Club 21 helps children with HIV/AIDS

Past President Becky Wolford spoke to our club this week about Altrusa International Foundation's program, Club 21. Club 21 was established in 1997 to support children infected with HIV and AIDS. With an annual donation of $21, Club 21 members enable children to attend Camp Safe Haven.

Camp Safe Haven gives these children, who are often stigmatized and cast out from schools and sport teams, a place where they can have a sense of belonging and acceptance. Camp Safe Haven volunteers -- doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, and others -- offer support, not only during the camp sessions, but throughout the year.

Club 21 also sponsors the Ghana Health Education Initiative providing vital health information to that high-risk population.

At Tuesday's meeting, an additional 9 Altrusa members plus one guest joined Club 21 and received their Club 21 pins on the spot. Anyone can join Club 21; you do not need to be a member of Altrusa. To join, contact Becky with your $21 donation, or download the Club 21 membership form from this web page.

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