Tomorrows Not Promised is a nonprofit organization that was organized in 2009 to lead the fight against HIV and AIDS in Fairfield County.
Their work has been to improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic and to encourage them to seek treatment early as well as support from their family.
The organization’s mission of changing how people treat those who are affected by HIV and AIDS is very personal to the founder Nakisha Smith.
Smith co-founded the organization after her best friend’s sister died from AIDS.
She feels that if her friend’s sister would have been okay with talking with someone about it and going to get treated sooner that perhaps her friend would be here today.
The group is working with other community organizations to develop services, as well as to encourage people to get tested.
The community, should be less judgmental towards people so they will be more willing to seek help, she said.
Tomorrows Not Promised believes that the only way to defeat this crisis is with love, compassion, education, awareness, and togetherness.
The organization in its support of the community will be supplying school supplies for 250 first graders in Fairfield County this year during each of the elementary schools’ open house events.
The only supply that a parent will have to buy a first grader will be a pencil. Everything else on the school list will be given out by the group at the following times and locations:
• Fairfield Elementary - Aug. 16 from 4-7 p.m.;
• Geiger Elementary - Aug. 16 from 5-7 p.m.;
• McCrorey Liston - Aug. 16 from 4-6 p.m.;
• Kelly Miller Elementary - Aug. 16 from 4-6 p.m.;
•Fairfield Magnet - Aug. 16 from 5-7 p.m..
Anyone who would like more information about the organization or other upcoming events is encouraged to visit the groups website adamsnakisha.wix.com/tomorrowsnotpromised.