Nov 20, 2018
WHAT: Trillium Health is collaborating with Macy’s at Eastview Mall and Xerox GALAXe for their 26th annual Shop & Wrap event. Shop & Wrap is a volunteer-run event that provides holiday gifts to people in need. Every year, over 200 packages containing household and personal care items are donated to patients impacted by HIV/AIDS. Macy’s at Eastview Mall, alongside Xerox GALAXe Pride at Work, spearhead the event to benefit the patients and clients of Trillium Health.
WHEN: Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WHERE: Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Avenue, Rochester NY, 14607
WHO: The annual tradition has over 70 volunteers, including Macy’s at Eastview Mall, Xerox, and Trillium Health volunteers, college student organizations, and community members. Xerox GALAXe is a group of Xerox employees who are, or who affirm, LGBTQ individuals and engage in social and community improvement activities.
WHY: Shop & Wrap items are often need-based, ranging from personal hygiene items to scarves, hats, mittens, household products, and other items that may not be purchased using WIC, EBT, or other government programs. HIV/AIDS patients often overlook these items as a necessity, due to higher cost health care and health-related needs. The program is part of Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV Epidemic in Greater Rochester by 2020.
About Trillium Health
As a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike community health center, Trillium Health's mission is to promote health equity by providing affordable and extraordinary primary and specialty health care in Rochester, New York, and a nine-county service area. Our comprehensive model, which is LGBTQ-affirming, ensures health care for underserved communities and vulnerable populations, regardless of ability to pay. We also offer testing, and treatment for HIV, Hepatitis C and STDs, PrEP and PEP, an on-site diagnostic laboratory, community health outreach programming, client services, on-site pharmacy services, harm reduction efforts and more. We operate satellite offices in Bath and Geneva, New York. The Trillium Health family includes The MOCHA Center, community centers for LGBTQ communities of color with locations in Rochester and Buffalo. The MOCHA Center’s goal is to improve the health and wellness of LGBTQ communities of color by linking people to medical care and supportive services. To learn more, visit www.trilliumhealth.org and www.mochacenter.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.