How You Can Help
Without your help many of the most needy and vulnerable children in the world will die. There is no end to the creative ways anyone – young or old – can help limit suffering of children and families impacted by HIV. CAFI’s work to change and save lives is supported by people like you. As you think about how you can be part of the global solution to HIV/AIDS, please consider the following.
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Each of these items help support the health and future of a child or family.
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission, teaching youth how to remain HIV free, helping people living with HIV learn how to not transmit it to their partners are all essential tools to reach an AIDS Free generation. We engage children, youth and parents in interactive prevention education opportunities in multiple settings.
Eight hours of life skills, HIV, STI and universal values education to help keep youth HIV free.
Many countries do not provide free education to all children, and in some countries primary education is provided but not secondary. In these cases, families who want to educate their children must pay tuition as well as purchase school uniforms, books and school supplies. This contribution will provide education which will lead to better life outcomes for HIV impacted children in Uganda, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa.
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Check with your employer about how to designate CAFI through your workplace campaign contributions. Federal government employees may designate CAFI through the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Many state employees may designate CAFI through their State annual giving campaigns. Companies like Avon and GoodShop allow you to donate a percentage of every purchase you make through them to CAFI. As an E-bay seller you can designate a percentage of purchase proceeds to CAFI through the eBay Giving Works program. Contact us for more information
You can make a difference by helping keep the issue in people’s minds and hearts. Organize a walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon, bat-a-thon or other event to raise funds to help HIV impacted children. Plan an event in your neighborhood, school or community on special dates such as National HIV Testing Day or World AIDS Day to focus on the needs of HIV impacted children globally. CAFI is happy to assist you in your education, outreach and advocacy efforts. Contact us for more information
Contributions of stock, mutual funds or other types of securities qualify as a tax-exempt donation. Contact us for information.
CAFI can accept gifts and bequests from your estate. We recommend you have your attorney or estate planner contact us in advance to discuss any special requests you may have regarding designating use of the funds. Contact us for information.
Many schools, businesses and individuals have held special events and activities to benefit CAFI programs. Retailers have donated one day’s proceeds, schools have sponsored HIV awareness days, in addition to collecting funds and school supplies. Church youth groups have conducted toy drives and collected winter hats, mittens and scarves. CAFI is happy to work with any individual, organization, or business wishing to help by providing brochures, and ideas. Contact us for information.
Many volunteer opportunities exist in the United States and globally. CAFI has helped place scores of volunteers with partner organizations and hosted numerous professional volunteers who have provided training for local partner staff members. We are happy to assist anyone seeking volunteer opportunities. Submit your request to receive a packet of information and detailed application form and we will work with you on finding a location to suit your skills. Contact us for more information