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Take the Challenge: $10 bucks Can Save A Kid’s Life

“Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up” Foundation Races Against January 31 Deadline: Organization Asks for $10 Individual Donations to Qualify for $50,000 Grant

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The Challenge: Along with the Case Foundation, Parade Magazine is presenting America’s Giving Challenge and awarding $50,000 to the top eight charities whose supporters have attracted the most unique donors to their cause.

American Foundation for Children with AIDS, the organizers of the fall climbing event Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up, appeals to the outdoor industry to help. In the past, the organization had been supported of many outdoor companies, including National Geographic Adventure, MadRock, Black Diamond, Petzl, Larabar, and CerconeBrownCurtis.

Individuals or companies can donate a little as $10 before the end of January, 2008, to give the AFCA a chance to receive a large monetary gift with which we can send half a year’s worth of medication to the children in our programs.

AFCA hopes that they can motivate between 700 and 1,500 donations to win the grand prize donation from Parade and Case. There’s only 14 days to go.

“Imagine the power of your $10 dollars as the key to hundreds of children living longer lives,” said Tanya Weaver, Executive Director. “That’s little more than a latte and bagel, and it means so much to so many little people.”

PASS IT ALONG: The Charity Badge
The idea of this challenge is not only to donate a minimum of $10, but also to invite all your friends to participate. It is only through inviting others that AFCA can reach the number of people we need to reach in order to win.

Those interested in donating can click on the Charity Badge, and pass this link to friends. Or visit

American Foundation for Children with AIDS is an independent international humanitarian aid organization established in 2004. AFCA is recognized as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization incorporated in the state of Kansas, USA. The mission of AFCA 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 individuals achieve their full life potential.

AFCA believes that true success is achieved through collaboration with qualified local professionals. To this end, we partner with the following agencies to deliver quality, donated anti retroviral medications and supplies to HIV positive children and their caretakers in Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda; Archdiocese of Mombasa in Mombasa, Kenya; Voi Children’s Health Program in Voi, Kenya; ZOE in Harare, Zimbabwe, and St. Mary’s Mission Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information visit