years ago I never imagined that 10,500 beautiful souls could have touched
my life in a way that makes me believe in the wonder and goodness of
As our twentieth anniversary approaches, I can’t
help but reflect on the number of people that we have helped in as many
years. I remain filled with great sorrow as I remember those that we
have lost to this horrible disease we now know as HIV/AIDS.
Then, the joy of knowing that with the help of the many caring and generous
people like you, our mission has been and remains a living success.
Many changes have taken place in the ensuing
years. We were forced to move early on from our first food bank and
thrift store in Pompano Beach to Wilton Manors where we are now told
that we must move again as the wrecking ball will soon fall on the building
we are in. The good news is that we have found a new location and we
hope to occupy our own building sometime in 2007. Of course there is
always the down side. Our new building will require a great deal of
money to bring it up to code and provide a place for our clients to
come for help.
At a time when the government funding for HIV/AIDS
is being cut for the feeding of hungry men, women and children living
with the virus, we need your help more than ever. Food costs as well
as all other costs are going up each month and the number of new clients
that knock at our door is rising. The cost of a box of food for one
week is $42.00. We hope we never have to turn anyone away due to lack
of funding. That’s where you come in. Please consider reaching
out to a kindred spirit and ask yourself, what can I do to help? There
are so many ways that you can help. This web site is designed to help
everyone understand the scope and needs of the Poverello Center. I invite
you to take a journey through my world and see the many faces that need
your help today.