Gathering to H.E.A.L. Breakfast
(Helping End AIDS in our Lifetime)
What an amazing event! A $10,000 matching challenge grant was oversubscribed with $11,510 received and more pledged! Total income received and pledged to date is $21,510!
These funds will provide for computers for 17 AIDS orphans now engaged in post-secondary studies, plus help provide critical school fees and assistance to other vulnerable children. Thank you!
Thanks to Jodi Senter and Bonnie Messer for co-chairing this successful event!
Guest Speaker Rev. Ken Daniell
Shero of the Year Rachelle Schaap and
Center Director Don Messer
Guest Speaker Dr. Bonnie Messer
Musical Performer Edwina Maben
Master of Ceremonies Daryl Walker
The Center for Health and Hope will use funds raised at the annual Gathering To HEAL Breakfast to reach out to help Kenya’s impoverished children and adolescents. Many are unable to attend school, because they have lost their parents to HIV or are too poor to pay the fees.
In addition to our participants and guests, we want to thank our volunteers and sponsors for helping to make this event a success! Click the image below to see our event sponsors list.
HIV and AIDS Conference Encourages Acceptance, Not Fear
The church in Rwanda should no longer fear people living with HIV and AIDS as if they were lions in the jungle, declared the Rev. Marc Baliyanga, dean of the Rwanda United Methodist Provisional Conference, as he opened the HIV and AIDS Conference.
Sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Committee and the Center for Health and Hope in Centennial, Colorado, the event for United Methodist pastors and spouses convened June 9-12 in Kigali. Read more.
Imagine Tutoring Project
The Imagine Tutoring Project provides 3 months of tutoring in English, Math and Science for girls in rural SE India in the 10th and 12th grades to help them prepare for their end of year exams. How they do on these exams determines the path for the rest of their lives!
Since its inception in 2007, over 1200 girls have been tutored and over 94% successfully passed their high school exams.
Parents are dying from AIDS in Africa; impoverished HIV orphans and their grandparents need houses in Kenya. $3,000 builds a home, provides them health insurance & school fees for a year. The Center for Health and Hope envisions building at least ten homes this year--so far donors have stepped up to build eight! This video shows clips from a recent dedication of one of these homes.
Let’s Help Twice As Many Young Women in 2022!
Last year we provided sanitary supplies for 120 girls for an entire year
In 2022 let’s assist 240 young women!
We have raised $5,100 so far—can you help us reach at least $6,000?
For a one-time donation of $25.00 young women receive sanitary supplies for an entire year, along with 2 pairs of underwear. Exploited and endangered, consequences include increased pregnancy and HIV infection as girls seek money whatever way they can to meet the basic need for sanitary supplies.
Social worker Glorie Gitonga says, "With great joy we extend our sincere appreciation to all who supported the poor school-going girls in our HIV & AIDS program. Below are images taken recently during the sanitary supplies distribution."
We've always been global!
The Center for Health and Hope is a Global Ministries Advance Partner.
By giving through the Advance, 100% of your donation reaches your chosen mission project or ministry.
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Food Relief - Thanks to Generous Donors Like YOU!
One of our program partners in Kenya, Social Worker Jennifer Murithi writes,
"I am so grateful on behalf of the caregivers for the relief food you gave them! Yesterday, we distributed food to sixty families, targeting the remote areas- each benefitting as follows:
4 Kg of beans, 5 kg of rice, 4 packets of maize flower, 1 liter of cooking oil. This package will carry each family for two to three weeks (depending on the size of the family)."
Thank you for making this food relief delivery and distribution possible. To support this ongoing need, click the action button.
Need a Gift?
You can now order Center gifts for yourself and for loved ones. Skip the lines, the hassles, the wait at the Post Office, Fed Ex, or UPS!
You will receive a card to print out and give with each purchase. Your Gift represents support for persons in urgent need around the world. Thank you!