SOLANO AIDS COALITION
Solano AIDS Coalition was opened in 2002 to help those in need. The Solano AIDS Coalition is a community based organization that networks with the community to provide goods and support to those affected by HIV/AIDS. Mission To provide services, education for preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs/STIs), information and assistance to those in our community affected by the HIV virus. To build community support and awareness in the fight against HIV.
S.A.C. as a Community Resource:
Community Clothes Closet: year-round access to new/gently used clothing, blankets, and outdoor living supplies for men, women, and children.
Pantry/Food Bank: year-round access to emergency food and quarterly food banks.
Holiday Island Of Misfits Toy Drive & Give-away: annual give-away of toys to over 800 children from families infected with HIV and/or low-income, the weekend before Christmas Day.
Community Christmas: a free community & unity event on Christmas Day for anyone who wants a family to spend the holiday with; participants get to shop for clothes, winter supplies, toys, and treats. There is a 3-course meal, live music, games, and much more.
SAC It: a condom campaign, providing free condoms for distribution (~16-yrs). Over 2,000,000 free condoms given away to the community.
Fighting for HIV Awareness Events: quarterly educational event involves local youth martial arts students who perform during live public demonstrations of what it means to “Fight the Virus”
HIV Case Management/Advocacy: support to those infected with HIV including: support service referrals, transportation, assistance with accessing social and legal services, shelter, food, clothing, and more.
SAC Traveling AIDS Quilt: traveling quilt visits schools, churches, farmer’s markets, and other community events giving participants the opportunity to make a quilt panel to honor and in remembrance of loved ones who have fallen victim to infection with HIV.
Unity Day: To promote the spirit of unity and collaboration in our community. Unity Day is an event where Vallejoans’ can celebrate who they are in forms of music, dance, song, exhibition, activities, and food. So many beautiful people in town with so many things to share! It’s a day Vallejo calls its own where we celebrate us!! A day to celebrate our community and to help eliminate discrimination by our minds and hearts. A day to learn about different cultures and lifestyles- supporting efforts to work together across ideological and political lines.
Dia de los Muertos: “Day of the Dead” Festivities: This event is designed to educate the community, also to honor the loved ones who have passed away by building a community alter. There is face-painting, live music, and dance performances.
World AIDS Day & Rock the Red Drag Show Event: annually on Dec. 1st with educational and block party style events designed to raise awareness, and remember loved ones that died due to HIV infection. To celebrate the lives of HIV+ people who are living and thriving.
Cultural Events (Black History, Easter, Cinco De Mayo, 4th of July, Fiestas Patrias, Art Walk, Health Expo, and so on…) Year Round Educating And Bringing Awareness To The Community About HIV/AIDS STDs/STIs And Other Causes.
As a Nonprofit leader in our community, you no doubt understand the pressing need for HIV Awareness, prevention and medical support. Solano County has one the most under served HIV/AIDS positive populations in Northern California and very little is done to promote effective prevention and care. Our efforts to educate and assist cannot take effect unless we have the support of everyone in our community. That’s where you come in! Please Donate or become a volunteer.
Please Donate to help out the community
with these special events and other events that
educate people about STDs, HIV, AIDS and other causes
to make this world a better place. Most of our money comes from our pockets, volunteers, and a few members of the community. We do not have big sponsors.
Please donate and be a sponsor.
Public charity Status 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) Nonprofit number Tax Exemption 501 (C) (3) By donating, you will be able to help us reach thousands more in Solano County and save lives.
If you would like to sit down and have a discussion about donating time, money, or services, you can contact me directly at 707-450-5861 or email me at SolanoAidsCoalition@yahoo.com
I hope to hear from you soon, and thank you in advance for your generosity.
With warm regards,
Mario Saucedo Executive Director of Solano AIDS Coalition
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