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    AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) began in 1982, around the same time that Louise was first learning about the disease. Serving over 10,000 men, women and children, APLA is considered one of the oldest and largest AIDS service organizations in America. Services include prevention education, a food bank, professional dental care, housing assistance, mental health counseling, women’s services and case management. APLA is a leader in the provision of bilingual HIV treatment information, in print and on the Internet, and advocates for effective AIDS-related policies and legislation on the local, state and federal level. Only 5% of funds raised for APLA go toward administrative costs.

    To learn more please visit: www.apla.org.

  • Solutions for Change creates access for parents to the right set of opportunities, addresses root causes of dependency, and equips people with the skills, knowledge, and resources to permanently solve their homelessness. The comprehensive model addresses three key areas: personal development (well-being), workforce development (economic capacity), and community development (service). It blends affordable housing, educational opportunities, employment training and health related solutions all within one cohesive strategic partnership.

    To learn more please visit: solutionsforchange.org

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, founded in 1966, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community asset and neighborhood resource that serves not only youth and teens, but adults and families. Today, the organization serves more than 6,775+ San Dieguito members in our programs and impacts 13,000+ youth throughout San Diego through our summer camps, specialty programs and services.

    To learn more please visit: www.bgcsandieguito.org

     

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    Mama’s Kitchen is a San Diego based home meal delivery service for those affected by HIV/AIDS.  It was founded in 1990 when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund discovered that people with AIDS were dying from the complications of malnutrition long before their immune systems were overcome by AIDS-related infections. They realized that a home meal delivery service was needed for low-income people who were too ill, isolated or emotionally devastated to help themselves. Thus, Mama’s Kitchen began delivering nourishing meals to the homes of impoverished residents of San Diego County affected by AIDS and HIV. Currently, Mama’s Kitchen prepares and delivers three meals a day, every day of the year, to the men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in San Diego County. Additionally, they recently expanded services to include a food pantry, called “Mama’s Pantry”, which is ideal for clients that are not homebound.

    To learn more please visit: www.mamaskitchen.org.

  • The Ocean Institute, founded in 1977, is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization that educates 100,000 children, teachers, parents, and visitors annually through over 60 marine science and maritime history programs. They are located on 2.4 acres in the Dana Point Harbor; adjacent to a Marine Life Conservation Area. The facility is an ocean education center that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History and Outdoor Education programs.

    |To learn more please visit: www.oceaninstitute.com

  • The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 350,000 people per month in San Diego County.

    Through our North County Food Bank chapter and by partnering with nearly 500 nonprofit partners with feeding programs, the Food Bank provides nutritious food to individuals and families in need in communities throughout San Diego County.

    To learn more please visit: www.sandiegofoodbank.org

Let’s Affirm:

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It is my birthright to live fully and freely.

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I feel tolerance, compassion, and love for all people, myself included.

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There is plenty for everyone, and we bless and prosper each other.

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I allow my love to flow freely. It gives me joy to take care of myself and others.

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We are all family, and the planet is our home.