From stocking stuffers to a high-fashion tee (and more!), these gifts are not only sure to please—they’ll also help in the fight against HIV in the United States and abroad. Giving just a little to a loved one can mean a lot to many more folks living with the virus.
Chuck’s Famous Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie, box of six, $15
For more than 25 years, Chuck the Baker has created mouthwatering desserts for the clients of God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD) and made their lives a little bit sweeter. This holiday season sweeten up a loved one’s life by sending a box of Chuck’s double chocolate oatmeal cookies. Proceeds directly support GLWD, which for more than 30 years has been delivering customized prepared meals daily to those in New York City living with AIDS and other serious illnesses.
Looking for a practical gift for someone on your holiday list? Consider the quip electric toothbrush starter set, which includes one electric toothbrush, a soft bristle brush head, a removable AAA battery and a multi-use cover. Plus, your gift willkeepon giving if you sign up for the refill plan. Fifteen percent of the retail price of each toothbrush set sold will go to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS and can help provide 30 days’ worth of lifesaving medicine. Click here to shop for other Product (RED) items.
In 2003, Harvey Fierstein was honored with a Tony Award for his turn as Edna Turnblad in the Broadway musical Hairspray. This holiday, he’s being honored again for that role—this time he’s been cast as the 11th holiday ornament in the Broadway Legends series by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Proceeds from the 6-inch-tall glass ornament directly benefit the organization, which raises funds for much-needed services for people living with AIDS and other life-altering illnesses.
“Love Lives On” greeting card set, $25
’Tis the season to spread love and good cheer! Each set of the “Love Lives On” greeting cards contains 10 5’ x 7’’ blank cards perfect for crafting your own personal message. Proceeds from the sale of these cards benefit Desert AIDS Project, which has been the primary not-for-profit resource for those living with, affected by or at-risk for HIV or AIDS in the Coachella Valley since 1984.
Special-edition David Wojnarowicz T-shirt, $99
In conjunction with an exhibition last summer at the Whitney Museum of American Art, luxury fashion brand Loewe launched this limited-edition series of T-shirts featuring the work of artist and activist David Wojnarowicz. All the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts benefit Visuals AIDS, the only national arts organization committed to supporting and preserving the work of HIV-positive artists. (Not all sizes/designs available.)
Simply Red bracelet, $30
Made in Italy, this minimalist leather bracelet is a simple reminder that AIDS is not over. Proceeds benefit Until There’s a Cure, dedicated to eradicating HIV and AIDS by raising awareness and funds. Since 1993, the organization has provided over $10 million in grants to support domestic and international programs.
Shop Year-Round and Support the Fight to End AIDS
Did you know it’s easy to support your favorite HIV/AIDS charity while shopping on Amazon? Visit smile.amazon.com to select a charity organization of your choice as your beneficiary. If you need suggestions, type “HIV” or “AIDS” in the search field. Once you’ve signed up, start shopping at smile.amazon.com (instead of the regular Amazon.com link). You’ll have access to the entire Amazon.com inventory—the only difference is Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to the charity of your choice!