It’s Halloween, but we’re already thinking about Christmas!

Oct 28, 2021

In continuing the tradition of the HOPE Center, Positively Living & Choice Health Network will once again distribute HOPE buckets to the people in our community living with HIV. These buckets include hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and other essentials, and will be given on December 1: World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and remembering and celebrating the lives of those we have lost. According to UNAIDS, AIDS has killed between 36.3 million people worldwide, and 37.7 million people are living with HIV today.

Positively Living & Choice Health Network set up ‘the HOPE Fund’ with East Tennessee Foundation to ensure the tradition of providing HOPE buckets lives on. Last year, alongside the buckets, we also provided holiday food cards for the low-income families we serve, and Angel Tree gifts for the children.

Since the launch of our Choice Health Network in 2018, we are now serving three times the number of people – 6,000 individuals and families in four cities across the state – compared to when we first undertook the HOPE bucket legacy. That is why this year, we need your help.

Please make a gift today so that, in addition to health and equity, we can deliver HOPE for the holidays.

  • $50 would cover the cost of one family’s food card, ensuring they have a holiday meal.
  • $100 would cover one family’s Angel Tree gifts: coats, winter clothing, and educational toys.
  • $250 would cover HOPE buckets for two families.
  • $1,000 would cover HOPE buckets for eight families.

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The State of Tennessee’s decision to not accept federal funding for HIV prevention services came as a surprise to us and similar organizations. While we remain hopeful for a resolution, as things stand now, our contract to provide these services will end May 31, 2023. Our team is exploring ways to ensure that these important services will remain available in our community and will keep you apprised of those efforts.

Ryan White and HOPWA services, along with our medical clinic, are not affected by this decision.

In late 2022, Positively Living/Choice Health Network was named an HIV/AIDS Center of Excellence – validating the quality of care we provide the community. All of our services continue uninterrupted, and our locations across the state are open.

Thank you for trusting us with your care. Together, we will keep working toward a future of health, equity and hope.