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Thursday, October 18, 2007

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I love PRODUCT(RED)! I love that you can purchase something that you already buy, and a portion of the proceeds go directly to Africa and the fight against AIDS. I have many (RED) shirts from the Gap, I'm trying to justify getting these really cute Converse low-tops, and now Hallmark has joined the (RED)campaign!! Just in time for Christmas. Please visit your local Hallmark store and support this great cause. Let your store know that you appreciate them making a difference. The proceeds go to the the Global Fund. I took the following from the join(RED) website.

The Global Fund has selected established grants with sound performance to receive money raised through (RED). To date, of the $45.5 million received by the Global Fund from the sale of (RED) products, $30.7 million has flowed directly to Global Fund financed grants in Ghana, Rwanda and Swaziland. In these countries this money is helping to finance comprehensive national HIV/AIDS programs led by the ministries of health, to provide antiretroviral treatment for children and adults, to assist in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, as well as essential counseling and testing activities to reduce the overall risk of HIV transmission.

Additional contributions of funds will continue to be made to these programs as they achieve tangible, measurable results in their lifesaving work. Additional amounts of money are sent by the Global Fund to (RED) grants according to the grants’ own requests to the Global Fund – usually every 3 to 6 months – and additional amounts are sent once results have been reported and verified.

To read Impact Stories about beneficiaries of (RED) money in Africa, click on

The Global Fund
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was established in 2002 with the support of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the world's leaders, to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases. Since its creation, the Global Fund has become the dominant financer of programs to fight AIDS, TB and malaria, with $8.4 billion invested in 136 countries.

The Global Fund is an innovative partnership of governments, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. It is not an implementing agency -- the Global Fund relies on local ownership, planning and expertise and enables countries to design and execute their own programs, but provides funds only on the basis of proven results to ensure that funds are used efficiently to create real change for people and communities.

Global Results
In five years, the Fund has achieved substantial results. As of September 2007, Global Fund financing has provided:

1.1 million people with treatment for HIV and AIDS
9.4 million people with voluntary HIV testing
1.2 million orphans with basic care and support
2.8 million people with treatment for tuberculosis
23 million people with treatment for malaria
30 million families with insecticide-treated mosquito nets
Donate to the Global Fund
Purchasing (PRODUCT) RED is just one way you can support the Global Fund. If you've been INSPI(RED) to do more, please make a contribution to the Global Fund. On the donation form, be sure to check the box designating that you want your money to go toward fighting AIDS in Africa.

Click here to see the Hallmark (RED) collection. Now getting wrapping and writing......send the love people!!


MissHannah said...

Was that commercial suppose to make me cry?

Anonymous said...

Super cool!!! I can't watch the video right now :) but will later. Did you see Gap's newest tshirt additions??? There's a long sleeve one now... Love...Back to work!!!

Lori said...

Wow! This makes my day - I so needed this right now, thanks for finding it. I'm a total mush right now. I cannot wait til we can go get our kids! :) Thanks Em', you totally know that I must copy this and put it on my blog!!! Like right now!


I am on cloud nine right now ... can you believe i am leaving in 2 wks to get my daughter ... you are close behind me .. thanks for always encouraging me and for keeping what God feels is important at the forefront of our minds ... He walked with the poor and diseased. He touched them and loved them .. We should all do as much as we can to help those in need ... it isn't a sacrifice ... IT IS JUSTICE !!!

love ya sister ....

-Gurske Adoption- said...

I love that you posted all the up to date info, it shows passion! LOVE IT!


suzanne mayernick said...

I AM BLOGGING!!!! YEEHHHAAAHHH! Our time together this past weekend was so sweet! I already can't wait to see you again. I was on Gwens blog, so I thought i'd say "hey" Hope all was well when you returned. love ya sister!

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