Launched in 2010, the “Every Piggy Counts” program encourages participants to donate to Nevada’s largest and oldest nonprofit serving the HIV/AIDS community through the classic piggy bank saving strategy. AFAN supporters are able to adopt five-inch ceramic piggy banks and fatten them up throughout the year with coins and paper money. Mini piggy banks are also available for children to name, adopt and learn the value of saving money for a worthwhile cause. AFAN will host a “Piggy Herding” for all adopted pigs collected at the AFAN offices on World AIDS Day to celebrate a year’s worth of fundraising efforts. As an addition to the 2012 “Every Piggy Counts” efforts, AFAN is adding a rewards program to celebrate the top five “Piggy Parents,” (individuals or organizations). The top five overall “Piggy Parents” for 2012 will be rewarded with prizes on World AIDS Day.
Participants don’t have to wait until World AIDS Day, however, to track their pig’s growth. Local AFAN partners throughout the Las Vegas valley, including the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jamba Juice, will host monthly “Pig Outs” where supporters can turn in money, adopt additional pigs and find out where they rank among other fundraisers.
The next “Pig Out” is at the Jamba Juice and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Sahara and Fort Apache on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. The leading fundraisers will be announced, and a free smoothie or coffee drink will be given to anyone who empties their piggy bank or adopts a new pig at the event.
Since launching in 2010, “Every Piggy Counts” has raised more than $20,000 for AFAN. Pigs are always available for adoption at the AFAN offices at 1120 Almond Tree Lane, Las Vegas, NV.
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit www.afanlv.org.
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