This month our donations go to Project Open Hand in San Francisco. Though we are too young to remember the massive devastation of the Aids epidemic in the 80's, Mrs. Hopp shared stories of friends she lost to AIDS during that time, and it was then that she discovered Project Open Hand and has been donating ever since. Bohemian Rhapsody was a movie that many of us saw this year. It was a snap shot of the early days of AIDS and so this month, Project Open Hand is the organization we are supporting. Take a look at what they do for the community - maybe you too, will want to donate further.
Mrs. Hopp discovered how little most of us know about what it was like to have AIDs in the 80's - most of us only know medical facts - A few of our thoughts that are a bit more personal are:
"Freddie Mercury, a talented artist, died too soon due to AIDS"
"I don’t know anyone personally who had HIV, but I’ve seen movies and tv shows about how devastating it was to the LGBT community. I’ve seen photos of the AIDS blanket in Washington DC and it’s beautiful to see people remembering those who have died from the disease"
"I wish our generation was more educated about it since it was such a great tragedy in the 80s"
" I do not know much about the 80s and AIDS, besides that it became a big problem and that Magic Johnson got AIDS"