The Issue: Housing for People with HIV/AIDS
According to the CDC, there are currently 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, and housing experts project that approximately half of these people will require some form of housing assistance during the course of their illness. There is little to no funding for housewarming kits, which could help those affected with this illness feel more comfortable in their new homes.
The Campaign: Housewarming Kits
If this Grassroots campaign raises $400, then NO/AIDS Task Force can provide 40 people in its housing program with a housewarming kit. The kits, which can be tailored to individual client's needs, include basic toiletries such as towels, bath soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shower curtains, as well as kitchen items including plates, glasses, and silverware. Each additional $10 donation will fund a housing kit for another client in the housing program.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
NO/AIDS Task Force
For more than 29 years, NO/AIDS Task Force, a United Way Partner agency, has worked to reduce the spread of HIV while protecting the rights and dignity of HIV-affected individuals. Working with the recognition that HIV/AIDS has physical, mental, emotional, and social complications, NO/AIDS assists its clients with a wide spectrum of outreach services at little to no cost, including a medical clinic, food pantry, and housing. Additionally, NO/AIDS offers free oral HIV-testing with state-certified counselors at a variety of sites in the greater New Orleans area.