Monday, November 27, 2006
Kiehl's has a historical position with helping the cure and cause of AIDS by virtue of its involvement with countless AIDS related charities. Over 40 million people in the world today are living with HIV/AIDS. Every minute, five young people become infected with HIV/AIDS. AIDS has claimed the lives of over 16 million people. Last year, 5.6 million people became infected with HIV (2.3 million were women and 570,000 were children under the age of 15). Young adults aged 15-24 will account for over 50% of new HIV infections in coming years. Over 70 percent of HIV infections worldwide are the result of heterosexual transmission. (*Source: United Nations) YouthAIDS is a non-profit organization that concentrates their efforts in the mission to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among 15-24 year olds in over 50 countries by educating on healthy living and by providing life-saving health products. (Their parent company, Populations Services International, has been a non-profit organization in the health industry for over 30 years fielding 90% of the funding directly to the cause.) Their goal is to reach more than 600 million youths with life saving messages and products.
Company explanation: http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/catalog/product.aspx?CatCode=AXE_Body&TopCat=F1_Body_Cleansers&amp;amp;TopCode=&prdcode=592&
Donation: 100% of profits
Nonprofit beneficiary: YouthAIDS
Use of funds: Stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating on healthy living and by providing life-saving health products