World Vision and Salesforce.com team up for volunteerism experience to provide health and hygiene supplies to families in need SAN FRANCISCO, December 7, 2010 -- Salesforce.com
, in partnership with World Vision
, will underwrite and host an HIV/AIDS Caregiver Kit build at the Dreamforce
conference this week in San Francisco. More than 2,000 of the conference participants will take time Wednesday afternoon to fill kits with health and hygiene supplies that will be sent to volunteer caregivers in Africa
to assist their work caring for those living with HIV and AIDS. The Dreamforce conference volunteerism activity seeks to give participants opportunities to make a difference in their community and across the globe.
This event is part of World Vision’s campaign to build and send 80,000 caregiver kits to Africa, Asia and Latin America in 2011.WHEN:
Wednesday, December 8, 11:45am – 4:30pmWHERE: Moscone South
, Upper Lobby 747 Howard StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103415.974.4000WHAT:
Caregiver Kits are hard cases filled with health and hygiene supplies, which World Vision’s 77,000 trained volunteer caregivers use as they visit those living with HIV and AIDS. Participants build kits in an assembly line, and are encouraged to handwrite a note for the recipient.
The Caregiver Kits are part of World Vision’s volunteer program to build health kits and backpacks, giving domestic groups and corporate partners opportunities to work hands-on, directly benefitting the vulnerable people World Vision serves domestically and around the globe. For more information, visit: worldvision.org/carekitsWHY:
World Vision’s care and prevention work in AIDS-affected communities started in Uganda In 1990, and is now in 60 countries, including most of sub-Saharan Africa.See all World Vision's work in the U.S.World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. We serve the world’s poor, regardless of a person’s religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, visit www.worldvision.org.