Nov 29, 2017
WHAT: Shop and Wrap is a volunteer run event that provides holiday gifts to people in need. Every year more than 200 packages containing household and personal care items are donated to patients impacted by HIV/AIDS. Xerox GALAXe Pride at Work and Macy’s at Eastview Mall, Inc. spearhead the event, which is now in its 25th year to benefit the patients and clients of Trillium Health.
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon
Media presence requested between 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14607
Quick access can be found in rear parking lot of 259 Monroe Avenue
WHO: This annual tradition has over 70 volunteers, including Xerox, Macy's at Eastview Mall and Trillium Health volunteers, college student organizations, and community members. Xerox GALAXe is a group of Xerox employees who are, or who affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender persons and engage in social and community improvement activities.
WHY: The Shop and 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. These items are often overlooked by HIV/AIDS patients as a necessity due to higher cost health care and greater health-related needs. The program is part of Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV Epidemic in Greater Rochester by 2020
Trillium Health, a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike is a community health center that offers access to affordable health care for all, with a strong emphasis on meeting the health care needs of the LGBTQ, communities of color and underserved populations.