A HOPE for Children Spearheads Text2Give Campaign for World AIDS Orphans Day on May 7:
On April 1st, AHOPE for Children launched Text2Give, a major campaign to raise awareness for World AIDS Orphans Day and for the over 20 million children orphaned by AIDS worldwide. The Text2Give mobile giving campaign culminates on World AIDS Orphans Day, May 7, 2010.
World AIDS Orphans Day is an international movement to underscore the magnitude of the AIDS orphans crisis and to call for immediate action to mitigate the dangerous plight of these vulnerable children. AHOPE for Children’s Text2Give campaign answered that call by spearheading a major donation drive that utilizes the effectiveness and ease of mobile giving.
The world’s most vulnerable and neglected child is an HIV positive orphan. “To date, 2.2 million of the 20 million AIDS orphans are themselves HIV positive. Each year, 300,000 children die of the disease. Another crushing statistic: 500,000 children were infected with AIDS this year alone – that’s about 300 children since you got up this morning”, said Starko.