More Than $9,000 Raised at Annual "A Gathering to H.E.A.L. (Virtual) Breakfast"
Keynote Speakers: Bishop Catherine Mutua,
Ms. Glorie Gitonga, and Jennifer Murithi
Musical Soloists: Kelly Triplett and Chin Keong Tan
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.
Inspiring music was provided by two well-known Denver soloists, Kelly Triplett and Chin Keong Tan.
The event was chaired by Centennial, Colorado, psychologist, Dr. Bonnie J. Messer. Honorary chair
was Ann Fort, legendary Kenyan humanitarian from Lone Tree, Colorado. Dr. Donald E. Messer, Executive Director of the Center, emceed the virtual breakfast. Visit our Gathering to HEAL webpage for more details.
Anonymous donors offered a $3,000 challenge gift to help in this battle against AIDS and COVID-19. We will update our incoming donations; presently we have reached $2, 575 toward oversubscribing this goal.
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.
Award Recipients: Rev. Angie Kotzmoyer, Rev. Sharon Langfeldt, Dr. Marjorie Bayes. Event emcee Dr. Don Messer
Exciting News! You are Invited to a FREE Webinar, available anytime through the links below.
This hour long international seminar, sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee and the Center for Health and Hope, features speakers from Kenya and the Philippines as well as persons from the United States. Special speakers will include Bishop Catherine Mutua of Kenya, medical Doctor Neki A. Soriano of the Philippines, Jerry Mallicoat of Dayton, Ohio, and Kathleen Griffith of the General Board of Global Ministries. Dr. Don Messer will serve as moderator.
Participants will share not just theoretical perspectives but personal experiences facing these two pandemics. In fact, Dr. Soriano has just been stricken with COVID-19, but is determined to communicate with us, even as he battles the disease both personally and professionally as a medical doctor. You don't want to miss this!
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
Exploited & endangered, impoverished young women in COVIC-19 pandemic lack sanitary pads & panties.
Consequences grim—increasing pregnancy and HIV infections—as girls seek money whatever way they can to meet their basic human right for sanitary materials.
Offer hope through a program of sexual health education & supplies.
Read more about this important program HERE.
So Thankful- Recipients of Sanitary Supplies, 2019
Charity Navigator's 100% Rating of the Center
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Join us in Celebrating Ann Fort's 96th Birthday!
Several of the Ann Fort Scholarship Students holding a picture of Ann Fort
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." Ann's heart lies within these ongoing projects, and our heart is joined with hers.
Read more about the Ann Fort Kenya Fund HERE and help us celebrate this amazing humanitarian and advocate for those in Kenya by donating $96.00 (or more) for her Birthday.
A HUGE THANK YOU FOR OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO DATE!
SWINGING@AIDS (Virtual) Denver Golf Tournament
Not only did folks show up virtually and on their local courses to golf, but through silent auction proceeds, generous sponsors and donors, and with help from countless volunteers-
we are reporting $49,000 raised to support projects in India, the United States,
& around the world. WOW!!
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.
N. M. Samuel, MD India
Augustin Bahati Rwanda
How Your C.A.R.E. Fund Gifts are Making a Difference!
During a recent International Zoom call, we spoke with three respected leaders and recipients of CARE Fund resources. They each expressed their gratitude & shared how they have reached out amid the global COVID-19 crisis to help impoverished children, women, and men survive both COVID-19 & increasing starvation in their countries.
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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.
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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.