Global Solidarity. Shared Responsibility.
United Methodist Global AIDS Committee Virtual World AIDS Day Worship Service - December 1, 2020 at 1 p.m. CST
The worship service will be free and available to all online at Facebook.com/UMCglobalaidsfund and
The theme of the service will revolve around the theme of this year’s World AIDS Day – Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility –and will feature a message from Bishop Julius Trimble of the Indiana Episcopal Area, chair of the Global AIDS Committee, music by Jorge Lockward of the United Methodist Church of the Village (New York, NY) and a testimony by William Brawner, founder / executive director of the Haven Youth Center, who is living with HIV. The worship service was conceived and designed by the
Rev. Dr. Youngsook Charlene Kang (Vice-Chair of the UMGAC) with video production by United Methodist Communications.
Happy Holidays! Celebrate AND Help Others By Giving The Gift Of Hope
During November a Virtual Holiday Silent Auction will provide great gifts at various prices.
Click on the image above to view the Silent Auction website.
Money raised will help families lacking food due to COVID-19. Let the bidding begin!!
Have You Visited Our New Gift Store Recently?
We have updated our gift store with new items and giftable cards that you can download and print. Help others while you celebrate this holiday season. We will be adding items during the month of November, so please- visit our Gift Store often. Gifts include: a school uniform for an African child, clean water and sanitation, a goat or a sheep for a woman living with HIV or AIDS, and more.
Visit the store today to see a full list of available gifts.
More Than $9,000 Raised at Annual "A Gathering to H.E.A.L. (Virtual) Breakfast"
Thank you participants and donors for a great event!
Gifts Twice Matched the $3,000 Challenge Offered by Donors!
45 AIDS orphans helped at $200 each per year
Three women from Kenya—Bishop Catherine Mutua, Glorie Gitonga, and Jennifer Murithi—spoke about being on the forefront of dealing with two pandemics simultaneously: HIV and COVID-19. Talented soloists Kelly Triplett and Chin Keong tan perfomed spectacular solos. Two Denver area clergywomen, Rev. Angie Kotzmoyer and Rev. Sharon Langfeldt, were honored with the 2020 Paul and Paula Murphy Human Sexuality Award, for their courageous leadership of the Mountain Sky United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus and for their leadership in advocating and educating about LGBTQ+ Weddings. Also a video filmed this summer showing the honoring of the 2020 Shero of the Year, Dr. Marjorie Bayes, was shown.
Visit our Gathering to HEAL webpage for more details.
Help Save A Young Woman’s Dignity & Health For A Year In Kenya- Give $20 in 2020
Click on Give $20 in 2020 to Donate
Over $5,000 was raised in a campaign called “Give $20 in 2020” to purchase sanitary napkins and panties for 300 young girls and women. Bishop Catherine Mutua requested aid for these impoverished young women.
Exploited and endangered during this COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences can be grim -increasing pregnancy and HIV infections - as girls seek money whatever way they can to meet their basic human right for sanitary materials. $20 funds napkins for a year; $25 adds a gift of two panties
Read more about this important program HERE.
So Thankful- Recipients of Sanitary Supplies, 2019
Charity Navigator's 100% Rating of the Center
Did you know that Non-Profit Groups and Charities receive ratings through a
Non-Profit Group called Charity Navigator?
Charity Navigator ratings "provide clear, objective, and reliable assessments of both the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of charities. By utilizing our ratings, donors can learn how a charity compares on these performance metrics with other charities throughout the country. Donors can be more confident that in supporting those charities rated highly by Charity Navigator, they will be supporting organizations that are more financially healthy, accountable, and transparent."
The Ann Fort Kenya Fund Receives $9,000!
From Ann Fort to Center Friends: "I want to personally thank everyone for supporting the Ann Fort Kenya Fund.
We have held medical camps, provided goats for needy families, built houses for the homeless, provided education scholarships, and donated $4000 to help feed the Center's 361 sponsored orphans during the coronavirus."
Read more about the Ann Fort Kenya Fund HERE.
Several Ann Fort Scholarship Students holding a picture of Ann Fort
How the Center is Responding to COVID-19
Dr Messer shares the impact of COVID-19 on increasing worldwide hunger in this recent podcast.
Recently published in the YourHub section of the Denver Post: "COVID-19 Increases Global Hunger, Local
Non-Profit Responds," written by Dr Don Messer.
Give When Our Worldwide Neighbors Need Us The Most
COVID-19 Action Relief Emergency (CARE) Fund
There is a new urgency to the old challenge of Jesus, who challenged persons to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, and care for the sick. People everywhere are desperate for food, clean water, and medical supplies during this COVID-19 Emergency.
The good news is, we can help! Your gift is making a difference. Funds have been distributed in five countries to ten projects through the CARE (COVID Action Relief Emergency) Fund of the Center for Health and Hope.
We have raised almost $50,000 to date. We will need to continue to raise funds to help in future months. Click here to see a full report of ways your money is making a difference today.
Please join us in supporting some of the world's most vulnerable populations at this time. You may send in a check (and avoid credit card fees) to Center for Health and Hope, 7185 S Niagara Cir., Centennial, CO 80112, or
C.A.R.E. Fund Food, Soap, and Protective Masks Being Distributed in Chennai, India to Children and Their Families Learning English in a Partnering School.
Contribute to Helping End HIV
Please consider the Center for Health and Hope in your charitable giving.
The Center for Health and Hope is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization. Your gifts directly benefit those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS.
Need a Christmas or Hanukkah Gift?
You can now order Center gifts for yourself and for loved ones. Each purchase represents support for persons in urgent need. Download a gift card you can give someone for Christmas or Hanukkah.
The mission of the Center for Health and Hope is to support and advocate for persons infected and affected by HIV and AIDS around the world with programs of education, prevention, care and treatment. As a faith-based organization operating for more than ten years, the
Center was incorporated formally January 21, 2006 as a tax except 501(c)3.