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Calling all holiday helpers: Donations needed for local families affected by AIDS/HIV

  • Julie Robinson of Harrisburg and Carbondale, and Billy Taylor of Carmi prepare to make AIDS Holiday Project deliveries.

    Julie Robinson of Harrisburg and Carbondale, and Billy Taylor of Carmi prepare to make AIDS Holiday Project deliveries.
    Courtesy of the SI AIDS Coalition

 
Submitted by the Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition
updated: 12/21/2021 9:14 AM

The Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition needs help sponsoring low-income homes affected by HIV/AIDS in the 19 southernmost counties of Illinois.

Currently there are eight homes that need sponsors, including two homes with kids. In Saline County there are three households that need sponsors (one with kids); there is one home in Gallatin County (with kids); and one home each in Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson and Williamson counties.

To sponsor a family, call or text (812) 480-0204; email SIAIDSCo@gmail.com or message us on Facebook Messenger.

The coalition can provide the family sponsor with a wish list, or it has volunteers that can do the shopping for those who make a donation. Make a donation can be made by sending a check to: Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition, P.O. Box 3595, Carbondale, IL 62902, or donate online at TSAGL.org/Donate.html.

Suggested donation amounts are: A grocery store gift card for $25; a single-person household for $50; a two person household for $100; a small household with kids for $200-$250; or a large household with kids for $400-$500.

Donations of ANY amount are appreciated and make a real difference.

For updates about the project, please visit Facebook.com/SILAIDSCoalition.