December #160 : Gifts that Give - by Willette Francis

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December 2009

Gifts that Give

by Willette Francis

While making your list and checking it twice, purchase these gifts to support a good cause. They’ll bring joy—beyond the holiday season?by benefiting those living with HIV/AIDS and creating awareness in our communities.

2010 AIDS Memorial Quilt Calendar from The NAMES Project
Here’s a daily reminder that the fight against AIDS begins with you. It also provides a behind-the-scenes look at a dozen AIDS Memorial Quilt panels, created to honor those we’ve lost to the disease. Reg. $12, but $10 for POZ subscribers/readers,

Adopt-a-Scientist from amfAR
For as little as $10, you can adopt a scientist. You’ll receive a personal thank-you, be able to track your scientist’s progress, read the latest research updates and help amfAR reach its goal—a world without AIDS.

The Asisi Bracelet from Mary Fisher
HIV-positive UNAIDS ambassador Mary Fisher designed the bracelet; proceeds help women living with the virus in Africa feed their families and educate their children. $59,

Bugaboo (Red) Special Collection
AIDS programs with an emphasis on the health of women and children will receive 1 percent of the total revenue from sales of this swank collection that includes strollers and a leather carryall. Prices range from $164 to $1,029.

Hand Care for a Cure from Kiehl’s 

In support of World AIDS Day, the net profits from this Ultimate Strength Hand Salve will go to amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.  2.5 oz., $12.50,

Cupcakes from Sweet Miss Giving’s
Have your cake, eat it and feel good about it. Over 50 percent of profits at this bakery help formerly homeless and the HIV/AIDS-affected members of Chicago House. It delivers anywhere in the United States.

“Electric Rain” Unisex Rubber Motor Boot from Kenneth Cole
Inspired by the pair Marlon Brando wore in one of Cole’s favorite movies, The Wild One, these boots look hot and support HIV/AIDS through the AWEARNESS Fund. $98,

Chuck’s Brownies from God’s Love We Deliver
These brownies have been a sweet ending to the nutritious meals God’s Love We Deliver provides for those living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses. $28 box of 8 and $40 box of 12,

“Love” Boxed Holiday Cards from God’s Love We Deliver
Ceramist, designer and purveyor of happy chic, Jonathan Adler created these beautiful cards exclusively for GLWD to spread peace and joy to your loved ones, while improving the well-being of those living with the virus and other illnesses. $17 for 12 cards and envelopes,

Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipstick from M•A•C
Get a sexy pout and save lives at the same time. All proceeds help HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs globally through the M•A•C AIDS Fund. $14,

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