Donors give $424,500 to fight HIV
received a total of $424,500 in grants to finance its HIV care and prevention services from the following organizations: Office of Minority Health
, $250,000 over three years to help native Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Islander communities on Oahu, and homeless populations on the Leeward Coast; U.S. Conference of Mayors
, $60,000, to conduct HIV prevention for native Hawaiians; McInerny Foundation, G.N. Wilcox Trust
and MAC AIDS Fund
, $50,000, to launch a Peer-Based HIV Medication Adherence Program (nicknamed "Med Buddies"); Hawaii Community Foundation, Kaiser Permanente
and Macy's West
passport fund, $49,000, to help those who have mental illness and are HIV-positive; Until There's a Cure Foundation
, $8,000, to support No Shame Campaign; Abbott Laboratories
, $5,000, to hold education forums on HIV care and medication for 700 foundation clients; Safeway Foundation
, $2,500, for hot lunch and dinner program for clients.
First Hawaiian Bank Foundation awarded $25,000 to Seagull Schools in Kailua in a two-year grant for the construction of additional classrooms. Seagull is a nonprofit organization that serves 830 children at six locations.
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