American Foundation For Children With AIDS, Inc.

Rating: 4.96 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Food, Health

Location: 6221 Blue Grass Avenue Harrisburg PA 17112 USA

Mission: AFCA is a non-profit organization that helps HIV+/AIDS children and their guardians in sub-Saharan Africa who have no other access to aid. AFCA is an efficient and highly effective grass roots organization that acts primarily as a conduit between the extreme needs of accredited partners in Sub-Saharan Africa and the vast resources of the western world. AFCA provides readily available, life-saving anti-retroviral medicine, medical equipment and supplies, nutritional supplements, and emergency supplies that are requested by our partners for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS so that the afflicted, at-risk children can have hope to grow up free of the devastating effects of this disease. Currently, AFCA is working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Target demographics: Children from pre-birth to they turn 19 years old
Geographic areas served: Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Uganda
Programs: We provide anti-retroviral and other life-saving medicines to HIV+ children and their guardians; medical supplies and equipment; nutritional support; school fees; livestock and seeds for livelihoods projects; train doctors and midwives
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 30-0247823
717-489-0206
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Rating: 5 stars  

Relentless passion, commitment, and tireless effort matter, and this organization demonstrates those attributes year-in and year-out. Ultimately, the difference is in performing the mission, and AFFCA successfully accomplishes a near-impossible mission. They find creative and innovative ways to get it done over and over. They do so much with so little. I can only imagine the good they would do if they were fully funded.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I contribute to AFCA, I am confident that the dollars are going to be spent wisely. Tanya Weaver is tenacious in her commitment to being a good steward and will stop at nothing to find ways to make her limited resources stretch to provide the greatest impact.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is an excellent non profit organization that really helps people. Not only do they help children with aids, but they are teaching people how to be self sufficient by teaching animal husbandry and farming to people in Africa. I truly admire the work that they do.

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None, they do a fantastic job.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had never hear of AFCA until a friend invited me to help sort medical supplies in their warehouse one day. I couldn't believe the people I met there and the care they gave to ensure that everything was correctly packed for Africa. I saw and touched the work of the charity. I wish I could go on one of their trips to Africa to volunteer and work alongside their African partners. I have been a donor for many years now, as well as a volunteer. This is a charity you can believe in.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been VERY IMPRESSED with this non profit ! So much so that I have been a regular donor ! They give 93% of what they take in to the kids they serve ! I have been VERY IMPRESSED that this organization is NOT a welfare program ! But partners with other organizations to educate kids , they also started something like a heifer program . So the kids are educated HOW to take care of the animals and are able to feed themselves !
I am extremely fussy where I give my money ! We work very very HARD for our money ! And in this day and age ! Well you have to TRUST where you are giving your money !
I have THOROUGHLY gone over this organization with a fine TOOTH comb ! I was EXTREMELY impressed that this organization has a badge on its Web site ! Rating it as one of the BEST non profits in America ! I found that ONLY two THOUSAND out of a million non profits gets this honor !! From this consumer action group !

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

A couple of years ago I heard Sr Veronica of Mombasa, Kenya tell the moving story of AFCA's help to her work. Sister Veronica talked about support over many years, and support that changed in relation to the changing needs for HIV+ kids. It was an amazing testimonial to true charitable action. I have supported this charity financially since then, and I'm only sorry that I have so little to give. Thank you Tanya Weaver for making so much care available to so many children.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would hire 100 more fundraisers to help them gather more money for their efficient and effective programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our church did a collection of Rx bottles to help them distribute the medications that are needed. It was an easy thing for us to do to help those in need. They seem to be very resourceful in how they are able to help. We will be making bandages out of sheets for them soon, another easy and resourceful way to help.

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Weaver's are the most hard working and caring people you could ever meet. They don't waste a penny and get most of their help through volunteer organizations to save even more money so it all goes to the people they serve. Thank you Tanya and Eric Weaver for all you do.

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2012

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