If you aren’t aware today, December 1st is World AIDS Day and after I got an interesting email I wanted to share a little bit about MAC and what the brand does to help out with the cause.
Some lovely make-up artists from MAC in both London, Dublin and Edinburgh will be putting away the make-up brushes and putting on their red ribbons to participate in the companies volunteer effort to honour World AIDS Day.
Through out the the country the MAC artist will be at locations helping to raise awareness and spread the word. M∙A∙C artists from London and Edinburgh will be there to pitch in and help at London’s Positive East and Edinburgh’s Waverley Care, all to give up some time to work their artistic flare in decorating service and meeting rooms, that are used by the charities. The M.A.C Aids Fund has supported Positive East since 2006 and Edinburgh’s Waverley Care for over 10 years.
Over the water in Dublin they with be participating in the Open Heart House charity “Sleep Out”. This will be the inaugural Open Heart House “Sleep Out” and it is a great way for M∙A∙C to develop the support it has given to this charity since January 2000.
Since MAC began their work with the charities they have donated over £230,000.
Since 1998, through the sale of Viva Glam lipsticks and lip glosses, the UK and Eire have raised over £4.4m), which is a fantastic achievement towards the help & support of people who are living with HIV & AIDS.
Here’s what one Viva Glam purchase can provide…
♥ Provide 1 nutritious meal for a support group for 2 days
♥ Provide support and education for 5 pregnant women diagnosed with HIV/AIDS giving them the tools to prevent transmission to their unborn child
♥ Buy 1 pair of school shoes for a child orphaned by AIDS
♥ Purchase 1 school starter pack of stationery for a child orphaned by AIDS
♥ Buy 1 vegetable seed starter pack for a community garden
♥ Purchase health education posters for a child care resource center
♥ Provide 1 Party Pack for a child to celebrate Christmas, Easter or a birthday.
Since the inception of the M∙A∙C Aids Fund, together we have raised in excess of $190,000,000
Don’t forget to also get a cuddly ‘Sir Teddy’ or a ‘Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag’ where 100% of the sale price (minus VAT) go to the MAC Aids Fund.
I’m seriously impressed with just how much MAC do and give to the charities. Finding out just what buying something from Viva Glam purchase can provide has really made me want to buy backups, and I have placed my order for my lipstick backups.
Get involved too and go pick yourself a treat, and do a good thing this holiday season!