Project #4942

Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up - Help Kids with AIDS

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Nov 9, 2010

They Made it - Now What?

Michael, Scott N., Erica, Sarah, Eric O, Scott G, John, Ben, TJ, Chris, Eric E, and Nez all made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro.  What a great accomplishment!  What a great feeling, I am sure, to reach the Roof of Africa!  But, better yet, was the knowledge that so many children were affected by the generosity of these folks, along with the generosity of their supporters. 

Through contributions large and small, this incredible team of individuals raised over $130,000!  And, Beth (also Nike) went to Mombasa, Kenya to volunteer at one of the programs we support, raising over $12,000, as well! 

So, what did all that money translate into for the kids?  Let me tell you:

  • 272 HIV+ children received anti-retroviral medicine for 6 months
  • 2,248 HIV+ children and guardians received antibiotics for 6 months
  • 500 children received 2 meals a day for 2 months
  • 6000 children and adults received Nutrition by Prescription for 6 months
  • Over 500 AIDS orphans received items they need but can't afford, such as mosquito nets, feminine pads, school supplies, tylenol, tums, and many other basic things
  • 50 goats and 100 chickens were purchased and delivered to orphan families who were first trained in basic husbandry so they can start their own flocks and herds
  • 39 children can go back to school

It is humbling to see what was accomplished because of you, the donors.  Thank you for giving of your hard earned money.  Thank you for supporting your friends and relatives.  Thank you for not letting the economic times stop you from caring and acting. 

On behalf of all the kids who benefited from your generosity,




About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Organization Information

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by American Foundation for Children with AIDS that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project