“It is extremely difficult to express in words the way The Quilt made me feel. There is no reason these people had to die, but I believe their short time on Earth was to teach us a lesson. It is extremely devastating to see these panels but I know it has opened my eyes to something new and I know I will think before I act. This is unforgettable.” – Lauren P.
You can help!
Make a donation now or donate by check by mailing your gift directly to us:
The NAMES Project Foundation
AIDS Memorial Quilt
ATTN: Individual Giving
204 14TH ST NW
Atlanta, GA 30318-4315
You are invited to become a member of the “Friends Of The Quilt”
“Friends Of The Quilt” support The Foundation through recurring donations, boosting our programming efforts by providing a steady and stable cash flow throughout the year. Membership is easy: simply tell us how much, and how often, you’d like to make automatic contributions to The NAMES Project Foundation with your credit or debit card and we’ll take care of the rest! Of course, you can change the amount or frequency of your gift, or, if need be, even cancel your recurring donation at any time with a single phone call.
To request more information about becoming a “Friend Of The Quilt” or to get enrolled, complete this simple form with your contact information and we’ll get in touch with you right away. If you prefer, you’re welcome to call our Development Manager who can assist you and answer any questions you may have – 404.688.5500 extension 224.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt is unlike any monument ever created. It began with a single panel of fabric, a single name and that one stretch of cloth is now joined by tens of thousands of panels created one at a time to honor, mourn and remember loved ones lost to HIV/AIDS. This handmade memorial, a testament to entire lifetimes of love and joy, now form one of the world’s most powerful weapons in the battle against HIV and AIDS.
HIV/AIDS remains a lethal threat and that is why it is the work of The NAMES Project Foundation remains as so important. Worldwide there are an estimated 16,000 new HIV infections every day and in the U.S. alone an estimated 45,000 new infections each year.
Please join us in this global effort and demonstrate your concern by making a contribution to help us stem the tide of new HIV infections, to inspire compassion for those living with the disease, to help us care for this epic, aging memorial. People visit The Quilt and they are forever changed. Indifference becomes concern, ignorance becomes understanding and in the process perhaps lives are saved, communities are united and progress is made.
Your contribution will fund a number of innovative and much-needed Quilt based educational opportunities that will reach people under the age of 25– where more than half of all new infections occur.
Your donation allows us to continue to care for this aging 54-ton, handmade memorial that continues to grow each day.
Your gift helps us keep our web-based archive current, with digital photos of every panel of The Quilt so that those who cannot see The Quilt in person can still visit the panel of someone they love.
Your support allows us to raise awareness and funds for community-based organizations; we’ve contributed more than $4.2 million to date.
“I want to thank you for supporting something that has been so special to me personally and that has inspired such love, hope and compassion across the country. To know that something that I created with my brother almost 10 years ago is making a difference in the lives of individuals around this country gives me a sense of pride and of peace and a living connection to my best friend and my brother.” – Lynn Sanelli, panel maker