Senator McCain has pledged to eradicate malaria. He also has spoken at length about America's role in combating global HIV/AIDS and the benefits of such U.S. initiatives as the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
The Caregiver Kit is a simple way that convention goers, as individuals and representatives of their political parties, can demonstrate their commitment to change the world through action and advocacy.
Family caregivers and community-based volunteers are helping people living with AIDS around the globe, but, too often, poverty denies them the supplies they need to prolong lives, comfort the sick, and protect themselves from infection. These unique kits are instrumental in providing otherwise inaccessible, basic supplies like antibacterial soap, antifungal cream, disposable latex gloves, cotton balls, petroleum jelly, acetaminophen, and more.
World Vision's Caregiver Kit program was launched in 2006 to give the public a way to offer tangible support to those serving on the front lines of the AIDS pandemic throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Since the program's start, more than 143,000 kits have been assembled around the United States as churches, community groups, schools and businesses have been inspired to take action.
"Assembling these kits at the Democratic convention sends a symbolic
message that fighting extreme poverty is an important issue in this
election. Voters, delegates and the candidates themselves are demonstrating
their commitment to doing more for the world's poorest people," said ONE
President and CEO David Lane. "We're very excited about this partnership
with World Vision. Working together at the political conventions, we can
help to show more people what their individual efforts can do to save lives
around the world. Whether through advocacy or on-the-ground action,
Americans can bring hope and opportunity to people in developi
|SOURCE World Vision|
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