One Walk: Dozens of Benefiting Organizations
AIDS Walk New York benefits GMHC and more than 40 other AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area.
GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported, and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. GMHC provides prevention and care services to more than 15,000 men, women, and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City, and advocates for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide. Visit gmhc.org to learn more.
Additional Benefiting Organizations: Community Partnership Teams
AIDS Walk New York has long recognized that no single organization can meet all the critical needs that arise from HIV/AIDS. That is why each year, AIDS Walk New York and GMHC invite other vitally important AIDS organizations to be co-beneficiaries of the event by joining the Community Partnership Program (CPP). These organizations provide medical care, home-delivered meals, women's and children's services, and much more throughout New York City and the tri-state area. They participate as fundraising teams in AIDS Walk New York at no cost to themselves, and they keep a majority of the funds they raise. Through the CPP, AIDS Walk New York makes available the highly successful infrastructure used by its Teams Department to organize corporate and community involvement in the event. Since its inception, more than 150 tri-state area AIDS service organizations have participated as CPP teams and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for vital programs in their communities.
CPP participants talk about the vital impact AIDS Walk New York has on their organizations:
"The overall AIDS Walk campaign has helped to raise awareness about prevention within our church and local community. We were able to raise unrestricted resources that can be used to provide a safe community space for at-risk youth and to supplement the funding cuts that our HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs sustained in 2010."
- Burley Tuggle, Board Trustee and Team Leader, Liberation in Truth Unity Fellowship
"In 2009, Ubuntu set out to build the first state-of-the-art, eco-friendly pediatric AIDS clinic in our region of South Africa. Our partnership with GMHC and participation in AIDS Walk New York helped us raise the funds needed to construct the clinic."
- Jacob Lief, Founder & President, Ubuntu Education Fund
"Friends In Deed's participation in AIDS Walk New York in 2010 was transformative for us. Not only did it provide urgently needed funds to support our free programs and services, but it was also an amazing community building experience for everyone connected with it - our staff, clients and volunteers. We can't wait to walk again in 2011." - Robert McNamara, Managing Director, Friends In Deed