Everyone loves that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with doing good. But what if that warm feeling came with $20,000? Sounds like a win-win, right? That’s exactly what you could get when you purchase a raffle ticket in the Red Ribbon Mega Raffle benefiting Lowcountry AIDS Services!
Here’s how it works:
- Purchase a ticket for $100 either online or by texting MEGARAFFLE to 41444.
- First prize will be a cash prize of $20,000. Second prize will be a cash prize of $10,000. There will be two third-prize winners of $5,000 each.
- Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.
All net proceeds from your raffle ticket purchases will help those most in need here in the Lowcountry. LAS works with people in the Charleston community who are living with HIV/AIDS to ensure they are getting needed medical care and helping them with a host of other issues, such as housing, nutrition and support. LAS, which recorded a significant increase in HIV-positive tests in 2015, also has a dedicated education, prevention and community outreach program aimed at reaching high-risk populations and informing the Charleston community about the HIV epidemic right here at home.
In December 2015, LAS published its “State of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Charleston” report, highlighting the HIV epidemic facing the Charleston region – especially among young people under the age of 30. In 2014, the largest number of HIV/AIDS cases in South Carolina were in those ages 13 to 29 (46 percent).
With this marked year-over-year increase in newly identified HIV-positive individuals in the Lowcountry, LAS launched a number of new fundraising initiatives to increase funding for client services as well as outreach, prevention, testing and awareness initiatives to help reduce this alarming trend.
Chief among these endeavors is the Red Ribbon Mega Raffle. This initiative, which follows changes in state law for charitable raffles instituted in 2015, will help LAS raise tens of thousands of dollars this year.
Everyone can help. Purchase a raffle ticket and know you’re benefiting the work LAS does in the community – plus you just might take home a cool $20,000!
Buy a Red Ribbon Raffle Ticket today. Do Good. Feel Good . . . and Good Luck!