The Holiday of HEROs (H.O.H) program allows us to partner with other AIDS organizations and hospitals in Georgia to provide children with one item they need and one gift they want during the holiday season. Our partner organizations include Jerusalem House, AID Atlanta, and AID Athens, as well as pediatric AIDS clinics in Atlanta, Macon, Augusta, Albany, and Savannah. An HIV/AIDS diagnosis for those living in low income families, which is our highest service population, usually comes with great financial difficulty due to healthcare costs and the inability of an infected adult to work consistently.
Last year, we served 300 children throughout the Georgia area. The growth and success of this program is largely dependent upon volunteers, sponsorship and sufficient in-kind donations.
The following are four opportunities individuals, groups, or organizations can support H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. in reaching its goal:
1. Child Sponsorship
H.O.H. is driven by the generosity of individuals, families, church organizations and local businesses who "adopt" children. Matching children with donors and delivering the gifts to the kids before the holidays requires tremendous coordination. Donors will receive only age and gender appropriate "wish lists". Donor and recipient personal information is strictly confidential. Wish lists are typically distributed to donors in early to mid-November. If you are interested in this opportunity, please download, complete and submit the HOH Donor Registration form located on the right.
2. Organizing a neighborhood/company drive
Individuals, organizations and groups are invited to band together to collect clothing, books, gift cards, toiletries, coats, blankets, dolls, toys, electronics, etc. and donate directly to client needs.
3. Monetary donations
You may mail a check to H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc., 580 W. Crossville Road, Suite 204, Roswell GA 30075 (please indicate "Holiday of HEROs" on your check). If you prefer to make an online contribution, please visit www.heroforchildren.org/donate.
Groups/Individuals have the opportunity to volunteer in the following areas:
- Wrapping gifts for children
- Holiday party event setup
- Manning food and activity stations
- Handing out gifts during holiday party
- Cleanup and breakdown after holiday party