This past December, Lance Surina of the Vancouver Running and Jogging club contacted me because he saw our article in one of the local papers, asking for help with donations for our 2013 Holiday Grocery.
The running club collects food every year and designates a charity to donate it to. This year we were lucky enough to be the recipient of an incredibly generous donation of cereal, and lots of it! 4 pallets of it, in fact! That came via Kevin Street and Tree of Life Canada (http://treeoflife.ca/).
All of us at AIDS Vancouver want to send our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who helped and supported us during our 2013 Holiday Grocery. With your contribution, and the help of 70 volunteers, we raised over $23,000 and provided nutritional food and good cheer to 754 clients this season. We would also like to send a big thank you to Vancouver Courier and Vancouver Metro for your heartwarming stories this season. Your involvement has been instrumental to our success. Thanks, to each and every one of you, for your continued support!
Today we want to spotlight the amazing work of one of our long serving volunteers. Yoshiko has worked with the AIDS Vancouver Helpline program for just shy of two years and has come to be a valued member of this diverse group. Yoshiko is of great support to me and the Helpline team.
An information session for all who want to learn more about how cannabis can bring balance and healing to the human mind and body, especially relating to reducing toxic side effect of medication as well as new research on THC’s action against the HIV virus.
The AIDS Vancouver Grocery program is so very pleased to let you know about our most recent partnership. We have recently been selected as one of the Community partners to receive fruit from the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project.
This is a dedicated non profit group whose volunteers harvest extra fruit from backyard fruit trees and redistribute it to community groups. In the past 13 years they have picked more than 40,000 pounds of fruit and redistributed it to community centres, neighbourhood houses, daycares and other community groups. Amazing!