Give kids a chance in 2010

Give kids a chance in 2010

When you open that brand new 2010 calendar, turn directly to May 7 to jot down the inaugural Shades4AIDS day.
Don a pair of sunglasses and make a gold coin donation on the day to help raise money for the Hope for Cambodian Children group — a charity that aims to stop mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
“With a simple dose of medication costing only $4.50, an HIV-positive mother can give birth to a healthy, HIV-negative baby,” a spokeswoman for the Shades4AIDS organisers said. “Most people don’t realise that’s even possible, let alone for such a small cost.
“Donations help cover the cost of administering this medication, as well as the pathology needed for HIV diagnosis, baby formula, bottles and education to help HIV-positive mothers raise healthy babies.”
Money also goes towards the charity’s orphanage for children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.
To participate, schools or offices simply need to register with the shades4AIDS website and collect money on the day. Money can then either be directly transferred to HFCC or a representative can come to collect donations.

info: To register your school or office with shades4AIDS, visit For more information on Hope for Cambodian Children, visit

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3 responses to “Give kids a chance in 2010”

  1. But with that said….I think the idea has some merit.

    What about a Domestic Programme for Kids living with HIV/AIDS here in Australia…..Just a Thought.

  2. The wider Heterosexual Community here in Australia feel more “comfortable” giving to those fellow Heterosexuals in far away lands such as Cambodia than helping the majority of those living with HIV/AIDS in Australia due to the fact that they are GAY.

    SAD but TRUE.

  3. AIDS has a STIGMA in Australia due to the fact that the majority of people infected are GAY MEN. We need to break down this Stigma.

    Most Heterosexuals feel more comfortable giving money to Heterosexuals in far away lands eg CAMBODIA, than shell out some $$$$ to over 17,000 (mostly gay men) living with HIV/AIDS in Australia.