It's been an exciting 30 years. Our database has grown from a few hundred files
to over one-million. We've been nominated to UNESCO's "Memory of the
World" programme, been chosen as a finalist in the 4th Annual Global Internet
Initiative (GII) Awards, and we've even been a "People's No. 1 Choice"
on World AIDS Day. All, of which, we'd gladly trade for the cure.
AEGiS is preparing to meet the challenge of the coming decade, but we need your
help. Every month, over 800,000 people rely on AEGiS for their latest news and clinical
information, but lately fewer than a dozen bother to support AEGiS. We need your
help now, more than ever before, if we are to continue providing this service.
We know most of you are struggling, so please, put your health and family first.
Pay the rent, buy your medications and groceries, get your kids their clothes for
school. But, if there's a little something left over, AEGiS could really use
the help. Tax deductible donations can now be made by simply clicking here.
For more than
30 years AEGiS has kept pace with HIV/AIDS social and clinical aspects.
We believe that the dissemination of potentially life saving information has made
a difference to many people throughout the world. For those that have HIV management
questions and needs, AEGiS has proved to be a trusted source.
Our database consists of more than 500,000 HIV/AIDS related articles, covering
the world from 1981 to the present, and logging more than 18,000,000 visitors annually.
AEGiS is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, educational corporation. Our goals
are to archive, and make easily available, factual HIV/AIDS information to all those
in need. We require no registration and no access fee.
We need the support of our readers - you are our community. However, please
put your health and family first - pay the rent, buy your medications and groceries,
get your kids their clothes for school. But, if there is a little left over, AEGiS
could really use your help. Tax deductible donations (Tax ID 33-0661931) can be
made by simply
clicking here, or sent to:
Click here if you need to Contact us?.
Secure On-line Donations through Groundspring
Simply click on the Groundspring Donate Now
icon below to access the secure server and make your on-line donation today!
Workplace Giving Program - Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the federal government's workplace
giving program in which federal employees and members of the U.S. military can direct
tax deductible donations to charities. AEGiS is pleased to have been accepted into
this program, and more specifically, into the AIDS
Global Action Federation. This CFC Federation consists of many organizations,
all of which are dedicated to the HIV/AIDS cause.
You'll find AEGiS listed as AIDS Education Global Information System
under National/International Organizations. Our CFC designation number is
To learn more about the Combined Federal Campaign, please visit the CFC section
on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website, located at: www.opm.gov/cfc/index.asp.
GoodSearch.com is a search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per
search, to the charities its users designate. Just go to www.goodsearch.com
and be sure to enter AEGiS as the charity you want to support. Then, use
it just as you would any search engine. It's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great
Think of it this way, just 500 people searching four times a day will raise about
$7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! The money GoodSearch donates to
AEGiS comes from its advertisers — it doesn't cost you or AEGiS a dime!
How can you help? Encourage everyone you know to download the GoodSearch
Additional ways to help when you shop.....
If you buy goods through Amazon.com, connect to Amazon via the icon here. For every
purchase you make AEGiS will earn a small commission on the sale. The commission
DOES NOT effect the discount you get for shopping through Amazon.
Ralphs’ Community Giving Program
Do you have a Ralphs supermarket in your area? If you do, use your Ralphs Club Card to
earn money for AEGiS - it's easy! Get your card number, click on the Ralphs
logo above and register it. Look for the Sign In/Register link on Ralph's
hompage to get started. Simply follow the Sign Up Today link to create
an account. Once you are signed up, select My Account and go to Community
Rewards. To locate our organization please use AEGiS' registration number -
80184 - or the term 'AIDS Education'.
Ralph's will track the amount you spend and donate 1-4 percent of each purchase
When you shop at eScrip stores, participating merchants will contribute up to 8%*
of your everyday purchases to AEGiS - at no extra cost to you. For additional
program information click on the above logo or simply access the flier, Help Support Our Program.
family of merchants for a complete list of participants in the program.
When you are ready, either sign up online, or
click here to get a sign up form to print out and mail in.
You can identify our group by the following information:
- Group Name: AIDS Education Global Information System
- Group ID: 500005355
- City: San Juan Capistrano
- Zip code: 92675
Got AEGiS Stuff?
Visit our on-line shop at www.cafepress.com/hivware to browse
through AEGiS products such as apparel, buttons, mugs and more! A portion of your
purchase will go directly to AEGiS - happy shopping!
Gifts of appreciated property
You can also give appreciated assets, enabling you to avoid paying capital gains
taxes while simultaneously getting a tax deduction. This tax move is most
beneficial if you donate stock you've owned for more than a year and its value
has increased substantially.
If you sell the appreciated stock, you'll have to pay taxes at the 15-percent long-term
capital gains rate on your profit. Even if you give the cash you make from
the sale to a charity, you'll still have to pay the taxes. But if you give the
stock directly to the qualified organization, you can claim a deduction for the
full asset price at the time you donated it and escape the capital gains bill.
For example, if you bought a 100 shares of stock several years ago for $5 a share
and it was selling for $10 a share when you donated it to a charity, you can claim
the full appreciated value of $1,000 as a charitable deduction. Remember, this valuation
applies to long-term holdings. If you had owned the stock for a year or less, you
could only deduct what you originally paid for the asset -- $500 in this case.
Contact your tax advisor for additional information and to make sure this applies
to your particular situation. For assistance in making a donation of appreciated
stock, please contact Jeff Greer, AEGiS Business Manager at
Thank you in advance for all of your support!
See contact us for more info.
This article was last modified in: 04/03/2012