The mission of the AIDS Garden Chicago is to create and maintain a garden space for reflection and education of the AIDS Epidemic, those that passed, survivors and history, to celebrate and honor its heroes and the ongoing work to eradicate HIV/AIDS.
The AIDS Garden will be built along the Belmont Rocks, a space the gay community would gather at since the early days of Chicago's LGBT movement. The Rocks were about claiming the right to be, to exist, to gather outside and to be out of the shadows and the closet. The AIDS Garden seeks to help preserve that memory and to honor the history of HIV/AIDS in Chicago. It is fitting to create a garden in that Belmont Rocks space.
Ground breaking for the AIDS Garden Chicago is anticipated in early 2019 and the garden should be completed by fall 2019.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
We are dedicated to creating a space to remember and honor the impact of HIV/AIDS in and around Chicago. We cannot yet accept online donations but will in the near future!