BizAid for AIDS is an excellent way to support the Santa Cruz AIDS Project (SCAP). Retailers and business professionals pledge a percentage of their sales or profits from November 23 to December 2, 2012, or choose to contribute a set donation amount. Each participating business is featured in an ad in the Santa Cruz Sentinel at the start of the campaign, on the agency’s websites (www.scapsite.org, www.scccc.org), and will receive a colorful poster for window display.
For the past 22 years, Scott Roseman of New Leaf Markets has inspired other business owners to support this effort which can have a real impact for those living with HIV/AIDS in our County, as well as provide for continued prevention/education efforts.
There is still no cure for HIV/AIDS. As of June 30, 2012, there are 424 personsliving with HIV/AIDS residing in Santa Cruz County, with more diagnosed with HIV every day. One in five of those infected with HIV are unaware of the infection.
Since 1985, SCAP has provided testing, prevention and education services, case management, financial assistance, food, and housing support for clients living
with HIV/AIDS. SCAP provides services to 190 individuals annually. This year SCAP joined the Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center’s (SCCCC) family of programs, benefiting from the financial expertise and administrative efficiencies of SCCCC.
Call SCAP at 831-427-3900 to pledge your support for this campaign. To learn more visit www.scccc.org. Everyone can do something to fight HIV/AIDS!
About Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center: Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center cares for the people of Santa Cruz County through the broadest spectrum of social services that heal, connect, and nurture the mental and social well-being of more than 7,000 children, individuals, families and communities. SCCCC has touched the lives of one in four families since 1973. At more than 50 locations throughout the County, SCCCC ensures a safety net of counseling, education, housing, and advocacy that ultimately benefits the whole community.