As resident in Washington, DC a city where one in twenty individuals is living with AIDS, I was led to create a program that would bring awareness to this issue both locally and abroad. I was first motivated to help with the AIDS crisis because the epidemic is growing everyday. I thought about the best way to make an impact and through research, I found that with the rising costs of medications, many AIDS victims were in need of everyday toiletries, specifically those residing in Africa. But, in the midst of my global initiative, I could not, in good conscience, neglect those individuals in Washington, DC who were suffering from the disease. For years, I had been tracking the efforts of the Whitman Walker clinic, and I knew that, in some small way, my donation would be able to have a lasting impact on the lives of their patients. I have always been aware of AIDS victims, but I had never done anything to help out and this was my chance.