Dear PATS Supporters,
It's been a great year for PATS on GlobalGiving and we wanted to thank all of you for your generous donations. We have had many new donors join us in supporting our kids, and hope that you will all continue to check in on our progress. So far this year, our GlobalGiving supporters have helped us raise enough money to take care of four of our kids for an entire year! GlobalGiving has been a wonderful platform to reach people who care about our cause outside of our normal circles in our Boston,MA headquarters. We hope that you've enjoyed our periodic updates and that you continue to stay engaged with us through our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and website. Most of all, we'd love to have your continued support as we strive to accomodate more kids in our program.
As the year draws to a close, we wanted to share some interesting things that we're working on. First, we are currently running our annual Holiday Card Fundraiser. For GlobalGiving donors, we are offering beautiful hand made cards to those who donate at least $25 to PATS in honor of someone by December 18th. These are lovingly made by our wonderful volunteers in Boston, MA! It's easy to send PATS a donation in honor of someone else, just go to the "Gift in Honor of" tab on our donation page (see example above). You can choose the "no, I don't want a card" option and we will send you a followup email after you donate to get the mailing address of your honoree. Note that for cards sent outside of the US may not arrive by Christmas.
PATS is also working on a video project on site in China. We are collaborating with Sharron Lovell, a multi-media journalist based in Beijing to develop two videos to support PATS work with children living with HIV in rural China. The first video will feature people with HIV in China who are living healthy and successful lives. In rural China, HIV is sometimes considered a death sentence and those living with HIV may not have much hope for the future. The purpose of the video is to erase this fallacy using interviews to share real life experiences of healthy and successful individuals that have HIV/AIDS. The second video is a demonstrative promotional video that will show PATS in action. The video will provide a firsthand window into PATS work in China, including interviews and footage of PATS leadership in China and the community health workers.
We hope the holiday season finds you and your family happy, health, and prosperous. Thanks again for helping our kids have happy, healthy childhoods!
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