bitches get stitches world aids day project

December 1, 2011

sorry but the giveaway is now closed! but if you still want to make a donation, please go here and then send me an email so i can add it to the grand total

thanks to everyone who helped me out.
this was amazing.
now, to bed!

(results will be posted tomorrow)
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today is world aids day.

here are some statistics about hiv & aids:

-33.4 million people are currently living with hiv/aids

-more than 25 million people have died of aids worldwide since the first cases were reported in 1981

-according to the world health organization, most people living with hiv or at risk for hiv do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment, and there is still no cure

which is why the pittsburgh aids task force is such an important resource. in 20 minutes or less you can find out your status free of charge. they also provide support groups, emergency funds, and medical and comprehensive case management for people living with hiv/aids.

getting an hiv test for the first time was one the most frightening experiences of my life. looking back on it, i think most of my fear came from ignorance about hiv. i feel like i knew the basics, but that did nothing to overcome the visceral reaction i felt, a feeling stemming from the stigma in our country about hiv and aids.

i remember when i was growing up, they were constantly talking about hiv on television, but no one seems to be talking about it anymore. and yet the need for places like the pittsburgh aids task force remain vital for so many people.

that’s why i’m doing this fundraiser; if my little voice on the internet can help people find out their hiv status, or receive treatment if they test positive, it’s my obligation to do everything i can.

and so i give you the bitches get stitches world aids day project.

with the help of many generous sponsors,
i have a total of 25 prizes to give away to you, my lovelies,
in order to help raise money for the pittsburgh aids task force.
every $40 we raise means one more person can find out their hiv status in a safe, confidential, and professional environment at no cost to them.

wanna to help me out?
and get your hands on this loot?

the how:
1. click this link to make a donation at the pittsburgh aids task force. the suggested minimum donation is $20. if $20 is honestly out of your budget, donations in lesser denominations will be accepted.

2. shoot me an email at bgsworldaidsdayproject@gmail.com with your contact information and the amount you donated. the details of your personal information will be kept confidential.

3. winners will be chosen at random. it could be you!

the fine print:
*entries will only be accepted on world aids day itself! this means 12:00am – 11:59pm is your 24 hour window to make a donation and send me an email to be entered to win some loot. i’m in the eastern standard time zone here people, so my giveaway is too!

a surprise prize:
anyone who makes a donation of $100 or more will also be entered for a surprise prize: i will personally knit you a juneberry triangle. you pick the color, i pick the yarn.

so that’s it people.
below is some loot porn for you to drool over,
but make sure you look at the official prize list
just so you know all the possibilities.

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and to my sponsors: words cannot express how much your support means to me. you’ve turned my crazy late-night dream into a reality in under two weeks. i’ve definitely shed some tears of gratitude over that. i mean it.

now let’s raise some money bitches!!!!!

ps see all those little buttons down there that let you share this post on twitter, facebook, etc. use them.

17 Responses to “bitches get stitches world aids day project”

  1. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    I’m in! Donated, notified, done. Damn, that felt good.

  2. Linda Says:

    I came, I saw, I donated. Good luck and thanks for the awesome incentive prizes!

  3. kelli ann Says:

    Hmm. Not sure the PATF donation site will accept Canadian address, zip code info, etc. Will write to them directly and make sure that my donation will be processed:: no worries!


  4. Thanks for doing this! Glad I was able to help out, even if it was only in a small way.

  5. Rona Says:

    You are so awesome for doing this!!!! We can all make a difference, one person at a time. You rock!

  6. misa Says:

    Donated. You make me want to be a better person, honest.

  7. Hope Musick Says:

    Done! Excited to watch the totals ring up! Many hands make light work. ~H


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  9. Bobbie in AK Says:

    Good luck! Donated, hope my little bit helps. :o)

  10. Jennifer Says:

    You are awesome! Your fundraising efforts, on this day alone, brought in $2,725 so far. We can’t thank you enough for your advocacy efforts. And you are absolutley correct . . . every dollar counts!

    The staff at PATF would also like to thank all of you who donated. Last year, our agency served nearly 600 HIV-positive individuals, provided more than 1,400 free HIV tests, and conducted nearly 100 HIV prevention presentations. This simply could not have been done without generous supporters, like you!

    Thank you!

    Jennifer Ficarri
    Director of Development

  11. Frankie Says:

    I hope you raise a ton of money! I did my small part and made a donation. Thanks so much for putting this together!

  12. cookknitwine Says:

    :) Awesome and amazing
    x

  13. Maura Says:

    Great idea! I just donated, too.

  14. booklish Says:

    Fabulous! and many thanks to all those who donated prizes – you rock too!

  15. Jennifer Says:

    The final results are in . . .a total of 99 people raised $4,765! Thanks to all who donated. You rock!

    PATF staff


  16. […] have a couple prizes left over from the fundraiser a couple winners weren’t spinners so i sent yarn from my stash, […]


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