Raising Money for AIDS Care
This summer Associates on SMART’s Volunteer Community Awareness Team raised money to donate to pre selected charities. With this in mind, AIDS Care Ocean State was selected as our fundraising recipient.
Accordingly, the team came together to host a monthly BBQ lunch. Nearby businesses and SMART staff purchased tickets in the weeks prior. About 40 people participated in this fundraising event. As a result, the Community Awareness Team raised nearly $400 to donate to this charity. They chose to donate to this charity in support of the services they provide to individuals affected by substance abuse. AIDS Care Ocean State offers: syringe access, support/counseling, housing, HIV testing, HIV/AIDS prevention and case management services. AIDS Care Ocean State is the largest resource center of its kind in RI.
At the fundraiser, our guest chefs had a great time and everyone really enjoyed the delicious burgers!! Community Awareness Team Member Kristin Boulais said,”The employees at SMART are such a caring group of individuals. They are always eager to support charities and organizations that make a difference. Learn more about SMART
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About AIDS Care Ocean State
AIDS Care Ocean State is dedicated to providing quality housing, case management, medical and nursing care, and prevention. Specifically, they serve adults, families, adolescents and children who are affected by or at risk for HIV infection. Additionally, AIDS Care Ocean State will act as an advocate for individuals and families at risk. And they provide support services to ensure a high quality of life for the people they serve.