I really try not to be the kind of person who pressures people into buying things. And if you ever hear the story from Kathou about me swindling her into buying a very pretty Coach handbag it is false. False I tell you.
I don’t push my adoption agency on people (cute photo of the boy on pg 15 in the photo album), I only mention products on this site if it something that I really really like and I don’t sell ad space (my to the trusty husband’s chagrin). Although you never know… that may change some day.
If you see an ad or banner or something on my site it is because it is something that I feel very passionate about or something that I really do think the whole world needs. For the longest time I had an ad for Not Showing. Sorry I haven’t put it back up Wendy. I keep forgetting. I am the one who contacted Wendy Rodger and asked her for her logo so I could post it on my site.
So for the last few months the only ad has been that for Sweet Hope. (Today is the last day to order. Did you order yet? You better order now. I’m only $300 shy of my goal. You could help another adoptive family. You know you want to.) But, today I found the rockin’ banner Chou-Chou had for (RED).
If your don’t know about (RED), it is companies way of getting the much needed anti-retroviral AIDS drugs to those who need them most, millions of people in Africa. You buy (RED) stuff, the company uses part of their profits to buy the drugs and the people who need the drugs get them. Easy. The list is small of (RED) companies, and frankly I don’t really need an Armani watch. But, I do need new clothes and I luuves me some Gap. And who can pass up shoes. If I didn’t already have an iPod and Razr phone I would go out and buy those too. However, Amex would laugh in my face should I try to apply for a card with them.
The point is, the more people buy from these 6 companies the more likely it is that other manufacturers will get the hint and join the campaign. The more that join the campaign, the more products available and the more people buying the products. The more people buying the products the more people getting the drugs they so desperately need. Again, easy.
Another way you can support those with AIDS is to participate in Dining out For Life Night. This is something the trusty husband and I have been doing for a while now. You need to eat dinner, right? Eating out is fun, right? On April 26th (in most areas) go to a participating restaurant. A portion of the restaurant’s proceeds goes to local AIDS mission projects. The money raised in an area stays in the area.
Oh yeah… did you order your chocolates yet?