Valentines for a Cause
February 1st to 14th, daily during opening hours
Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre
The AGO will be partnering with 8 different groups of women from the world that work provide support for women and girls living with HIV for two weeks of Valentine card-making for the whole family to enjoy. Each family can make cards for themselves and cards to be sent to women living with HIV.
This activity is organized in conjunction with of Love Positive Women, an annual holiday for women living with HIV that happens on an international scale annually from February 1 – 14. Love Positive Women creates a platform for individuals and communities to engage in public and private acts of love and caring for women living with HIV.
HANDS ON ACTIVITIES
Children will make 2 Valentines – one for their family/friend/special person - and 1 for an HIV Positive woman. We have boxes for makers to deposit their second valentine into, located under the Hands-On east window. The places we are our sending cards for Love Positive Women are: Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (Toronto); Positive Living Society (Vancouver); Positive Women (Ukraine); National Federations of Women Living with HIV (Nepal); Jamaican Community of Positive Women (Jamaica); and Lean on Me (Kenya).
Please join us to make a valentine for this worthy cause.
To find out about other amazing Love Positive Women events in Ontario or get to get information on women and HIV check out the Ontario Women’s HIV/AIDS Initiative.