Give a Day to World AIDS is a simple and powerful response
to the heartbreaking realities of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
There are 34 million people in the world living with HIV. Extraordinary progress has been made to address the pandemic in recent years. Yet over 5,000 people die each day from this infection. Causes and solutions to the pandemic are interwoven with many other global social concerns such as extreme poverty, hunger and gender inequity.
Give a Day is a grassroots Canadian movement. It challenges each Canadian to recognize World AIDS Day on December 1 by giving one day’s pay to an organization that will use the money well in the fight against HIV. We recommend two excellent organizations as potential recipients – the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Dignitas International. 100% of donations go directly to these organizations, each with its own focus and excellent record of success in responding to HIV.
Here’s some great news about Give a Day:
- To date Give a Day has raised over 3.5 million dollars to assist people and places most affected by HIV
- The movement is almost entirely driven by volunteers
- Give a Day is an act of pragmatic global solidarity giving Canadians a practical way to express their commitment to health for all
- There is an impressive response from the medical and legal communities, with at least 12 hospitals and 16 law firms hosting Give a Day workplace challenges
Through Give a Day, communities in Canada mobilize resources for communities far from them and we work together every day towards a world without AIDS.