Goodwill Manasota has partnered with CARES Outreach and members of the local community to raise awareness in the weeks leading up to World AIDS Day 2016. From November 15th through December 6th, Goodwill will display an educational art show at six of its locations in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The displays will feature artwork created by local school children featuring educational and prevention messages about how HIV is spread, the continued impact of HIV, and the responsibility that each of us has to achieve the goal of “no new infections.”
While the artwork will be on display through the 6th of December, each community room will have a designated viewing night open to anyone who would like to attend. Viewing hours during the specific nights will be from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
In addition to the artwork there will be cut-outs of traced hands on red paper. These hands will be assembled into the pattern of the red AIDS ribbon and displayed at each location. Some of the hands will have a message, a word or phrase, or the first name of the “artist.” Red hands will also be available for visitors to honor the memory of someone who has died or a loved one living with HIV/AIDS. These will join the others on the wall display.