Friday, June 1, 2007

Pacific Islands Aids Foundation

The PIAF Hardship Grant fundraiser
Two days into the Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation (PIAF) Hardship Grant fundraising campaign and already $1202.00 NZD has been raised. The fundraising drive is stretching across the PacificIslands, with donations being collected in Cook Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, and Tahiti. We thank SPC, Agir Contre le SIDA, and YWCA NZ for stepping up to the challenge. More organizations are looking into joining the campaign and we hope you will be one of them. The Hardship Grant is an emergency fund for HIV positive Pacific Islanders who are facing extreme situations. It is in place to help minimize the impact of HIV/AIDS on affected households and to save lives.
Since 2003, the PIAF Hardship Grant has provided money for emergency antiretroviral treatment for 20 HIV positive people in Fiji, as well as shelter, emergency food, children’s school fees, and personal items such as glasses and dentures. These are items that are crucial to living a healthy and meaningful life. All funds raised will go to the PIAF Hardship Grant.
For more information, please contact Zoƫ Bake-Paterson, Communications Officer at PIAF: # 23103 /

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