The season for giving is upon us, and a good friend of mine — Dick “Jetson” Brown — has clued me in to a great organization: The Advent Conspiracy.
Dick’s contribution to this concept, included working on the video promotion… Don’t you just love knowing creative people?
Last month’s installment of this article featured the “birth” of a great agency, Caregiver Care Atlanta. This month, I would like to tell you about a great agency that is closing its doors after 25 years of service to the Atlanta area.
The AIDS Survival Project has been a client of mine for more than five years, and I was very proud to have been tapped to re-design their logo, website and branding 2 years ago.
It was my privilege to be “around” when the agency was formed in the late 80’s, and to see them become a unique and powerful voice for the HIV/AIDS affected population in Atlanta, the state, and indeed the Southeast.
Executive Director Melanie Sovine was quoted about the closure in Southern Voice. “I think always there was the clear objective that we had to respond to AIDS Survival Project in the deepest respect, and the difficult understanding that respect for ASP may mean not casting it into irretrievable debt,” said Melanie Sovine, ASP executive director since September 2006. “That’s when the board took courage and said we are going to close responsibly, knowing that the ability to financially sustain the agency for the long term is just not before us.”
As one more friend passes into the sunset, I want to say “thank you” to all of the professionals and volunteers at AIDS Survival Project who have given so much of themselves to our lives. We are richer because of your efforts.
I was very excited this summer to finish work on the website for Caregiver Care Atlanta. This consortium of Atlanta agencies came together to produce a website for and about the people who provide care for other people. Though still building content, the six agency partners are already using the database I built for them to direct each family to the information they need.
Although it was a coincidence, my maternal grandmother France Williams (pictured) was finishing her life journey at the same time as my work on this project was concluding. I can’t tell you how useful I found the information Caregiver Care Atlanta was able to provide.
The partners in the initiative include the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Jewish Family & Career Services, Lifespan Resources, One Good Deed, The Cohen Home and The William Breman Jewish Home.
If you or a member of your family find yourself in the role of cargiver, please remember this very important new resource.