Five Dollars/Five Minutes is a regular feature to help direct you to simple, inexpensive ways to act against discrimination and to protect the rights of the LGBT community—and all people—endangered by the Trump administration.
For more than 30 years, AIDS Walk New York has brought thousands together to show their commitment to ending HIV/AIDS. The annual event has raised more than $150 million for GMHC’s prevention, care, and advocacy programs.
This year’s 10K walk is Sunday, May 21, in Central Park, with a special performance by Kathy Griffin at 12:30pm.
If you can’t make it to the walk, donate to someone you know who is. Don’t know anyone? You can still make a helpful general donation.
Not in the New York area? You can donate to AIDS Walk New York, AIDS Walk San Francisco or AIDS Walk Los Angeles here.
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Housing Works is dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS and homelessness through advocacy and essential services, which they fund with a number of resale shops.
Overdue for some spring cleaning? Let Housing Works tidy up your apartment!
They’ll pick up furniture and large appliances from your home: Just move that old computer, dining room chair, and microwave by the door and they’ll do all the heavy lifting.
Donations go a long way, too: An armchair that retails for $400 covers two weeks of supportive housing for someone in dire need of a stable home.
Find out more about what you can donate to Housing Works here.