American Foundation for Children with AIDS

The mission of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS is to improve the lives of children and youth struggling with the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We provide cost effective relief, services, medical and social support, education and advocacy to help these victims achieve their full life potential.
Oct 2, 2012

Update and Matching Day!

I am so excited to announce that a new family will receive help with school fees, uniforms, shoes, books and a school bag for each child.  These children below to Penina Mwende and they are so excited that they have been selected to receive this aid.  It really is amazing to me that children get so happy to have the opportunity to attend school, something we take for granted in USA.

Another child (Sharlet) will be able to attend school, too, because her school fees will be caught up when AFCA, through generous donors like you, sends the funds needed to clear her account.  Her mother works and is struggling to pay her fees, which is fabulous.  With this little help, we'll catch her up and Sharlet can remain in school, learning and dreaming of becoming a teacher.

Thank you, friends, for your continued support of these little ones!

On October 17th, all donations made through this website will be matched at 30%!  Please make a donation to help these children and we'll add more kids to the list of those who receive help with school fees. 

Thanks for being part of what we do!

 

 

 



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Oct 2, 2012

Teddy and her family

Donated medicines
Donated medicines

Teddy and her children are going through a very difficult time right now, as Teddy is dying.  She has been a patient for a long time at Mulago Hospital and is, in fact, the person who first received medicine there along with her then infant children.  Her youngest is now in 7th grade and is healthy and well, thanks to medicine she receives, along with her brother.

But, Teddy is not doing well at all and she needs very specific and expensive medicine.  We have been looking everywhere for these medications and find that they are both super expensive and hard to get.  It seems that they are made for rich folks or for those with amazing insurance coverage, both of which are not part of Teddy's life.  We will not give up as we try to locate and purchase these medicines for her, but we need your help.

On October 17th, starting at 12:01as EST, donations will be matched at 30% (up to $1000 per donor and until $50k in matching donations are used up).  Please consider making a donation as close to 12:01am on the 17th so that we can help more people like Teddy and so that Teddy can live to continue loving and caring for her children.

Thank you for caring!

Pharmacist dispensing medicine
Pharmacist dispensing medicine

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Aug 14, 2012

Still Need Your Votes!

Friends, we are hanging on to first place in the Global Giving photo contest, but by a thread.  Can you please help us win by voting here http://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=21 and by asking friends to vote and to share on Facebook, Twitter, and by email? 

At this point, we have $4,000 in prize money and matching grants hanging on winning this photo contest. And, Michael Leming from Nike has pledged to donate $1 per vote, with Nike matching, so please help us win. Voting ends on Wednesday at noon EST.

Thanks so much, all. 

On behalf of the children,

Tanya

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