December 1 is World AIDS Day, the international day to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to remember those who have died of AIDS related illnesses. This year, the theme for World AIDS Day 2016 is Hands Up for HIV Prevention, and your support can go further than ever to help us prevent transmission of HIV.
HIV Community Link’s mission is to ensure wellness for individuals and communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C through prevention, education and support. We work with individuals and communities using a harm reduction approach, and are committed to ending the associated stigma and discrimination. Our vision is to empower choices, engage communities and end transmission.
So many of our clients need support this year and we want to help as many as we can. Your donation will help us to enhance the wellness of all of our long term clients and support those who are newly diagnosed. Even a small contribution can make an impact:
- $50 will provide one-on-one supportive counseling to a person living with HIV
- $100 provides warm winter toques and mittens to 20 of our outreach clients
- $300 allows us to organize a nutrition workshop for people living with HIV to learn how to prepare nutritious, cost-effective meals
- $500 will help 25 of our clients with their basic needs such as food and hygiene supplies
Today your gift will have double the impact. A generous anonymous donor is matching all donations dollar for dollar up to $15,000 for any donations received before December 31, 2016. Please take advantage of this opportunity to make your gift go twice as far! Thank you in advance on behalf of those who will benefit from your generosity,