Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Annual HIPS Candy Drive

The annual HIPS Candy Drive is here!   Candy is used as a conversation starter during street-based outreach since there is a natural reluctance to talk about condoms or syringes right away.   The candy is a way for staff and volunteers to connect with new clients and to let their existing clients know that they care.

HIPS is asking for donations of individually wrapped candy.   As a volunteer has said, "So this Halloween, consider purchasing an extra bag of candy for HIPS or donating your leftover candy. That's right, we'll help you get rid of all that dang candy leftover!"

For more information or to get drop-off or pick-up information, contact Emily via email or phone, (202) 232-8150 ext. 301.

For those who don't know, HIPS

promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.

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