Volume 56 | November 25, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving!

It's that time of year again and the holidays are upon us. As our team celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday the AIRS | EHM | City Steps administrative team are taking November 26th - 27th off (the offices are still closed to the public due to COVID-19) and will return to work on Monday, November 30th. Staff at our 24 hour residential facilities will remain in place and our EHM emergency maintenance service will be available for critical needs as usual.

This year has been challenging for most but this season of thanks and giving presents an opportunity to re-connect with loved ones (although virtually), give thanks for what we do have, and support our neighbors who are less fortunate. We hope that the spirit of the season lifts us all as we close out 2020 and that you will continue your support of our mission to provide supportive housing to formerly homeless youth and families living with HIV/AIDS and other disabilities.

Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
AIRS 2020 Holiday Giving Campaign

Like most events in 2020, our 5th Annual AIRS | EHM | City Steps Holiday Campaign looks a little different. Our goal is still to help 100 of our youngest clients and their parents, but we are going totally virtual as we do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

This year, we are asking our supporters to help us provide winter coats and personal protective equipment (PPE) to our clients. To reduce unnecessary exposure during the pandemic, we curated an Amazon Wish List and ask that our supporters have the donated items shipped directly to our main office by using Amazon Smile to purchase their donations. As an added benefit, a portion of the purchase price will be donated to AIRS if you use Amazon Smile and select AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. as your identified non-profit.

Our distribution event is scheduled for Thursday, December 17, 2020. Our team will provide curbside pickup to our families who will meet in the lobby of our main office to pickup their donated coats and PPE.

If you have any questions about the holiday campaign or would like to support our efforts in other ways, please contact Gina Epps at 410.576.5070 ext. 154.
Giving Tuesday | World AIDS Day

This year Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day both fall on December 1, 2020.

Giving Tuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (following Black Friday and Cyber Monday) that encourages helping a neighbor by supporting a cause or giving some of what we have to those who need our help. If you are preparing your #GivingTuesday giving plan please consider a donation to AIRS | EHM | City Steps.

World AIDS Day is a day recognized globally to unite in the fight to end the HIV epidemic, support people living with HIV, and honor those who have lost their lives to this pandemic. The 2020 theme focuses on the commitment to deliver quality, people-centered HIV prevention and treatment services.

This year we are asking for your support for both of these campaigns. Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. To process a financial donation to AIRS | EHM | City Steps in support of either our Giving Tuesday or World AIDS Day campaigns, please go to the "Donate" link on our website or click either of the graphics below.
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AIRS provides supportive housing, emphasizing self-sufficiency, for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with and at risk of HIV/AIDS.
EHM is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization whose mission is to develop, manage and maintain affordable residential properties for low-income people and those with disabilities.
City Steps is a consortium of residential programs that provides housing for homeless and unstably housed youth ages 18-24 and services that include case management, life skills and clinical workforce development assistance.