AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title AIDS Week Programming
Project type(s) Community Service,Fundraiser,School Service,Social Event
Date completed 11/2009
Chapter Virginia Tech
Project Coordinator Megan Wichser
Summary of project Ongoing throughout AIDS week, we co-sponsored programming with Virginia Tech's LGBT chapter to educate campus on AIDS crisis. Screened documentary "Pills, Profits, and Protests." Held potluck fundraiser for AIDS research. Designed/sold "Hokies Against AIDS" t-shirts to donate funds to AIDS research. Held "Red Condom Bar Crawl" in downtown Blacksburg.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 3 hour(s)
Coordinator roles Global Health Committee divided up work for scheduling events.
Coordinator hours 10 hour(s)
Total project cost $800 (t-shirt costs)
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: T-shirt design/production was expensive, but selling shirts at $10/shirt helped to make that money back and still allow us to donate to AIDS research.
Project advertising Listserv, general meetings. Worked fairly well - wished we had advertised more widely to Virginia Tech community
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Poor weather reduced attendance. Would have had academic panel discussion on current AIDS research, but speakers cancelled last minute. Overall, moderately successful - need to plan well in advance and gauge a sense of who will attend early on to provide