WHAT $1,500 WILL DO
We have created this list to help participants and donors to understand what the $1,500 Rider fundraising minimum will do for our benefiting agencies. We encourage participants to share this list with potential donors or use it as part of a donation request. And as you read it ask yourself this question: "If $1,500 can do this much, I wonder what doubling my donation goal could do?"
The Aliveness Project
$1,500 would fund:
- 685 hot meals served in their dining room.
- 55 monthly food shelf services (@37 lbs. of food for a household); or monthly food shelf services for 55 households of people living with HIV/AIDS.
- 65 appointments for complementary care services (massage, acupuncture, etc.) that help people living with HIV/AIDS deal with the symptoms of their disease and treatment side effects.
- 43 holiday baskets for individuals living with HIV/AIDS
African American AIDS Task Force
Pay for bus passes and cab vouchers to help clients' access medical appointments and other resources.
Pay for the provision of meals and childcare for 25 emotional support groups
Buy approximately 5,769 HIV health promotion and education brochures
- Pay for 750 safe sex kits; condoms, lube, safe sex information, agency contact information and packaging
$1500 would provide:
- Four residents groceries for 2 months.
- Heat and electric costs for one of their homes for three winter months.
- Cable TV and internet services for one of their homes for a year.
Hope House of St. Croix Valley
$1500 would provide:
- A years worth of outings for the residents.
- Major training for care-partners.
- Mailing costs for two major fundraisers.
Minnesota AIDS Project
- Provide 1,900 condoms per month for a year.
- Pay for 1,500 copies of the printed HIV resource guide.
- Pay emergency rental assistance for 4 clients for a month.
- Pay to keep a family housed for 1.5 months in MAP's Housing Program.
- Pay for 75 coordinated taxi rides to medical appointments
- Purchase bus passes for 50 clients a month for three months.
- Purchase 75 - $20 food vouchers for grocery stores throughout Minnesota.
- Allow MAP's Public Policy service to organize a Youth Lobby Day and hold the yearly AIDS Action Day at the State Capitol as well as organize 4 HIV community meetings with legislators in Greater Minnesota.
- Purchase 27 HIV counseling and testing sessions with MAP AIDSLine staff.
- Pay transportation for 15 Minnesota campers to get to and from Camp Heartland for 1-week of summer camp.
- Feed three cabins (32 campers) during a weeklong summer camp session at Camp Heartland.
- Provide overnight lodging for 10 campers during their stay at Camp Heartland.
- Bring five young speakers from our Journey of Hope AIDS Awareness Program to a Minnesota college campus to speak openly about HIV/AIDS in their life, prevention, education, testing, hope and compassion.
$1,500 would provide:
- One month worth of meals for clients while attending programs
- Relexology or massage sessions for 60 persons
- Supplemental over-the-counter medicines for 2 years - aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Imodium, Pepto, etc. - which is NOT covered by prescriptions programs
Rural AIDS Action Network
$1,500 would buy:
4,500 miles of volunteer miles to get PLWAs to support groups, meetings, educational offerings, board meetings of RAAN, etc.
A partial volunteer training.
One month of phone bills of support calls for PLWAs who live far away from others.
1/2 of a newsletter to 3,000 clients and volunteers and professionals to tell them about the local network meeting or action.
30 lunches for network meetings around the state.
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