WHAT IS WORLD AIDS DAY?
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
WHAT IS THE ENDING HIV RED RIBBON APPEAL?
The Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal is the annual fundraising drive of ACON, NSW’s leading HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI health organisation, which occurs throughout the month of November and culminates on World AIDS Day (December 1). Funds raised from the Red Ribbon Appeal go towards programs and services that will help end HIV transmission in NSW and support people living with HIV.
HOW CAN I HELP?
There are many ways to help with the Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal.
You can volunteer to sell Red Ribbon merchandise in the lead up to, and on World AIDS Day (December 1). There are a number of days and locations to choose from.
You can collect donations at theatre performances and other fundraisers. There are a number of Red Ribbon Appeal events throughout November. You can register as a volunteer for theatre bucket collections here
You can attend a Red Ribbon Appeal fundraiser. There are a number of events and activities raising vital funds happening throughout November. You can see what’s happening here
You can make a donation to the Red Ribbon Appeal. We’re grateful for anything you can give – every little bit counts. You can make a donation here
HOW DO I REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER?
We’d love for you to be part of the Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal. Registration is easy and can be done online. There are a number of days, shifts and locations to choose from. You can register to be a volunteer here
HOW DO I DONATE TO THE ENDING HIV RED RIBBON APPEAL?
We’re grateful for anything you can give – every little bit counts. You can make a donation to the Red Ribbon Appeal here
WHERE DOES MY SUPPORT HELP?
Funds raised from the Ending HIV Red Ribbon Appeal go towards helping our work in ending HIV and supporting people living with HIV.
ACON is here is to help end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men by helping them test often, treat early and stay safe. We do this by promoting education campaigns, operating HIV and STI testing facilities, running gay health workshops, providing a range of support services and distributing hundreds of thousands of free condoms every year throughout NSW.
We’re also here to help people with HIV live with confidence, independence and the best possible health. Over 12,000 people in NSW live with HIV and many rely on the information and services we provide, especially those who are newly diagnosed with the virus as well as those who require in home care. Some of these services, such as our meal services and community development activities for people living with HIV, don’t attract any government funding and rely on donations from the community.
HOW CAN I SELL RED RIBBONS AT MY WORKPLACE?
You can support the Red Ribbon Appeal by selling red ribbons at your workplace. You can order counter top boxes and Red Ribbon merchandise here
You can also get a team together and volunteer to sell Red Ribbon merchandise and collect donations in the lead up to, and including, World AIDS Day (December 1). It’s a great opportunity to get your team together and make difference. You can find out more information about getting your organisation involved here
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION?
Get in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you and explore how you can help with the Red Ribbon Appeal. You can contact us here