Project Zambi Partnership - October 2009

Jaden & Willow Smith's autographed elephant

The International AIDS Trust is happy to accept the proceeds of Jaden & Willow Smith's autographed elephant on behalf of The Chikumbuso Women & Orphans Project as part of Hasbro's PROJECT ZAMBI Celebrity Auction.

www.eBay.com/ProjectZambi

Hasbro's Project ZAMBIHasbro’s PROJECT ZAMBI is a global cause initiative dedicated to raising awareness of the estimated 15 million children who have lost parents and relatives to the AIDS epidemic in Africa and around the world and supporting programs that are caring for them.

The PROJECT ZAMBI Celebrity Auction features 23 autographed, one-of-a-kind collectible elephant models. Hasbro invited celebrities from the worlds of film, music, television and sports to autograph these custom-designed model elephants, all of which were created by volunteers associated Hasbro’s own product development team. Each celebrity who autographed an elephant selected an organization that supports children orphaned by AIDS to receive the proceeds from the auction of their elephant.

Willow Smith & Jaden Smith have chosen The Chikumbuso Women & Orphans Project to receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the auction of their autographed elephant! The proceeds will support the organization's work in Zambia is to empower children, widows, single mothers and grandmothers whose lives have been decimated by the AIDS epidemic, one of the largest killers in Sub Saharan Africa.

The PROJECT ZAMBI Celebrity Auction will take place on eBay starting on Monday, October 5. The auction will run for ten days, with the last bids being accepted on Thursday, October 15, 2009.

Please visit www.eBay.com/ProjectZambi to view the celebrity elephants. We ask you to help us spread the word about this auction to help raise funds to support our mission and encourage awareness of the issues surrounding the care of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic in Africa.

IAT has recently relocated to Emory University's campus. Our new site will have new contact information as well as some exciting things on which we've been working.

If you would like to contact our President, Sandy Thurman, please send a message to sthurma@sph.emory.edu.