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Review for American Foundation For Children With AIDS, Inc., Harrisburg, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Isaiah changed my life. In 2006, I found myself in Uganda, visiting a place that should not exist in our era - a starvation ward. This is a place where starving children are taken, with the desperate hope that they will get healthy again. Many times, though, it is too late and some babies and toddlers survive and some don't.

While visiting this place, I had the privilege of holding baby Isaiah during his last minutes here on earth. He was tiny, so very tiny, and was too light to believe. His malnutrition was too far advanced and he couldn’t process food. It was obvious his little body couldn't hold on for much longer and that he was done fighting, so I rocked him until he was gone.

Children should NOT die of hunger. It's that simple. They should not die of something as preventable as hunger. On that day, I vowed to make sure that the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, the organization with whom I was in Uganda, would provide food for children under their care if they needed it. An entire new program was born in honor of baby Isaiah and now, not only does the organization give nutritional supplements when needed, but they also provide livestock, seeds and trainings to AIDS orphans so that they can become self-reliant and never be hungry again.

www.AFCAids.org

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Review for American Foundation For Children With AIDS, Inc., Harrisburg, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This charity is amazing. They do so much for so many kids in Sub-Saharan Africa and spend only one percent of their donations on administrative costs.They sure know how to make the donations given to them last! They support over 5000 kids in Africa with medicine, food, and medical supplies and i am proud to volunteer with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching how they share medical supplies with kids in Africa and with hospitals who don't have what they need to care for their patients. I hear stories and see photos of what they do with the supplies they receive.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them fundriase so they don't have to pay for a warehouse to hold their supplies. I'd hire another person to help them manage some of their programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They are real people who are doing great things for little money.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, hard working, dedicated, focused. The executive director is funny and is very involved. You'll find her and her family volunteering with others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Buy a warehouse. Hire another staff person. Save the lives of a million children.

Ways to make it better...

The bathroom at the warehouse worked.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough financial support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Everyone should support these folks!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & sort medical supplies to send to African hospitals.