Local 108 retiree Mary Washington, a former employee at Mandee’s warehouse, was among the Local 108 members who served food at an ARFC dinner for kids affected by AIDS.
Helping kids from families affected by AIDS is a year-round job for the members of Local 108, based in Newark, New Jersey. Since 2000, local members have helped raise critically needed funds for the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children. This year, the union raised over $5,000 on behalf of the organization. The ARFC provides resources for children of families where one or both parents suffer from AIDS.
“It’s often kids who suffer the most in a family affected by AIDS, and it is heartbreaking,” Local 108 President Charles Hall, Jr., said.
“The ARFC helps by providing these kids with summer camps and activities, computer labs, special holiday events, and more,” Hall added. “We are proud to help them out with their mission of making the lives of these kids easier, and we’ll continue to stay involved with this worthy cause.”