Although our holiday celebrations may look a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still spread holiday cheer and goodwill. These gifts will make someone smile and benefit the HIV community at the same time!
The Every Kid Is Special Project by Cura Orphanage, $50
A group of kids from Cura Orphanage in Kenya who lost their parents to AIDS are on a mission: to show as many kids in the world as possible that they are special and loved. The funds from this book will support the orphanage and further fund The Every Kid Is Special Project. Share this book with a special kid (of any age!) in your life.
Holiday Tribute Card, $15
Send a personalized holiday card—like the Keith Haring design shown—and help those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other life-altering illnesses. For a minimum of $15 per name, God’s Love We Deliver will address, stamp and mail holiday cards to anyone on your list with a message acknowledging your donation in their honor.
You might not be able to get close to your loved ones this Christmas, but you can add some sparkle to their tree with the latest Broadway Legend holiday ornament from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Three-time Tony Award winner Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard will dazzle any room with her signature turban and Art Deco–inspired cloak. This gift will support essential services for people living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses.
Spread a message of love and unity by giving a face mask that benefits GMHC, the nation’s oldest HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC launched the “Distance Yourself From Hate” campaign during the pandemic and teamed up with Harlem United and Lantern Community Services to distribute masks and provide food assistance.
Bring hope and joy to the life of a child living with HIV or cancer by donating to the Teddy Bear Touchdown fund. Each year, HIV activist Dab “the AIDS Bear” Garner plays Santa by distributing teddy bears and toys to kids from financially challenged families in memory of his goddaughter Candace, who lost her battle with AIDS and cancer at age 4 in 1989. Your generous donation will enable Dab to spread smiles to children this holiday season.
Support the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) message with one of these stylish tees from the Prevention Access Campaign. The perfect gift to educate others and help stop the fear and stigma that surrounds HIV.