Stonewall Columbus is pleased to announce a partnership with LifeCare Alliance, in conjunction with their Project OpenHand program, to conduct a Pantry Drive from November 1 to December 7, 2010. Collection boxes will be located at the Center on High, 1160 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201 as well as at various merchant locations in the Short North. The Center on High is open from 9 am – 5pm Monday thru Friday.
Through this drive, Stonewall extends help to those in the community who are affected by HIV. Contributions from this drive go to those directly affected by the virus, including families and pets. Please plan now to gather items for the Pantry Drive and help us make this a huge success for our GLBT community!
These are just suggestions. Think about the things you use every day – these clients can use those things too!
Canned Meats -Tuna & Chicken
Oral Vitamin Supplements
Sauces, i.e. Spaghetti
Dry & Wet Cat Food
Dry & Wet Dog Food
Adult & Child Diapers
Bars of Soap
Razors for Men and Women
Sanitary Napkins and Tampons
Unfortunately, the GLBT community continues to be the group most severely affected by HIV. There is a serious need for assistance and Stonewall’s food drive will provide direct help to members of the community who are dealing with the virus. Members of the LGBT community account for nearly half of the more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S. With 4% of Ohio’s population making up the GLBT community, many Ohioans could be living with this virus and could otherwise greatly benefit from any and all donations received by the drive.
LifeCare Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that provides a comprehensive array of health and nutrition services to older adults and chronically ill or homebound residents of Central Ohio through its signature programs: Project OpenHand-Columbus, Groceries-to-Go, Meals-on-Wheels, Senior Dining Centers, Wellness Centers, Help-at-Home, Visiting Nurse Association, and Columbus Cancer Clinic.
The Groceries-to-Go pantry provides groceries, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies to individuals of LifeCare Alliance’s Project OpenHand-Columbus program which serves clients living with HIV-AIDS. Stonewall Columbus encourages everyone to support this vital program through your generous donations during this drive. The pantry drive will collect general donation items as well as pet products and food, since many people who are struggling in living with HIV may not be able to properly care for a pet.