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Give Back for Happy Holidays with Hope & Help
Posted by on November 22, 2011.

Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Join the Hope & Help Center in saving the lives of our Central Florida friends and neighbors affected by HIV/AIDS. In this time of year filled with joy and happiness, there are plenty of ways you can share that feeling with others who truly need your help.

Here you can find out how to get involved and give back for the Holidays with Hope & Help.

Help Give Thanksgiving to Families in Need

Monday, Nov. 21 the Hope & Help Center will be assembling grocery bags with all the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner to go out to families in need. The Joy Metropolitan Community Church has generously donated Turkeys and other holiday meal staples but we need your help putting the packages together. Join us at the Joy Metropolitan Community Church Monday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. to lend a hand. Find out more…

M•A•C Cosmetics´ Global Volunteer Initiative Joins Hands with Hope & Help

Do you want to look fabulous while being fabulous and giving back? You can visit any M•A•C Cosmetics counter in Central Florida. The Hope & Help Center would like to thank M•A•C Cosmetics for their support during World AIDS Day, and all year long.  All M•A•C Cosmetics´ counters in the Central Florida area will be accepting contributions to support the Hope & Help Center’s emergency food pantry.  In addition to supporting our food pantry, representatives from M•A•C Cosmetics’ will be helping at our World AIDS Day Breakfast.  Find out more…

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You can also give back directly to Hope & Help. Your generous donation to the Hope & Help Center will also allow us to continue to save lives by treating and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Central Florida. Ninety cents of every dollar the Hope & Help Center raises goes directly to client services. Last year we treated almost 5000 people with meds, insurance, case management and other life saving services. We also administered more than 3,600 free HIV tests. If you would like to join the Hope & Help Center in our mission of ending the spread of HIV/AIDS in Central Florida please visit our donation page. The greatest gift you can give this holiday season is the gift of life.
 
A Cornucopia of Giving From Walgreens
Posted by on November 17, 2011.

Hope & Help would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Walgreens Pharmacies for their generous donation to our Thanksgiving food drive. In one week 29 stores throughout Central Florida were able to collect enough food to provide 70 families with a holiday meal. Thanks to them, so many children and families will not have to go hungry. With participation from Walgreens´ customers, staff and management; they were able to collect an overflowing truckload of canned goods, dry goods and toiletries as well as donate $315 towards the purchase of turkeys. We cannot thank them enough for helping us reach our goal of ensuring these families their Thanksgiving dinner.
 
Lend a Hand and Give a Wing
Posted by on November 17, 2011.

Thanksgiving is just days away and soon many will be enjoying their holiday meal with their loved ones. Now, you have the chance to make sure your Central Florida friends and neighbors in need experience that same joy. The Joy Metropolitan Community Church (Joy MCC) has generously donated turkeys and other holiday meal staples to support the Hope & Help Center’s emergency food pantry.  We need your help Monday, Nov. 21 to assemble grocery bags, with all the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner, to go out to families who would otherwise go without. Bring your helping hands (and your friends) to the Joy MCC on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Remember, the more hands we have the faster we will complete our packages of joy. Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ will be providing dinner for voluntee...
 
MAC Cosmetics´ Global Volunteer Initiative Joins Hands with Hope & Help
Posted by on November 17, 2011.

World AIDS Day is celebrated on Dec. 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.  The Hope & Help Center would like to thank M·A·C Cosmetics for their support during World AIDS Day, and all year long.  All M·A·C Cosmetics´ counters in the Central Florida area will be accepting contributions to support the Hope & Help Center’s emergency food pantry.  In addition to supporting our food pantry, representatives from M·A·C Cosmetics’ will be helping at our World AIDS Day Breakfast.  The ...
 
LEVEL Taking It To New Heights
Posted by on November 1, 2011.

Hope & Help Designer Showcase Designers at the top of their game rise to the occasion for an event to support the Hope & Help Center of Central Florida. Level is taking it to new heights with the inaugural Hope & Help Center designer showcase. This will be Orlando’s premier event celebrating exceptional Interior Design in an urban setting. Level is a 3,000 square foot penthouse located in the VUE on Lake Eola in Orlando and the interiors will be transformed by the following design firms: CL Studio Inc. ~ Julie Koran ~ Michael Duval Interiors ~ stéted INTERIORS ~ Wolfe-Rizor Interiors ~ Redmon Design Company This event is spearheaded as a way to contin...