Farha Foundation

Farha Foundation

December 12, 2013 08:45 ET

Support the Farha Foundation With a Donation That Makes a Difference

Farha Reveals How Your Donations Contribute to Tangible Applications in Support of Those Living with HIV/AIDS

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 12, 2013) - The Farha Foundation, Quebec's leading HIV/AIDS fundraising organization, reveals how donations it receives are used to support the over 20,000 men, women and children affected by this terrible disease. Donors will receive information outlining where their contributions go and now have the option to support specific services and programs making their donation more tangible and direct.

"It is our hope that we will live in a world free of AIDS and until such time, we are committed to helping those living with the disease as well as supporting education and prevention initiatives," said Linda Farha, volunteer president and spokesperson of the Farha Foundation. "The donations that we receive fund a multitude of programs across Quebec. We are reaching out to the community, asking people to help us lead the change by giving the gift of generosity this holiday season!"

Since its founding in 1992 by the late Ron Farha, the Farha Foundation has distributed over $9 million to 76 HIV/AIDS organizations across Quebec, providing essential services to people living with the disease and to those affected by the disease. Donations have been allocated according to the requirements of benefiting organizational across the province of Quebec:

  • 28 per cent to Direct Care Services
  • 11 per cent to Outpatient Services
  • 5 per cent to Medication and Medical Equipment
  • 17 per cent to Education and Prevention
  • 19 per cent to Food and Hygiene Products
  • 20 per cent to Housing

Support for these services listed above is vital ensuring those affected by HIV/AIDS can access the care and support that is greatly needed. These services also ensure that the Foundation and Quebec's other HIV/AIDS organizations can continue to offer their services and programs, minimizing the stigma and promoting awareness of this increasingly prevalent disease.

Donors are able to directly support specific programs and services supported by the Foundation and can also make a donation in a friend/family member's name, giving donors more choices about how they want to contribute. While any dollar amount will be accepted, specific donations options include:

  • $50- funds an HIV/AIDS workshop for a group of 30 students conducted by Volunteers
  • $100- funds transportation for a disadvantaged person living with HIV/AIDS to four medical appointments
  • $200- funds a month of food and hygiene products for a disadvantaged person living with HIV/AIDS
  • $250- funds a safer sex workshop kit for schoolteachers
  • $500- funds a complete HIVAIDS education and prevention program participation for 15 students
  • $750- funds a one-week camp to improve self-image and reduce feelings of isolation for an HIV-positive person.

About the FARHA FOUNDATION

The Farha Foundation is Quebec's leading fundraising organization committed to helping men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. The events organized by the Farha Foundation also serve to raise public awareness of the AIDS pandemic.

Since 1992, the Farha Foundation has distributed over $9 million to 76 organizations throughout Quebec that provide services to HIV/AIDS victims (housing, medication, food, palliative care, homecare, etc.), as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs. An advisory committee determines which organizations the Foundation supports and ensures that the funds are put to the best possible use. To find out more about the Farha Foundation, please visit www.farha.qc.ca.

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