Children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS often face not only the horrible realities of the disease itself but also a unique world of fears and anxieties and a potent social stigma that can pervade their everyday lives. A resource for those trying to cope with the social and emotional burden of HIV/AIDS, Project Kindle provides educational programming and helps youth and families affected by the disease participate in creative, fun activities with people who share their experience.
Camp Kindle, a Project Kindle program, holds events throughout the year—including nine-day summer camp sessions in the West and Midwest—that provide a safe, fun environment in which kids affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS can shed their self-consciousness about the disease and be open about their fears. During the camp sessions participants take part in a rich array of educational and recreational activities, including arts-and-crafts programs that help them find a creative means of expressing their feelings. Kids can work on bracelets, AIDS-ribbon lanyards, pictures for loved ones at home, and other artistic endeavors as they enjoy more than a week of social interaction that can strengthen self-esteem and relieve emotional stress. Campers attend Project Kindle's events at no expense to their families, including travel, meals, and program costs.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Project Kindle provide children impacted by HIV/AIDS with arts-and-crafts projects that can help them explore, express, and cope with their feelings. If G-Team members can raise $500, Project Kindle can purchase arts-and-crafts supplies for 200 Camp Kindle participants. Each additional $10 raised will purchase a Camp Kindle welcome packet, which includes hygiene kits and a camp T-shirt, for one child.
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