Sunday, November 30, 2008

World Aids Day - 1st December 2008

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus.

Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35.

Around 95% of people with HIV/AIDS live in developing nations. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world.

Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.

DT Jessy has taken the lead to scrap a unique momentos reminder for us about this Day. Look at how lovely she blends the Collage Press Paper and embellishment...

And in conjunction with World Aids Day...SG has decided to gives back to community again... this time we decided to look at Rumah Jaireh.
*Rumah Jaireh, which is located in Batu Arang was set up in 2005 to cater for the following needs:-

1) For all HIV + women, with or without children, rendered homeless or rejected
2) For HIV + children made homeless or rejected
3) Sex workers and female drug addicts
4) Women and children with special needs who cannot be taken in by other homes or institutions, for some reason or another

The home also serves as a halfway home till a suitable alternative / home can be found e.g. for unwed mothers. The home is open to all faiths and all races and will also serve as a halfway home until a suitable alternative or home can be found for these unfortunate people.

For that.... SG has decided to sponsor 5% of December Total Sale to them , hoping it will ease their burden...and we are also looking forward to hand over the unique momentos done by DT Jessy as our commitment to get involved and to raise some money for those people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Come on and work with us to give back to our community!
Note: *Part of SG "Just Giving" Charity Project

1 comment:

Chowchow said...

This is such a great cause - to do charity. Kudos on you.

Jessy - that is a beautiful album. Love it!