November 23, 2008 5:25:10 AM PST
During this time of thanks and giving, a non-profit organization needs your help in fulfilling the dreams of children with HIV and AIDS. The donations to Angelwish are down this year due to the ailing economy.We were joined by Shimmy Mehta, founder and CEO of Angelwish, and attorney Jacqueline Klosek, of Goodwin Procter, an Angelwish donor.

Q: Shimmy, what is Angelwish?
A: Angelwish is a nonprofit that I started in 1999 with the mission to provide the public with an easy way to grant birthday, holiday, or any day wishes to the millions of children that are living with HIV/AIDS around the world.

Q: How do you grant wishes?
A: We use the power of the Internet and working with to provide an efficient and effective means of granting a child's birthday, holiday, or any day gift wish at one of our 130 Angel Care Centers a birthday, holiday, or any day gift.

Q. What are Angel Care Centers?
A: We work with 130 adolescent HIV/AIDS hospitals and clinics in the United States and England to ensure that each child receiving medical care receives a gift?not just during the holiday season but throughout the year.

Q: Who are your donors?
A: We work with a variety of donors from corporations to individual donors and 100% of their donation goes to gift-recipient. Through our donors generosity, we are making a difference in the lives of children we serve.

Q: How can our viewers help?
A: Given today's economy, we ask people to visit our Web site at and consider making a donation to brighten a child's day. Often, a Angelwish gift is the only gift a child receives.

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