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Fundraising

Now the real fund begins!

Important Fundraising Dates

  • July 7 – Fundraising Begins
  • July 27 – Checkpoint Challenge 1 + Walk map
  • Aug 16 – Halfway Mark
  • Aug 18 – ABC 7 Raffle begins
  • Aug 20 – Deadline to receive your Bronze swag items by Sept 12*
  • Aug 24 – Checkpoint Challenge 2 + Walk map

*If you reach Bronze by this date you will receive your shirt and pin by Sept 12. The remaining swag items will arrive by the end of October.

  • Sept 3 – ABC 7 Raffle ends
  • Sept 10 – ABC 7 Raffle winners announced
  • Sept 19 – ABC 7 Special
  • Sept 23 – Checkpoint Challenge 3 + Walk map
  • Oct 3 – Fundraising Ends*
  • Dec 1 – World AIDS Day

*This is the Incentives Deadline, meaning all prizes will be awarded based on funds received by this date. So if you want that Star Walker plaque, for example, you need to be at $1,000 by October 3.

Thank you for fighting to end the AIDS epidemic. Use these tools to help you fundraise for AIDS Walk LA 2021. This year’s deadline to turn in funds is Sunday, October 3rd.

1. AIM HIGH!

Thousands of Angelenos living with or affected by HIV/AIDS depend on funds raised at AWLA. Even in this tumultuous year, it’s important to set a goal for yourself so your friends and family know exactly how to support you.

2. MAKE IT PERSONAL

Write your story. Your AWLA online profile is the first thing your friends and family will see if you send them online to donate. Make the page your own with photos, videos and a personal note. Simply log in at aidswalkla.org to get started.

3. ASK AWAY

The people who mean the most to you want to help the causes that mean the most to you. Your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers will make it a priority to give – if you make it a priority to ask them. The email templates in your online AIDS Walk LA profile are another way to share your story and AIDS Walk’s history.

4. GET SOCIAL

Post to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account right from your online AWLA profile. You can use pre-written templates or create your own personal message. Download the free AIDS Walk shareable graphics below!

5. COLLECT YOUR PLEDGES

Encourage everyone to pay when they pledge. Checks can be made out to “AIDS Walk Los Angeles.” Sponsors who donate online via credit card or PayPal will receive an email confirmation as a receipt.

EARN FUNDRAISING AWARDS

In an effort to continue rewarding our dedicated walkers, we are offering awards for the Bronze and Star Walker levels. Additionally, this year the Bronze fundraising goal has been adjusted to $150.

Bronze: $150

Silver: $500

Gold: $750

Star Walker: $1,000 or more

If you reach Bronze by this Aug 20, you will receive your shirt and pin by Sept 12. If you reach additional levels, all remaining swag items will arrive by the end of October.

MATCHING DONATIONS ARE TWO TIMES THE FUND

How would you like to double your donations? Hundreds of companies match employee donations, so make sure to ask everyone who sponsors you if their company has a matching gift program. Check with your employer to see if they’ll match your own donations or the total money you raise (how sweet does that sound?). AIDS Walk LA directly benefits APLA Health & Wellness, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization doing business as APLA Health. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent off the law. Our tax ID number is 84-1661910.

HOW TO TURN IN YOUR DONATIONS

Due to COVID-19 office guidelines designed for your safety, please contact us to schedule a time to turn in funds. You may turn in collected cash to our offices via appointment only. Email aidswalkla@apla.org or call (213) 201-9255 to schedule.

Mail donations to:
Attn: AIDS Walk Los Angeles
611 S Kingsley Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90005

STAR WALKERS

Reach Star Walker status by setting a goal to raise at least $1,000. Star Walkers receive all levels of incentives from Bronze, Silver and Gold in addition to an exclusive Star Walker pin and plaque. 

Fundraising Incentives

Aids Walk LA T-Shirt and Pin

Bronze Level: $150

If you hit Bronze Level, you will receive an AIDS Walk LA 2021 T-Shirt and Pin.

Silver Level: $500

If you hit Silver Level, you will receive an AIDS Walk LA 2021 Mug.

Aids Walk LA Fanny Pack 2021

Gold Level: $750

If you hit Gold Level, you will receive an AIDS Walk LA 2021 Fanny Pack.

Aids Walk LA 2021 Plaque & Decorative Pin

Star Walker Level: $1,000 or more!

If you hit Star Walker Level, you will receive a Star Walker Plaque and Pin. Check back for additional rewards that are coming soon!