We are dedicated to providing life-saving HIV treatment, care, nutritious food, support services and love to children and families affected by HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India.
On February 24th, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, signed a bill that threatens life in prison for Ugandan gays and harsh penalties for those who advocate on behalf of the LGBT community. The Anti-Homosexuality Act has already been criticized around the world, as it is a violation of basic human rights.
Keep a Child Alive strongly condemns Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. This deplorable law infringes not only on the human rights of the LGBT population, but the human rights of all Ugandans. Worse still, Museveni’s actions have jeopardized years of progress in the fight against HIV.
By criminalizing homosexuality, Uganda is pushing an already vulnerable population away from HIV/AIDS testing and treatment. This law forcing many Ugandans into hiding, and threatens our goal of an AIDS-free generation.
Since 2004, KCA has worked closely with Kampala, Uganda-based organization, Alive Medical Services, to provide comprehensive HIV treatment, care, and support to more than 11,000 children and families.
Despite the government missteps, Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services remain committed to providing compassionate services and loving support to ALL those affected by HIV. We are determined to uphold the rights of people everywhere.
Capturing our sentiment is Dr. Pasquine Ogunsanya, Founder and Director of Alive Medical Services. “Before the bill was even a thought, we made a promise to love, to serve and to never discriminate,” said Dr. Ogunsanya. “We believe everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, deserves to be treated with love, dignity and respect. It’s what we’ve always done and what we will continue to do.”
Add your voice to the call for human rights and tolerance for all.
Last September, we entered a partnership with S’well and well, we’re happy to say that it is just that! Even more so this week, as we’re excited to announce that we are part of their “Causes we Love” campaign (the feeling is mutual )!
From now until Sunday, March 2, for each additional KCA Limited Edition S’well bottle you purchase, a higher percentage will be donated!
To sum it up, you can look stylish, keep your cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours, AND help children and families affected by HIV get the treatment and care they need. (By the way, have you heard how drinking lots of water makes you feel more energized and even helps your skin?)
How does it work?
Buy 1 and S’well will donate 10% ($3.50)
Buy 2 and S’well will donate 20% ($15)
Buy 3 and S’well will donate 30% ($31.50)
Buy 4 and S’well will donate 40% ($56)
Buy 5 and S’well will donate 50% ($87.50)
So what does that mean?
If you buy 2 bottles, you can ensure that children living with HIV in Rwanda can come together for an amazing day of fun, games, and peer support. Days like this are the encouragement they need to stay on treatment and remember that they can have a healthy future.
If you buy 3 bottles, you can ensure that one child living with HIV will have a full month’s worth of treatment, food, counseling, and the loving care they need. AKA you’re giving hope to someone who may not have it.
Buy even more, and your impact will be that much greater!
So now what?
Something tells me your friends deserve a present this week…
And so am I!
On Sunday, May 4th, I’ll be participating with 32,000 other cyclists in the 37th Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI. I will be riding in honor of Keep a Child Alive and I’d love for you to join me.
The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is a scenic 40-mile ride across New York City’s 5 boroughs. For one day, the roads are ours, the bridges are ours, the city is ours. The TD Five Boro Bike Tour always sells out - but I’ve managed to snag one of the limited charity spots on Keep a Child Alive’s team (hey— I guess it doesn’t hurt that I work there)! You can, too!
How does it work?
You raise a minimum of $750 in support of Keep a Child Alive. The amount you raise will go directly toward providing treatment, nutritious food, and loving care to children and families affected by HIV.
In return, Keep a Child Alive will provide you with the following:
- Guaranteed entry to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour
- Online fundraising page
- Priority start in the first wave
- Breakfast and lunch available on the day-of
- Monthly e-mails with fundraising and biking tips
- Limited Edition KCA S’well Bottle
- KCA T-shirt
- Someone happy to help you through this whole process (me)!
It’s really an incredible experience and it will feel that much more rewarding knowing that you are helping someone else. By raising $750, you will be able to provide two children affected by HIV with comprehensive care for one year. Raise more and you’ll have an even greater impact!
One more thing, I am absolutely terrified of biking! My brother took off my training wheels before I learned how to ride, and in college I fell off a bike in Central Park. Now when I ride, all my fear goes into my clenched hands. But May 4th is my birthday and this is my present to myself— to overcome my fear and to help others in the process. I am not making any excuses this year, and I hope you don’t either.
I’d love to have you on the Keep a Child Alive team! If not, I invite you to donate to my campaign.
To get started, you can contact me at email@example.com or call 718-965-1111.
Thank you so much for your support!