Dear Dr. Piazza,
On behalf of all the children and families of Camp Heartland,
I would like to thank you for your generous contribution
which we received on March 17, 2004. This gift helps
Camp Heartland further our mission of making life better
for hundreds of children affected by HIV/AIDS through
year-round support, advocacy, recreational programs
and community HIV/AIDS awareness efforts.
While medical improvements have been
made in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, it remains a very
challenging disease for children. In addition to taking
as many as 30 pills per day, the stigma and discrimination
surrounding HIV/AIDS is a constant emotional battle
for these courageous youth.
Camp Heartland lifts the veil of secrecy
and brings hope, strength and a safe haven to hundreds
of children forever affected by the isolation and tragedy
of HIV/AIDS. In addition to our signature camping programs,
we offer a variety of educational, recreational and
social opportunities including day trips, a crisis care
hotline, special newsletters, birthday and get well
packages, and a national reteat for youth affected by
HIV/AIDS. As the majority of our campers live in poverty,
we offer these services at no cost to the families through
the generosity of individuals like you. Please know
that your support helps make a year-round and even life
long impact for our children.
In the coming months, we will keep you
updated on how your generosity is benefiting our kids.
We are very grateful to you for supporting the programs
and services that will make a profound difference in
the lives of these courageous children. From the bottom
of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Director of Development