Tis the season for remembering those who are less fortunate. Making a difference in the life of a sick child has now become easier. Using a computer and a credit card, donors can contribute online to children cared for in the University of Maryland Hospital for Children is Pediatric AIDS Program.
To use the system, donors can log onto www.Angelwish.org. Angelwish is a non-profit organization that was developed to enable people to grant the wishes of millions of children worldwide who are living with HIV or AIDS. Currently there is no other nonprofit wish-granting organization on the Internet focused exclusively on HIV and AIDS.
It is very simple to make a contribution, says Vicki Tepper, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. When you get to the Web site, click on Care Centers; then click on University of Maryland Hospital for Children. From there you will be able to choose a present for a child with HIV or AIDS, adds Dr. Tepper. All donations are tax deductible.
We will have no trouble finding children who will really appreciate these gifts, says Katie Henry, Child Life Specialist for the Pediatric AIDS Program at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children.
The goal of both Angelwish and the University of Maryland Hospital for Children is to make a substantial difference in the life of a child who has HIV or AIDS. This is a new and exciting partnership. We want to get the word out so the public will take advantage of this opportunity, says Dr. Tepper, who is director of the Pediatric AIDS Program. We are anxious to start receiving boxes filled with holiday presents, says Ms. Henry.
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