AIDS Community Resources has three main fundraising events that involve and benefit only our agency. AIDS Hike For Life is normally held. The 5K walk/run starts at 11:00 a.m. and takes about an hour to complete. The event is fun; the campus is beautiful. Get involved and be part of something big!
100% of money raised at the AIDS Hike For Life stays in the Mohawk Valley for Adolescent Prevention Programs and Client Support Services.
AIDS Walk/Run is held on the first Sunday of June at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville. It is a 5K fundraising walk and a 10K fundraising run.
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The event begins at 10:00 a.m. and takes about an hour to complete. The event is awesome; Beaver Lake Nature Center is gorgeous. Get involved and be part of AIDS Community Resources' biggest fundraising event!
100% of money raised at the AIDS Walk/Run stays in Central New York.
First Frost AIDS Walk at Thompson Park in Watertown is held the first Sunday after Columbus Day. Registration for the 5K fundraising walk/run begins at noon; the event starts at 1 p.m. The walk leads participants along a scenic path through The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park. All registered walkers receive free all-day admission to the zoo.
The event is fun for the entire family; the zoo is enchanting. Get involved and be part of something wild!
100% of money raised at the First Frost AIDS Walk stays in the North Country for Adolescent Prevention Programs and Client Support Services.
You can learn more about all three Walk/Runs at www.AIDSwalkcny.com
In addition, AIDS Community Resources has many happenings throughout its nine county service area each year, the work of a tremendously successful Special Events Department. If you want to help stage a top-notch fundraising event, come share your time and talents as a volunteer with ACR at one or more of our fundraising events, and you’ll be working with the pros.
Development offers many opportunities to learn, from initial planning stages of an event, through the follow-up stages of thank you notes and thank you parties. Volunteers help ACR by:
Generating ideas for fundraising
Distributing advertising materials
Forming fundraising teams
Working with Public Relations and Marketing
Assisting with Corporate Solicitations and donations
Coordinating setup and breakdown of event displays
Acting as traffic directors and hosts
Cleaning up the grounds when the event is done
ACR has a Special Events Committee that helps coordinate fundraising events. We welcome new members. For more information about volunteering with the Development Department, call 1.800.475.2430, or email us at email@example.com
Heart to Heart Mixed Doubles Tennis Event
On the February weekend closest to Valentine’s Day AIDS Community Resources presents the annual Heart-to-Heart Mixed Doubles Tennis Event, offering players a weekend of tennis fun, fundraising and HIV/AIDS awareness.
The Heart-to-Heart can be serious business for serious players: the United States Tennis Association sanctions the Open division, allowing players from throughout the eastern United States to earn ranking points.
Never played tennis before? All you need to do is come dressed to play. We provide racquets, balls and instruction on the court. ACR helps players in all divisions find a tennis partner.
For more information or to register call 800.475.2430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
February 13, 2011
RENT-Buy Tickets Today!
Once each year ACR sells tickets to a dazzling Syracuse Stage performance that benefits AIDS Community Resources. February 13, 2011 the Syracuse Stage production of “RENT” is dedicated to ACR (tickests purchased through ACR). 100% of the money raised at this dessert reception and performance supports ACR and its new LGBTQ Youth Center, which currently runs Support Groups for LGBTQ youth aged 13-22. The center offers tutoring, computer literacy, drop-in counseling, mentoring, and a peer-to-peer hotline.
At AIDS Community Resources we have a “Holiday Angel” program, where members of the community buy gifts for a designated ACR client and their family. The “Angels” are supplied with a client’s first name, and a list of “needs” rather than the typical Christmas “wish” list.
ACR has more than 400 clients, people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. Most come to our agency because they lack health insurance; sometimes they have no place to live, or money for medications. Add family members to our client roster, and almost a thousand people rely on ACR Angels for whatever holiday largesse comes their way.
Many schools participate in the program, collecting personal care items to add to the gifts. Church or office groups combine spending power to become Holiday Angels. Our incredibly generous donors sign on year after year, sometimes requesting the same family. If you would like to know more about the Holiday Angel program, call 1.800.475.2430. Or you can email us at email@example.com
World AIDS Day Observed
Started in 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, education, and fighting prejudice. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.
AIDS Community Resources commemorates World AIDS Day on December 1st. Our service pays tribute to those who care for the infected, and those who educate youth and others to prevent the spread of HIV. The service sounds a warning for the future; every day sees 14,000 new cases of HIV worldwide.
AIDS Community Resources commemorates World AIDS Day on December 1st of every year with a service at Panasci Chapel at Le Moyne College. The service begins at 7:30 a.m. and lasts about thirty minutes. When December 1st occurs on Saturday or Sunday the time of the service may change.
Wear the ribbon!
The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day to demonstrate care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment. The red ribbon started as a "grass roots" effort, and as a result there is no official red ribbon, and many people make their own. It's easily done - just use some ordinary red ribbon and a safety pin! Or give AIDS Community Resources a call at 800.475.2430 and we’ll see that you get one.
We are energized every time someone in the community donates a part of their resources to support our efforts. We are encouraged by your commitment and generosity.