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World AIDS Day at Housing Works: Donation Drive, Screening, Online Memorial

Members of the public are warmly invited to help us commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1, at our Bookstore Cafe, our 12 Thrifts Shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and on our website.

Sponsored by the United Nations and other global organizations, World AIDS Day takes place every Dec. 1. Organizations worldwide host events that commemorate those who have died from AIDS, show solidarity with those living with the disease, and inspire us to fight to end to the epidemic.

Join us for the following events:

World AIDS Day Donation Drive
All Housing Works Thrift Shops will be closed for shopping on Dec. 1 in remembrance of those we have lost to AIDS—but all stores will have staff on hand during store hours to collect donations of clothing, accessories and home goods.
View Thrift Shop hours.

World AIDS Day Memorial Video Project
Housing Works has launched a moving new video memorial that allows members of the public to create personalized video messages about how AIDS has impacted their lives. Create a message at home, or stop by our Bookstore Cafe on December 1 to create a video.
Visit our Video Memorial.

World AIDS Day Screening: Untitled
At 7pm, on World AIDS Day, our Bookstore Cafe will screen the film Untitled, a collaboration of artist Jim Hodges with Carlos Marques da Cruz and Encke King. The film is an unforgettable kaleidoscope of pop songs, TV clips (think Dynasty and Golden Girls) and archival footage evoking the activism of the early years of AIDS.
See Untitled event details

Facts about AIDS

  • Since the epidemic began, 60 million people have been infected with HIV, and 30 million people have died from the disease.
  • Since the epidemic began, nearly 620,000 Americans have died of AIDS.
  • In 2009 alone, 1.8 million people worldwide died of AIDS and 2.6 million were infected with HIV.
  • More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • More than 125,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV/AIDS.

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm