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World AIDS Day & Awareness Month

Posted by mGive Team on Dec 1, 2008 6:26:00 AM

    
Today the world kicks off AIDS Awareness Month with Worlds AIDS Awareness Day, a day on which we are called to reflect upon the struggles of nearly 33.2 million members of our international community who are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Approximately 95% of those afflicted with the disease live in developing nations, and at least 2.5 million are children. According to UNAIDS, half of all AIDS/HIV victims become infected before the age of 25, and are killed by the disease before reaching 35.

In honor of World AIDS Day, mGive would like to recognize three of our nonprofit clients who work tirelessly to address serious issues associated with the AIDS/HIV pandemic.

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The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) is devoted to providing social, educational, recreational and other forms of support to vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS in the United States as well as in other countries. CAAF focuses on four distinct programs in order to accomplish its mission of helping HIV-impacted children. These programs include grant making in the following categories: basic needs assistance, psychosocial support, social and recreational support, and outdoor camp experiences. mGive $5 to CAAF by texting DREAM to 90999.

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Keep A Child Alive is dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children with HIV/AIDS in Africa and the developing world. The organization has a strong focus on directly engaging the global public in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and gains a tremendous amount of publicity through Co-Founder and Global Ambassador Alicia Keys. In her 2008 "As I Am" concert tour, Keys helped Keep A Child Alive raise approximately $40,000 in mobile donations. mGive $5 to Keep A Child Alive by texting ALIVE to 90999.

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Approximately six million blood transfusions are administered to seriously ill patients in Sub-Saharan Africa each year, and unsafe transfusions account for an estimated 5-10% of all HIV infections in the region. The Safe Blood for Africa Foundation works to promote health renewal for African citizens by providing them with increased access to an adequate supply of safe blood. The organization has trained over 6,000 health care technicians and helps to provide a safe blood supply in 34 African countries. mGive $5 to the Safe Blood for Africa Foundation by texting HIV to 90999.

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A one-time charge of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Proceeds benefit mGive Partners. Service is available on most carriers. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying to the message with the word STOP.  For full terms visit mGive.com/A

Topics: Mobile Fundraising, Health and Social Services, Intermediate

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