JULY 2020
Improving the quality of life for children infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS through enriching programs, unforgettable experiences, and connections to the community.
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To our first place winner – Hope!

In June, H.E.R.O. invited our children to submit video or audio entries which communicated either: 1) how they have adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic, or 2) what have been the positive effects of being home more due to COVID-19. Hope submitted a video entry sharing how being home more due to COVID-19 has positively impacted her and her family. She stated that her family has grown closer spiritually by reading the Bible together each day. In addition, Hope has been able to eat healthier and exercise on a daily basis. In closing, Hope expressed the importance of wearing a mask to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and demonstrated putting on and wearing one for viewers. We are proud of Hope for her insightful entry. She received a $100 gift card as a prize for her winning submission. H.E.R.O. looks forward to introducing new competitions for our children in the near future.
During the month of June, H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. received a donation of over 1,300 face masks through Sock Fancy’s “One-for-One” campaign. In an effort to meet the needs of their community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sock Fancy, a local Atlanta company known for producing custom, comfortable socks, switched gears to manufacturing personal protective equipment. They promised to donate one mask for every one sold, and partnered with Hands on Atlanta to disseminate protective masks to local community organizations. Since receiving our donation, H.E.R.O. has shipped hundreds of masks to our clients, their families, and our community partners, including Grady Hospital’s Infectious Disease Program, Jerusalem House, Live Forward (formerly AID Athens) and the Richmond County Health Department. H.E.R.O. is extremely grateful to Sock Fancy and Hands on Atlanta for providing our organization with such a generous donation. We look forward to the continued opportunity to support our families in staying safe. 
During this difficult time, H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. has been forced to suspend in-person programming for our children. With this said, we are looking to provide them and their families with new and innovative, virtual opportunities. If you have access to or ideas regarding appropriate, virtual activities or events for youth and adolescents, please e-mail our Match & Development Coordinator, Nadia Eliacin, at nadia@heroforchildren.org .

We thank you in advance for your ideas and support! Please continue to stay safe.
Virtual Tutors Needed
H.E.R.O. is openly recruiting volunteer tutors to assist our students in the areas of math, science, social studies, language arts, reading, and foreign languages – specifically Spanish. We would prefer volunteers who are at least 25 years old, and have prior teaching/tutoring experience. If you are interested, please email our Match and Development Coordinator – Nadia Eliacin – at nadia@heroforchildren.org.
Super HERO Mentors Needed
The Super HEROes Mentoring Program is a community-based, one-on-one mentoring program serving children infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The program provides these children with the opportunity to have a positive role model through a mentor and to strengthen their life skills, self-esteem, communication skills, goal-setting and academic performance.

Volunteer mentors needed to:
  • Spend one-on-one quality time with a child at least twice a month, a minimum of two hours each time.
  • Participate with the child in a bi-monthly group activity organized and sponsored by H.E.R.O. for Children.
  • Be a positive role model for the child.
  • Contribute to strengthening the child's self-esteem, social adjustment and life skills.