Hoops of Hope/NEED

need2.jpgSophia’s god-sister, Siobhàn, and her mother Aisling are organizing a fund raiser to help fund Hoops of Hope, a non-profit organization started in 2004 by 10 year old Austin Gutwein who wanted to bring awareness to and raise funds for the more than 15 million children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Siobhàn’s school is hoping to shoot 6,000 free throws, one for every child orphaned on an average day by HIV/AIDS. All of the proceeds raised by this event will be put towards the construction of a clinic to test and treat children and their families who have HIV/AIDS in Sinazongwe, Zambia.

If you would like to help you can find out how on their fundraising page. You can also read the article from NEED that inspired them by clicking the cover image above .