A unique fund-raiser that enables AIDS organizations to raise money. The program started in early 1996 and has proven to be very successful for over two years. Many local AIDS organizations all over the country are participating for their third year in a row, and it's time that we spread the word even further.
The Program is based on a set of "Commemorative Holiday Ornaments" that AIDS/HIV agencies can offer for sale throughout their communities as a fund-raiser. The theme of each ornament design reflects the spiritual journey experienced by those who are affected by AIDS, and each one incorporates a red ribbon to symbolize the universality of the fight against this terrible disease. Every year a new ornament design is introduced, and past designs have included such themes a "Light of Hope", "Dove of Peace" and "Angel of Love".
One of the major "bonuses" of the program is that it promotes awareness of the work your organization is doing within your community. Each ornament comes with a detailed gift card that is personalizes with specific information about your organization and the work you do. It is really a great way to make positive impact on your community and improve your local image. The ornaments are extremely beautiful, and participating agencies have been proud to promote them as symbols of the importance of the battle against AIDS.
The program is designed to be an easy to administer local fund-raiser that can be incorporated into your annual fund-raising strategy each year, with very little effort or investment. There are a variety of promotional materials available to help your agency with fund-raising, including color flyers, counter displays, newspaper ads, and posters. These marketing materials make it very easy for your to promote the ornaments without a lot of time or effort on your part. The free Program Start up Kit also includes a step by step guide to running the program successfully in your community, including direct mail tips, sample letters, pledge forms, order-processing information, and more!
For a free Program Start-up kit with a step-by-step guide to running the program successfully in your community. For more information on signing your agency up for this program please call: Jill Moore 757.566.8500
This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter.