AFCA seeks donors to give sustainably this holiday season.

This holiday season, the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) is launching an end-of-year appeal to further its mission of providing health care and support to children infected and/or affected by  HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. From now until December 31st, AFCA will raise funds to make a sustainable, long-term impact through innovative programs. AFCA's Goat and Bee Programs offer vulnerable communities access to much-needed resources to help them establish sustainable livelihoods for the future. Through these programs, communities receive goats, beehives, training on animal husbandry and beekeeping techniques, and ongoing support from AFCA staff. These programs are already having a positive impact. Yasse, a young woman from rural [...]


AFCA announces an appeal to fund gardens in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The American Foundation for Children with AIDs (AFCA) calls on the global community to join in this urgent appeal and help us build gardens in the Democratic Republic of Congo. AFCA has set the goal of raising $16,730.00 to meet its commitment to building life-saving gardens in the area of Gemena. These gardens will provide much-needed nutrition for children affected by HIV/AIDS so they can take their medications and create a safe environment to learn, play and grow. Most importantly, the gardens create sustainable livelihoods that alleviate extreme poverty for the entire community. AFCA is requesting monetary donations to help fund gardens in the area and to ensure that [...]


Edward Jones to Sponsor the Inaugural Hope for Kids Classic Benefiting AFCA

The Hope for Kids Classic looks to raise $20,000 with a matching grant for children with AIDS, and attract golfers in the Lebanon, PA area. Lebanon, PA, September 01, 2022 -- The first inaugural Hope for Kids Classic charity golf tournament will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 at the Fairview Golf Course in Lebanon, PA to raise funds to support the work of the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA). The headlining sponsor of the golf event is Craig Lowrie of Edward Jones Investments, who also holds a position on AFCA’s board of directors as Board Treasurer. “We are excited to be able to sponsor the first [...]


AFCA Partners with Charity Footprints for a Virtual Race Across the Continent of Africa

The 30,000 Miles virtual race campaign looks for those wanting to make their miles count this spring, and log walking, running or cycling workouts to support programs benefitting children infected and affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan African countries. Harrisburg, PA, April 08, 2022 -- The American Foundation for Children with AIDS has partnered with Charity Footprints, a leading platform that hosts virtual races, to launch their campaign called 30,000 Miles. 30,000 Miles brings awareness and raises funds for AFCA’s programs, providing medical supplies and medicine, as well as long-term solutions that create sustainable livelihoods to allow families to provide for themselves while stopping the cycle of poverty in Sub-Saharan [...]


AFCA Looks to Engage with New Donors and Attract a New Audience with a Podcast

AFCA's new podcast, "That’s a Terrible Idea… When do we Start?" has found a home on Spotify's podcast platform, Anchor.Harrisburg, PA, March 09, 2022 -- The American Foundation for Children with AIDS looks to attract listeners to it's newly formed podcast, That's a Terrible Idea... When do we Start? now streaming on Spotify's podcast platform, Anchor FM.New to podcasting, co-hosts, Jen Panattoni and Tanya Weaver, both directors of the charity, discuss the genesis of AFCA and also tell stories of adventure travel. Tanya, the charity's director, recalls program visits in remote areas of Africa's sub-Saharan countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. From harrowing motorbike rides on some of [...]


Cryptocurrency a new opportunity for AFCA

Recently the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) partnered with The Giving Block in order to engage and attract new donors and higher net worth individuals that can make big impacts on our programs. In many cases, smaller charities like AFCA get passed up because of the lack of marketing dollars in our budget to spend on ads like some of the larger charity organizations. AFCA is hopeful that by partnering with the Giving Block we are able to attract new donors that want to gift cryptocurrency to help fund some of our larger projects, like building greenhouses in order to create sustainable programs for those that are [...]


AFCA Partners with The Giving Block to Accept Cryptocurrency on #CryptoGivingTuesday and Beyond

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS looks to increase donations and attract younger, and tax savvy Cryptocurrency users to fight the battle against AIDS and extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Harrisburg, PA, November 30, 2021 -- The American Foundation for Children with AIDS partners with The Giving Block to accept cryptocurrency. Founded in 2018, The Giving Block makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency fundraising easy for nonprofits,empowering mission-driven organizations, charities, universities, and faith-based organizations of all sizes to leverage crypto technology to achieve their mission. The crypto community is building awareness around charitable giving with #CryptoGivingTuesday. The American Foundation for Children with AIDS hopes to reach a new donation base [...]


AFCA Joins the GivingTuesday Movement

The American Foundation for Children with AIDS joins the GivingTuesday movement, a global day of giving to ignite hope worldwide. Harrisburg, PA, November 26, 2021 -- The American Foundation for Children with AIDS joins GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, charities, businesses, and communities across the United States and in countries around the world. GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement and is considered by many as the opening day of the giving season. GivingTuesday continues to gain traction across the country in its ninth year, with thousands of partner organizations and millions of Americans expected to take part. Since 2013, GivingTuesday has united millions [...]


Chicagoland Locals Look to Bring Awareness to the Global Poverty Level

The Pass My Plate campaign, benefitting the American Foundation for Children with AIDS, looks to raise awareness of the global poverty line by asking participants to live on $1.90 for a week in November. Harrisburg, PA, September 22, 2021 - Chicagoland residents have committed to participating in the Pass My Plate campaign and spend just $1.90 each day for 5 days on food. From November 1 – November 25 leading into the Thanksgiving holiday, these residents will be joined by thousands of other people across the country and internationally who are taking the challenge to raise awareness of the extreme poverty level affecting 1 in every 10 people, globally. As [...]


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