November Newsletter

Seventeen Kenyan Students Receive Computers

Gifts received at the fall breakfast, from friends of Ann Fort, and other Center donors made the purchase and distribution of seventeen computers for AIDS orphans doing post-secondary studies in Kenya possible. Previously they had to do college research papers on their cell phones.

Excerpts from thank you notes sent by grateful students:

*Christine: No words can describe how grateful I am to you ever since you stepped into my life. It has never been the same again... I appreciate your gift of a laptop and what it will enable me to do: business plans, projects, design drawings, and keeping up with my studies. Praying to God to bless you.

*Racheal: I’m looking forward to graduating next year. It’s been pretty rough studying

software development without a laptop, but somehow I got it done. So you can imagine how

happy I felt when I got a text asking me to come and pick up my laptop. I was beyond shocked. I

am appreciative and thank God for you.

Fall Breakfast Super Successful! 

What an amazing event! A $10,000 matching challenge grant was oversubscribed with $11,510 received and more pledged! Total income received and pledged to date is $21,510! These funds will provide for computers for 17 AIDS orphans now engaged in post-secondary studies, plus help provide critical school fees and assistance to other vulnerable children. Thank you!

Image of Shero of the Year, Ms. Rachelle Schaap and Center Executive Director, Don Messer

Gives Day is Coming, and It's NOT Just for Colorado

The Countdown in ON!!

Our programs directly support persons in need of supportive care and food relief; provide education, housing, medication and basic needs for AIDS Orphans in Africa and India, and partner with programs that seek to challenge attitudes and actions that contribute to stigmatization and discrimination of persons infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. The Center believes that we can end the destruction caused by HIV and AIDS. Join our mission!! 


The Holidays Are Coming

The Center for Health and Hope will mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2022,

with a Community-Wide

Memorial Candlelight Walk and Service at

Park Hill United Methodist Church,

5209 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO.

Beginning at 6 pm.

The service will feature special choirs and speakers. Contact Don Messer at 

for more information.

Maybe A Baker's Dozen Houses to Be Built in Kenya

Incredibly donors to the Center have provided funding at $3,000 each to build 12 houses in Maua, Kenya, during 2022. Maybe there will be 13 before the year is complete! Each home is for AIDS orphans and their impoverished grandparents.


Book Club Sponsors Another Orphan for

Post-Secondary Studies

After reading a book about “how one letter changed two lives,” the Park Hill UMC Book Club

decided to sponsor Joy, a young vulnerable woman in Kenya, for a one-year food and cooking school.

Together they are raising the $1,700 required to change her life and help her provide for her extended

family. Maybe you or some group you enjoy will want to do the same? For information on individual student needs and costs of sponsorship, please contact Don Messer


Are You Required to Take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)?

Check out attached document about how you can make a difference by contributing via a “Qualified

Charitable Distribution (QCD) in 2022. If you like saving money, especially money you might have to pay to the government, then explore humanitarian options the Center provides in Africa and Asia.

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