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NewsWorld AIDS Day at Marlboro College

In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1st, Marlboro College, with support of the Community Service Committee and PRIDE, is having an AIDS Awareness Day and fundraising event.  We will be selling raffle tickets, with contributions from local businesses and MC members, as prizes.  In addition, we will be accepting private and corporate donations.  Marlboro College will then split the proceeds with two local organizations, AIDS Project of Southern Vermont and CHABHA (Children Affected by HIV/AIDS), that are currently doing HIV/AIDS-related work.

In a time of global concern and participation, it is imperative that people are aware of the impact of the AIDS crisis that continues to leave communities devastated, domestically and internationally.  In raising awareness, people can make healthy and informed decisions.  Also, through community involvement people will be inspired to support efforts by educating others, contributing and volunteering at the college, regional and global levels.

The following organizations will receive proceeds:

CHABHA is a 501(c) 3 organization that raises awareness in the US of the plight of children in Africa who are affected by HIV/AIDS and supports linked projects for orphaned children.  The two major purposes are:  To raise awareness about the plight of children in Africa affected by HIV/AIDS and raise support for projects there.
CHABHA is a small charity in which 100% of donated funds go directly to service providers in Africa.  Funds are directly provided to projects during trips to Africa.  All of CHABHA’s administrative costs and travel to the African projects are covered by the Board of Directors and travelers. Thus, all donations in full are transferred to the providers.  Funds have provided for basic needs, health costs, school fees, enterprise activities such as a sewing cooperative, for organizational development, and for specific needs projects requests such as money for a second-hand car.  For more information go to www.chabha.org.

The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont is a regional AIDS service organization that provides direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS, and HIV prevention services to those at most risk in Windham, Bennington, and southern Windsor counties.  Founded by volunteers in 1988 as a grassroots, community based group, the AIDS Project now fills an important statewide role in making sure that Vermont’s fight against the AIDS epidemic is strong and effective.  The AIDS Project mission is to provide direct services to those whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS, to offer education about HIV/AIDS to help prevent its spread, and to promote understanding within the communities served.  For more information go to www.aidsprojectsouthernvermont.org.

Please contact Beverly Behrmann, World Studies Office, with any questions or contributions.  Phone:  258-9220  Email:  behrmann@marlboro.edu

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