How do we truly thank your organization for the difference it has made to our clients during the Christmas season? Being such a small non-profit organization with much of our budget coming from donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, community groups, and fundraising, your help is invaluable to us.
We had a new (er) client coming in to us. She had been coming in for approximately 4-5 weeks, not speaking to anyone. She appeared extremely shy. We would try and engage her and she would put her head down, appear very uncomfortable and at the first opportunity leave. She was very unsteady in her walking and her speech very soft and appearing labored.
I went to her and gave her one ofyour gifts, and she was completely overwhelmed. She asked if we were sure it was for her, and when I replied of course she broke down into tears. It tumed out it was a blanket and she had just moved into the area and had nothing at the time. I wish I could share the look on her face, the joy of being thought of after so long being invisible.
The good news is that she is now connected with the HIV specialists once again. And each of our clients has expressed gratitude for the gifts that YOU have provided.
On behalf of AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan clients and staff we thank you for all that you do. Until HIV/AIDS is eradicated, APSS will be here on the front lines working directly with HIV + persons and we are grateful that you are here with us.