Article describes a number of AIDS related outreach projects operated within the diocese of Toronto for local populations and overseas in Africa. Includes the story of the Rev. Doug Willoughby, an Anglican priest who is himself HIV-positive and the diocese's involvement in the Philip Aziz Centre, a non-profit home hospice for people living with AIDS. Describes the work of The Teresa Group, founded by Penelope Holeton, an Anglican lay woman, to help children in Toronto living with AIDS, and also the fundraising work of St. Clement's, Eglinton, which has contributed to the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and which in August 2006 "held a reception for grandmothers from Kenya who [were] in Toronto for the International AIDS Conference and the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers' Gathering".
Nine year old Clara Loweth Reeves of Aurora, Ontario, has raised $1,455 to date to help fight HIV/AIDS through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Clara's local Canadian Tire store donated 500 seed packets to her and a family friend 500 more. "Each weekend last April and May , Clara brought her seeds and a poster requesting donations. She campaigned outside her church, a supermarket, a liquor store, on the streets and even during her ninth birthday party. To date she has raised $1,455 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
"Thank you for the article on our calendar in the December 2008 issue (Grannies take it off in support of HIV orphans). Your readers will be glad to know that so far this initiative has raised $50,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation".