Camp High Five Program
Camp High Five provides a week-long, residential, summer camp opportunity for children infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS- at no cost to their families. It is the only program of its kind in Georgia, and serves youths between the ages of 6 and 16, the majority of whom come from low-income families. In partnership with Camp Twin Lakes, the program offers a wide range of recreational activities to these children- most of which they may not otherwise be able to afford and/or experience- including rock wall climbing, fishing, archery, boating, arts and crafts, pet therapy, nature walks, swimming, hiking and much, much more! Our “Counselor-in-Training” component trains children who have ‘aged out’ of the program to become Counselors, furnishing them with marketable skills.
Individuals, organizations and groups are invited to band together to collect camp supplies (i.e. pillowcases, twin size bed sheets (fitted and flat), mosquito repellent, toiletries) and donate directly to client needs. (January through June)
Volunteers are also needed to sort and package toiletry and snack bags for designated age groups, to be used by children during their camp stay. (June)
Back to School Bash
The H.E.R.O. for Children Back to School Bash is a way for children infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS to celebrate the start of a new school year.
Individuals, organizations and groups are invited to band together to collect items for children’s return to school (i.e. school supplies, book bags, new clothes, new shoes, gift cards, etc.) and donate directly to client needs. (January through early July)
Volunteers are also needed to sort & package school supplies and other donated items for designated age groups. (Option not available during pandemic)
Holiday of HEROs Program
H.E.R.O. for Children's annual outreach to provide our children with one gift they need and one gift they want during the holiday season. In partnership with other AIDS organizations and hospitals in Georgia, H.E.R.O. has served as many as 350 children through Holiday of HEROs on an annual basis. The organization also hosts a holiday party for the local children to attend and celebrate the season.
Individuals, organizations and groups are invited to band together to collect clothing, books, gift cards, toiletries, coats, blankets, dolls, toys, electronics, etc. and donate directly to client needs. (January through early December)
Volunteer groups may also come out and assist with sorting and wrapping gifts for children.
Day of holiday party: volunteers may also assist with the event setup, manning food and activity stations, handing out gifts and cleanup/breakdown after event. This year's holiday party will be held on Saturday, December 17th, 2022.
Community service hours are provided for individuals who are completing service work for school, court, club or civic organization. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in community service. Service hours are available Monday through Thursday between the hours of 11 AM and 5 PM (time may vary depending on need)