6/12: Thank you to everyone that shopped at Mollie Stone’s on December 1, 2012, to support Paint the Castro Red! Mollie Stone’s donated $4,372.82 to support local HIV/AIDS service providers.

From left to right: Michael Stone (Mollie Stone’s), Saurabh Bajaj (Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center), Sara Kunitake (Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center), Michael Huey (Mollie Stone’s), Leigh Illion (Positive Resource Center), Michael Smithwick (Maitri Compassionate Care), David Bennett (Mollie Stone’s)