Are you looking for a holiday gift, a token for your child’s teacher, a birthday gift for a loved one, or a way to show someone that you care for them? If so, please visit our online catalog and do some shopping! We will send a card on your behalf to the person to whom you are gifting, letting them know that you not only care for them, but that you’ve also given something life-changing to a child.
AFCA supports efficient and sustainable programs that promote self-reliance for children infected and/or affected by AIDS, as well as their families and caregivers. We work in regions that are underserved and marginalized, providing care that is measurable, real and hope-filled.
Would you like to travel to another country and experience a different way of living while working hand in hand with a community? If so, why not join us on a Vacation with a Purpose in Zimbabwe, Kenya or Uganda and paint a school, build a playground, distribute livestock, help in a hospital, set up administrative systems, teach English, and so much more! Each trip is different, but they are all exciting.
November 15, 2016 – new container of medical supplies to be loaded and shipped to Holy Innocents Hospital in Uganda
October 8, 2016 – Music Festival held in Grantham, PA
August 2016 – Sisal fiber project started in Miwani, Kenya to provide HIV+ parents with work
May 13-15, 2016 – Board of directors strategic meeting held in Harrisburg, PA
May 11, 2016 – container of medical supplies loaded and shipped to Kaabong Hospital in Uganda
March 9-13, 2016 – Husbandry, veterinary and gardening skills trainings for 20 orphaned families in Tandala, Congo
February 5, 2016 – container of medical supplies loaded and sent to Kibito Hospital in Uganda
About 2 months ago, a group of 6th grade language arts class from New Market Middle School began reading the book "I Will Always Write Back" for Literature Circles. It is the true story of how two pen pals (Caitlin in America and Martin in Zimbabwe) changed each other's lives. The kids loved it! They were amazed and touched. Their teacher asked them "If Caitlin and her family could make a difference, what can the 27 of us do?" And with that, a challenge was born! They broke into groups and investigated 10 different charitable organizations in Africa, with a specific focus on Zimbabwe. The kids presented their findings to the class and they voted on which organization we wanted to support. The verdict? American Foundation for Children with AIDS and Seeds of Africa.
Then, they brainstormed ideas of how they could raise money. They proposed three ideas to their principal, two of which were approved! Over three weeks they sold candy cane "candy grams" and raffle tickets for a Longaberger basket. They kept a tally on a giant poster every day for 10 days on their progress. The goal was $250 to purchase a goat for a family in Zimbabwe through Kids4Kids, with any extra money going towards “bricks” for Seeds of Africa. They BLEW BY THEIR TOTAL! They collected a total of $568! With this money, the students decided to purchase TWO goats for families in Zimbabwe and the remaining $68 will be donated to Seeds of Africa.
Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up provides adventure travel opportunities for individuals and groups. The primary purpose of these trips is to raise funds which go directly to support AFCA’s programs, helping children affected and/or infected by AIDS. As added benefits, you will learn about different cultures while pushing yourself physically. Great beauty will surround you, but better yet—the knowledge that you are helping children who desperately need care will motivate you to reach a summit or hike just a bit further.
In each country where we have Climb Up events – Peru (Machu Picchu and Amazon Rainforest), New Zealand (Southern Island), Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro), and Nepal (Bigu) AFCA partners with respected, experienced, service-oriented outdoor outfitters to provide in-country logistical support.
Come! Climb Up with us.
The Ellie Bib, designed to help keep those pacifiers from wandering away. Perfect for teethers, too! We carry a wide variety of colors and patterns for boys and girls. Each bib attaches securely with 2 snaps at the neck and a snap to keep the pacifier within reach.
Story: For the last 4 years I, Jodi, have had an amazing opportunity to travel to Zimbabwe and work with families affected by HIV/AIDS with American Foundation for Children with AIDS. I have seen first-hand the need for children to have the necessary medical care, food, and income opportunities to care for themselves. This need requires money.