African Services Committee is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and self-sufficiency of the African community. African Services provides health, housing, legal, educational, and social services to more than 10,000 newcomers each year in New York City with a focus on HIV prevention, care and support. ASC has worked on the frontlines of the global AIDS epidemic since 2003; operating five clinics in Ethiopia, and through advocacy and policy work in the U.S. and abroad. GE Crotonville Executive Learning Class SHRDC is partnering with ASC to support their mission.

ASC Ethiopia’s five clinics provide over 20,000 children, women and men with HIV and TB testing and treatment each year, nutrition for over 7,000, reproductive health for over 6,000, new shows for over 18,000, and income-generating support for nearly 100 families.

The Ethiopia clinics provide comprehensive HIV prevention, testing and care services for vulnerable children and families, many of whom have been orphaned by AIDS or come from families living on less than $1 a day. 4.6% of children and 4.2% of women tested at ASC are HIV+. These children have no access to health care and most are not enrolled in school, because they are too poor or too sick. Donations directly help these children, allowing African Services to continue treatment, provide crucial nutritional supplements (such as vitamins and milk), purchase new testing kits, or extend support to even more children in need.

Despite countless strides, HIV remains a pervasive threat to families all over the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in Ethiopia, where 139,000 children live with HIV and fewer than half receive HIV treatment and the care they need. ASC clinics provide a one-stop shop for families living with HIV to get back on their feet, through our attention to needs for diagnosis, free treatment access, nutrition and reproductive health support, and school and income generating subsidies.

Donation Levels/Impact for African Services Committee:

  • $You Decide – Personalize your donation to meet the needs of the children and your own gift level.

  • $10 Milk – Provide a child with milk for a month.

  • $20 Nutritional Support – Provides a child with nutritional support (milk, corn, lentils, wheat) for a month.

  • $100 Support 5 Children – Provides five children with nutritional support for a month.

  • $250 Nutrition for a Year – Provides a child with nutritional support.

  • $300 Medical Staff – Pays for the monthly salary of a pediatric nurse.