Monday, December 1st, 2008

Today is World AIDS Day 2008, which is held each year on December 1st. It is a day when everyone comes together to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day.  As the organization’s site says, “Whilst we have come a long ways since 1988, there is still much more to be done.”

If you’re looking for a way to get your beauty on and raise some awareness, check out:

  • Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 ($8.50), which sports the symbolic red ribbon.  During the entire month of December, 100% of the proceeds of this lip balm will be donated to YouthAIDS.
  • MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam Products are available year-round and 100% of the selling price goes to MAC AID Fund.  Several choices in lipglasses and lipsticks are available.

What can $14 do?

$14 would produce 28 copies of free treatment and prevention information
$14 provides round-trip transportation for three people to attend support programs
$14 buys pantry items for nutrition program serving women living with HIV/AIDS
$14 buys formula for 15 babies
$14 covers the cost of school supplies for five teens affected with HIV/AIDS
$14 provides materials to support four volunteer tutors
$14 buys one unit of Therapeutic Recreation for one client
$14 pays for one food pantry bag, containing enough food for a family of three for one day.
$14 purchases one Hospitality Kit, containing personal hygiene and grooming products,
given to clients upon entering a housing program.

— MAC AIDS Fund Factsheet

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5 thoughts on “Come Together for World AIDS Day 2008!

  1. Sash

    Please give generously, people! Also, keep in mind “Keep a Child Alive”.

  2. claudia m.

    I like that the proceeds from Viva Glam go to the MAC AIDS fund, you know, two birds with one stone! But sometimes I feel so vain that it’s from my lipstick purchase.

    • But you know, I think of it this way: it’s a lipstick I’d love to own any way, but knowing the proceeds go to a good cause, I can buy it guilt-free.

  3. Chrissy

    Thanks for posting this, Christine!! I just spent the day doing World AIDS Day events in Alaska (I work for an HIV/AIDS agency) and MAC’s support of HIV/AIDS initatives is one of the reasons I’m such a loyal MAC customer.