HICKORY, N.C. — The AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) has announced that it is addressing the needs of area children during the upcoming season through its Holiday Adoption Program.

The program is designed to provide gifts for the children of ALFA who are either infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Often, it is very difficult for parents, who are living with HIV/AIDS, to afford gifts for their kids this time of year.

To sign up, call Adria Cline at 828-322-1447, ext. 226 or email alfacms@alfainfo.org by Nov. 27 with a count on the number of children contributor’s wish to adopt.

info: alfainfo.org.

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