Gift for Life, National Stationery Show renewing AIDS Walk New York partnership
For the fifth consecutive year, Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, has partnered with the National Stationery Show (NSS) to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City on Sunday, May 15, the opening day of the Show.
The Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team will recruit walkers to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS by participating in both the actual 10K course that starts and ends at Central Park as well as in a “virtual walk” through the aisles of NSS, which runs May 15-18, at the Javits Convention Center in New York.
Over the last four years of collaboration, the Gift for Life/NSS team has raised more than $80,000 for Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the beneficiary of AIDS Walk New York. In the last two years alone, the team has been recognized with “GOLD Team” status, which is bestowed upon teams raising more than $25,000. Their total donations included a generous $5,000 matching grant from Gift For Life’s charity partner, DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. With DIFFA on board again with another $5,000 matching grant, the team has set a fundraising goal of $30,000 for 2016.
Industry members and friends are invited to join the Gift For Life/National Stationery team as both walkers and/or as donors. The 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) AIDS Walk New York begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15, in Central Park, or at 9 a.m. at the Javits Center, when the National Stationery Show opens its doors.
Now in its 31st year, AIDS Walk New York has inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk and millions more to donate, raising more than $144 million to combat HIV and AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline sustaining the prevention, care, and advocacy programs GMHC provides for the thousands of men, women, and families affected by the disease in the tri-state area. The proceeds also benefit dozens of other HIV/AIDS service organizations that are able to participate as teams and raise funds through the Community Partnership Program (CPP).
For more information, visit www.aidswalk.net/newyork. To join the Gift for Life/NSS team or to donate, visit https://ny.aidswalk.net/GFLNSS2016, or contact team co-captains, Su Hilty, at HiltyBrady@aol.com, or Caroline Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.