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This fundraiser ended on 09/02/11

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We are uniting to raise money to help HIPS. Please show your support!

VirtuallyAbout had a vision to help those in the communities that we work in. We have through the generous donations of sponsors created AMAZING gift baskets that will be given to lucky donors. Each time you donate will get you an additional chance at one of these baskets valued at more than $1000!! Containing gifts from sponsors such as ourselves, Lelo, PapayaToys, Steel Malone, Axovus Leather, Duncan Charles Designs, TOY (Thinking of you) and others! Donate what you can and donate often to these extremely worthwhile causes! We at VirtuallyAbout, the Charities and our Sponsors thank you VERY much for your support and GOOD LUCK!

HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive) was founded in 1993 by a coalition of service providers, advocates, and law enforcement officials as an outreach and referral service. HIPS mission is to assist female, male, and transgender individuals engaging in sex work in Washington, DC in leading healthy lives.

Utilizing a harm reduction model, HIPS’ programs strive to address the impact that HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, discrimination, poverty, violence and drug use have on the lives of individuals engaging in sex work.

HIPS is a nationally recognized program that meets the needs sex workers and assists them in their efforts to eliminate the transmission of HIV, increase sexual health, and reduce violence and harm associated with sex work and drug use.

HIPS programs serve an estimated 2,000 sex workers a year on the streets and in our drop-in center, providing a full spectrum of programs to address basic & immediate needs, long-term goal setting and life skills development.
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