There are many ways to make a difference this holiday season; however, some causes get more attention than others. 

The Holiday Angel campaign not only helps people in need this holiday season, but these are people who are also fighting chronic diseases.

ACR Health serves hundreds of people battling things like HIV and AIDS in a nine county area.  The program is available in all of those counties while sponsors or 'angels' are needed for families and individuals.

You can contact the agency to receive a Wish List which includes items ranging from clothing to kitchen supplies.

Organizers say many of ACR's clients are in poverty and a gift will certainly lessen the burden for them during a difficult time.

"It is a very special program and it means a lot to ACR Health and the people that we serve and I can't thank the community enough for being that Holiday Angel for us because it really, it changes lives,” said ACR Health Executive Director Wil Murtaugh.

Once you purchase a gift, you'll simply wrap it and drop it off at your local ACR Health location.

ACR Health serves clients ranging from Cayuga to Herkimer County, and across the North Country.

If you'd like more information about ACR Health or would like to sign up to be a holiday angel: visit or call 800-475-2430.