festive ballroom full of awesome people, fantastic food,
great items donated for bidding on, a fun, casual, cool
evening under the stars. Thanks to hundreds of
item donors, volunteers,
sponsors, and attendees who helped make Treasures for
TIHAN 2017 such a great success! It’s the most important
evening of the year for our CarePartners living with HIV who
look forward to knowing that our community has once again
given generously to fund vital programs and support
services. Thanks for making our 20th anniversary Treasures
for TIHAN a fabulous benefit event that will help people
with HIV to live well.
A few hundred more event photos can be seen here. If
you missed the fun but would still like to contribute to the
programs of TIHAN and those we serve, please consider making
a donation in support of our programs and our CarePartners.
Click here to make a donation to support people living with
Below are a few announcements that we think will be of
interest to you!
Well, Together: Join us for a social event/walking group at
Whether it's for the social component or exercise, come out
and let's walk! Get out and get moving! Join us for a free
group walk (at your own pace) — open to TIHAN and our
network of friends — volunteers, donors, CarePartners, kids,
the general public: everyone and anyone, regardless of
whether you're involved with TIHAN or not.
Just show up and walk with us Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00pm
at the Reid Park walking path. It’s just a social event to
encourage people to get out and exercise a bit together.
Some of us will walk very slowly and just a few blocks, and
some will walk faster or farther. Younger or older, positive
or not, beginner or experienced, involved or just a friend,
everyone is welcome. The most important thing isn’t how fast
or how many miles you want to walk, but that we all do what
we’re comfortable with, and we get out and move — together!
Bring your friends or kids or come solo. We’ll meet at the
northeast corner of Broadway Boulevard and Alvernon Way, at
the entrance to the tennis courts, and we’ll walk the path.
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“Can you remember a
moment in your life when a vital realization hit you? When a
crisis, while dragging you down, also opened your eyes? When
a person intervened and showed you how a hard situation
could be turned around? In this collection of voices and
stories, we've highlighted key moments that made a
tremendous difference in the lives of our community
Click here to see these impactful moments from people living
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Specialist Services Offered: CarePackages, Information,
Resources, Support, and Hope
TIHAN volunteer Debbie
Barnette retired from 30 years in education in order to take
over caregiving of her mother. After her mother passed away,
Debbie has spent her retirement time working part-time and
has volunteered at various nonprofit organizations
— in addition to spending time
on golf, music, dog care, and other passions. Two years ago,
Debbie discovered TIHAN through a volunteering website, and
today she serves as both an Operations Assistant and a Link
Specialist volunteer at TIHAN.
As a Link Specialist,
Debbie works directly with CarePartners living with HIV
— distributing CarePackages,
providing information and resources, and offering support in
a variety of ways. She also helps with CarePackage
deliveries, monthly Living Well With HIV classes, and
special events. Debbie enjoys working with CarePartners, and
has received lots of thanks and compliments for her friendly
help. Thank you, Debbie and all of the Link Specialist
Volunteers, for providing CarePartners with important
practical support, but also the connections and hope that
TIHAN is all about.
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the Toilet Tissue Donations Rolling!
Paper towels and toilet tissue are the key ingredients in
the CarePackages that we distribute each month to
CarePartners living with HIV. It’s hard to imagine life
without these products, especially toilet tissue, isn’t it?
Right now, TIHAN has plenty of paper towels in stock, but we
need your help in bolstering our supplies of toilet tissue.
All we ask is that the rolls be two-ply. Can you donate a
roll, a pack of eight rolls, or a case of 96 rolls?
Donations can be brought to the TIHAN office at 2660 N. 1st
Ave. during business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to
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Important Story: America’s Hidden HIV Epidemic
The South has become
the center of the HIV epidemic in the United States. This
powerful article in the New York Times Magazine
enlightens us on issues including the HIV prevention pill,
community viral load, health and race disparities,
homophobia, race and HIV, and much more.
and 2014, new HIV diagnoses among African-American women
plummeted 42 percent, though the number of new
infections remains unconscionably high – 16 times as
high as that of white women. During the same time
period, the number of new HIV cases among young
African-American gay and bisexual men surged by 87
“As the center
of the epidemic has moved from New York and San
Francisco to the smaller cities in the South, and from
gay white men of means to poorer people of color, LGBT
advocacy and fund-raising has shifted to marriage
Click here to read the story…
for a Few Key Volunteer Roles
TIHAN, the largest
volunteer-based provider of support services for people
living with HIV in Southern Arizona, has some important
Link Specialist Volunteers (connecting people with
Operations Assistant Volunteers (receptionist)
Administrative Support Volunteers
Data Entry Volunteers
We hope to find caring
and compassionate people with the talents and skills to
perform these important roles. If you want to help, contact
TIHAN Volunteer Coordinator Dennisse at (520) 299-6647 ext
Appreciation Event: Save the Date!
TIHAN has amazing
volunteers, and we want to celebrate and show you our
appreciation with ice cream! If you’re part of the TIHAN
volunteer team, we hope you’ll join us here at the office on
Tuesday, July 18 from 4 to 6pm to enjoy a few scoops of
yummy ice cream and toppings. This will be a wonderful
opportunity to hang out and chill out with TIHAN
staff and other volunteers. We’ll provide several delicious
flavors of ice cream, a sugar-free option, a dairy-free
option, and a selection of toppings. You are also welcome to
bring your own toppings to share.
Please RSVP to Dennisse,
Volunteer Coordinator, at 520-299-6647 x206 or
VolunteerCoordinator@tihan.org. We’d love to have your
RSVP no later than Friday, July 14 so we can be sure to have
enough goodies on hand for everyone who attends. Hope to see
you at the Ice Cream Social!
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