Dedicated to eradicating AIDS, Until There’s A Cure funds prevention education, care services, and vaccine development, and works to increase public awareness of AIDS. Here is a sampling of gifts from its online store.
Created out of vibrant and varied up-cycled sari fabrics, Who’s Sari Now Bracelets are each unique and available in either pastel or dark shades. Who Benefits: Proceeds from the sale of the bracelets provides funding for one week of school for a girl rescued from the red light districts in India. Diameter; 2.5 inches. Sold in sets of three. How Much: $25.
AIDS Loving Heart Ornaments, beaded with red ribbons, are crafted with care by South African mothers, who benefit directly from the sales. How Much: $10.
African Art Bracelet: Each unique, these hand-carved pieces, crafted out of recycled PVC pipe in the Ovahimba tribal tradition by villagers in Namibia, is graced with an AIDS ribbon. Who Benefits: Individuals recieve care services, food, and schooling for children of this Namibian village and other areas of Africa hard-hit by AIDS. How Much: $25.
Sterling Silver Cuff with Gold Ribbon: The Bracelet, UTAC’s original design, was created in 1993 by Isabel Geddes of Florence, Italy. Each cuff-style bracelet features a small, raised AIDS ribbon on the outside. Inside inscription: “Until There’s A Cure®.” Measures 1/4 inches wide. How Much: $125.
Little Traveler Pins, which come complete with “passports,” are handmade in South Africa. Who Benefits: Individuals in South Africa receive support in areas of food, shelter, water, education, and economic stability in South Africa. How Much: $5.
How to Purchase: Log on to: www.until.org.