AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title World AIDS Day 2008
Project type(s) Community Service,Other
Date completed 12/2008
Chapter Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Project Coordinator Holly Kloss & Tammie Nelson
Summary of project We partnered with the Marion County Health Department of Indiana and a local organization called StepUp, Inc. to put together World AIDS Day awareness packets. Each packet contained a kit from StepUp (2 condoms, 1 lubricant, 1 free STD screening card, and 1 lifesaver mint), as well as 2 condoms, 1 lubricant, and another free STD screening card from the Marion County Health Department. Packets also included a cover sheet that made clear that abstinence is the only 100% proven method of preventing unwanted pregnancy and STDs, including HIV/AIDS. Additionally, a brochure about HIV/AIDS was attached to the packet before being handed out. We got together to make approximately 200 packets, and about 100 of them were handed out on World AIDS Day.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 15
Participant hours involved 6 hour(s)
Coordinator roles Tammie worked with the health department and StepUp to secure the materials to make the packets. Holly coordinated volunteers to put the packets together and to hand them out.
Coordinator hours 10 hour(s)
Total project cost 25
Project funding Local chapter funds,Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: All materials (StepUp packets, condoms, lubricant, STD screening cards) were donated by the local health department and a local non-profit organization, StepUp, Inc. Baggies and printing supplies to put the packets together only totaled about $25 and was
Project advertising We made posterboard to put on the front of our table. We set up a table in the Campus Center (this is our main student center on campus), so we were highly visible. We also chose to table during the lunch hour, so the traffic was higher.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions If we would have had more volunteers to work the table, we could have tabled much longer. Also, the table location we had in the campus center was not optimal. A better table location would have ensured that we would have passed out all the packets.