On Monday, January 21  for Martin Luther King Day of Service,15 volunteers joined us to assist with assembling safer sex kits and three organizations picked up supplies to assemble kits with their teams.

“We are blown away by the turnout of volunteers who came out to help us. It truly speaks to the character of these individuals and to the power of the community!”  said Heather Smith, Prevention Services Manager

Thanks to their help we were able to assemble nearly 8,000 safer sex kits. These kits will be distributed by our team when we are providing free and confidential testing services, tabling at events and doing outreach activities at local bars.

What do we put into a Safer Sex Kit?

  • Two condoms
  • A tube of lube
  • A calling card with information about where to get tested

Our Prevention team works tirelessly to reach the communities most impacted by HIV, many of whom live right in our own zip code. They strive to make King’s call for health equity a reality by providing access to testing and services..

“Assembling safer sex kits is one small and meaningful way the community can help support our work to end the HIV epidemic in Central Iowa,” said Ashley Parker, Prevention Specialist.

If you or your team weren’t able to volunteer on Martin Luther King Day of Service we can always use volunteers to help assemble safer sex kits. Contact Ashley Parker at  (515) 248-1883 about coming into The Project to volunteer or picking up supplies to assemble kits offsite with your group or organization.


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