AIDS Relief International

Rating: 4.6 stars   10 reviews

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Location: PO Box 2346 Providence RI 02912 USA

Mission: - Connect patients with treatment - Provide nutritional support to severely malnourished HIV/AIDS victims, which improves the efficacy of treatment - Work with governments and NGOs to incorporate nutritional counseling into their AIDS relief programs - Teach patients how to maintain a healthy diet within their means

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I was extremely excited and honored to be able to help out with such a great cause. The people involved in the AIDS Relief International show an illimitable amount of dedication to the program. They work hard to bring awareness of the cause to the community and do an excellent job raising money for the children in Mumbai.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am impressed with the students that founded AIDS Relief International for taking on such a great and important task. Not only do they show dedication to the children of Mumbai but they also do a wonderful job of informing the public about their cause.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

becoming more aware of the situation for HIV-positive children and how important something so simple as nutrition is in the effectiveness of the medications they receive.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

informative and had a positive outlook about what they were doing. Their enthusiasm was contagious and made me want to get involved.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

ARI has done some fabulous things. All the members take so much initiative, and I think it's great that they have some people overseas for the summer!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing about them through the members

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

This non-profit, founded by dynamic and passionate Brown students, is a well thought out way to make sure children with HIV are well nourished and healthy. I am proud to contribute and highly recommend AIDS Relief International as a GREAT non-profit.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching one of the founders take this non-profit from great idea to reality.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I was first approached by one of the founders in the summer of 2008 about the potential of this project. Using nutritional supplements to boost the efficacy of the AIDS medicine is a very enticing idea. I must admit, I was taken by the passion and tenacity of these Brown students. I wish I had more contact with the students. Receiving more regular updates (via blog, email, or letter) would make me feel more connected to the excellent work they are doing and encourage me to donate in the future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Because of the relatively new nature of this organization, I have yet to experience the effects of their work.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Start a regular blog, email update chain, or letter writing campaign to keep funders up to date on the organization's accomplishments.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The well thought out principles and implementation of those principles.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Friendly, attuned to world need, and scholarly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Promote appropriate nutrition within all of India. Focusing on locally made nutritional supplements to lower their carbon footprint.

Ways to make it better...

I had more regular updates

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and the ability to manage a project that is half way around the world from where the organization is headquartered.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The founders of AIDS Relief International seemed very dedicated to providing the nutrition to the HIV infected children in Mumbai. I was very impressed that they were doing so much despite being full time students. The project seems interesting and effective.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the events held regularly on the Brown University campus.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Aim towards larger fundraising possibilities, rather than student-based fundraising.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how enthusiastic and determined the founders are. Also how achievable their goal is with the right support.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

approachable, and understood a lot of the background information for the project and were able to explain it well.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save thousands of children's lives.

Ways to make it better...

there was a larger crowd at the fundraiser.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fundraising! It is hard to convince people that a specific project is worth donating to.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish people understood how much more we could do to help others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

AIDS Relief International's work so far is a great program because it is designed to target a specific and very important need of AIDS patients--proper nutrition. This is an area often overlooked by traditional AIDS organizations, and also by the Indian government. We are working to address this need, and hope to carry success over to other patients across the globe

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

fundraising money and gaining support in Mumbai and among faculty at Brown University, garnering the help of student volunteers

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

AIDS Relief International is dedicated to supporting the millions of patients around the world who struggle with HIV/AIDS. They have identified several aspects of international relief efforts which require additional focus, and areas where they can contribute in a unique, specialized way. Specifically, they are providing nutritional supplementation and medication delivery services to help fulfill the basic requirements for adequate therapy. They have excellent contacts in Mumbai, India, and have demonstrated both an ability and a desire to make a significant impact on the impoverished HIV/AIDS population. The cumulative accomplishments of members within the group are beyond impressive, and I predict that their current endeavor will equal or surpass their past achievements.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their passionate efforts to raise money for this worthwhile cause.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have worked with AIDS Relief International since founding it last year and I have seen the organization grow tremendously during this time. We have gained the support of the Rhode Island community and of several professors and students at Brown University, recruited many additional members, fundraised strongly, and spread the word about our work through newspaper articles and events. We are incredibly passionate about helping patients who are suffering from HIV/AIDS, which keeps us motivated to pursue better methods. Currently, we are providing nutrition to children in a hospital in Mumbai who are having trouble processing their antiretroviral medications because they have been declared severely malnourished by a doctor. I am proud that we have worked to understand the countries in which we are creating our programs as to make changes that will be sustainable and accepted by the communities.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the commencement of its first nutritional program in Mumbai.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its ambitious board of directors and undying desire to improve the world

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

motivated, passionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

establish programs throughout the world

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have partnered with AIDS Relief International in several projects on Brown University's campus through my membership in Brown's Key Club Chapter. The volunteers I've worked with are dedicated; they brainstorm and execute significant projects that raise funds and awareness for one of our world's most dire threats.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our Key Club organization has benefitted from generous ARI crossover volunteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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