Featured Charity: Aids United

At Giving Through Jewelry, 10% of all sales are donated to a charity of the buyers choice. We realize that there are a lot of charities to choose from so we would like to highlight some of our favorites. This months featured charity is AIDS United Check out our FACEBOOK page at the beginning of each month to see how much was donated.



Their Mission

AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.



AIDS United envisions a time when all people, governments and organizations commit to ending the epidemic and strengthening the health, well-being, and human rights of everyone impacted by HIV.

We envision a world with an ambitiously holistic definition of human rights.

We must expand the conversation about those of us impacted by HIV to account for and address the intersectionality of health disparities, social injustice, white supremacy, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and every kind of inequity.


Join the cause

Get informed and get involved

No matter your situation or resources, there is a role for you in helping end the HIV epidemic. Below are a few ways you can join the cause:

Take Action

Stay informed on important issues and get the tools you need to be an HIV advocate.

Join thousands of advocates for this annual conference.


Join the cause

Get informed and get involved

No matter your situation or resources, there is a role for you in helping end the HIV epidemic. Below are a few ways you can join the cause:

End the Epidemic Giving

Donations to the AIDS United general fund; this is our area of greatest need.

AIDS United Anniversary

Make a gift in honor of our 10th Anniversary, being celebrated all of 2021! Check out some special ways to join the party and support our cause!

Memorial & Honor Giving

You can make your Anniversary Gift – or any gift – a Memorial or a Commemoration via our Honor Garden.

Friends United

This is our giving society for those desiring to make added impacts through annual donations of $1,000 or more; special Thank You benefits also apply.

Recurring Giving

Recurring giving offers you the best of two worlds – the convenience of automated giving and the chance to amplify your impact on behalf of our cause!

Circle of Support

Join our Anniversary effort by becoming a fundraiser in our Circle of Support! While you are at it, earn points and claim a reward!

Relief, Recovery & Resilience Fund

Our Relief, Recovery, and Resilience Fund helps meet the immediate and emergent needs of people living with and at risk for HIV in regions affected by urgent crises like hurricanes, tornadoes, and now the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sean Sasser Fund

The Sean Sasser Endowment Fund at AIDS United focuses on improving health outcomes for gay men of color, with an emphasis on black gay men.

Marlon Bundo

Purchase and download an e-copy of “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.” This bestseller and now-classic story by comedy writer Jill Twiss tells a tale about love, acceptance, and civic responsibility. Any resemblance to Mike Pence’s bunny rabbit is a coincidence… or is it?

Other ways to give

We are pleased to join with the Vehicle Donation To Any Charity Program (VDAC)
and the Independent Charities of America to allow our friends to offer an extra car, truck, SUV, boat, motorcycle, airplane, farm equipment or RV as a tax-deductible donation.

You are eligible for an itemized tax deduction of your vehicle’s retail fair market value (more information available on this). The service is totally free and provides convenient pick-up anywhere in the United States! You can make arrangements to donate your vehicle online or over the phone.

How it works

  1. Visit the VDAC website or call their toll-free number (1-866-332-1778) to arrange for your vehicle donation.
  2. Make sure to specify that you want your donation made to “AIDS United”.
  3. Whether or not you need to provide the vehicle’s title varies by state. You will be notified of your state’s requirement at this point in the process.
  4. You will be contacted within one week to arrange pick up.
  5. After pick up, you will receive a receipt for the retail fair market value.
  6. The vehicle is then readied for auction by VDAC and sold.
  7. AIDS United receives a check for the selling price of the vehicle, less the processing costs.

Neither the donor nor AIDS United are ever put at any risk or liability for the title or state of the vehicle.

If the vehicle does not sell at auction, it is disposed of and all costs are absorbed by VDAC.

From the net recovery amount, the charity receives 75% for vehicles that sell for more than $500 and 70% for vehicles that sell for less than $500. V-Dac receives the remainder as its program management and administration fee. From this amount, V-Dac pays ICA, the “central charity,” a 3.75% funds processing fee. The VDAC Program duplicates the same process as the car donation programs of the largest charities of the country. They have partnered with the Independent
Charities of America (an affiliation group AIDS United belongs to) in order to bring this cost-efficient, time-saving and easy process to smaller non-profit organizations across the country.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 202-408-4848 or

Our commitment to our donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by AIDS United, both online and offline, through our website and mobile applications, as well as any electronic, written or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

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