The Drop-Off Box Initiative

Since 1996 AID FOR AIDS (AFA) has been collecting unused unexpired HIV medications and re-distributing them to people with HIV in developing countries. Today, AFA runs the largest recycling program of HIV medicines in the world and collects an average of over $9 million worth of medication a year.

In 2005, AFA launched its Drop-Off Box Initiative, a breakthrough tool for the collection of medication in HIV service organizations, HIV clinics, and pharmacies that partner with AFA. The Drop-Off Box Initiative makes donations of medicine easier by offering over 15 secure drop-off boxes at locations throughout the country that allow donors to simply drop-off their medicine. These boxes also make collection easier for the partner organizations that house them given that a representative from AFA visits each secure box regularly to collect the medication.


How can $1,000 become $350,000?

AFA is looking for caring individuals, families, and organizations willing to sponsor the cost of installing new Drop-Off Boxes. A tax-deductible donation of just $1,000 can cover the cost of installing a new box that is capable of collecting $350,000 in medication a year.

For a relatively small investment, you can help AFA greatly increase the amount of medication collected, making a positive impact on many lives around the world.

The name of the sponsor/family/organization donating the box will be engraved on a plaque on the box (optional). In addition, the sponsor will receive quarterly reports on the performance of their box and will be listed in AFA’s Annual Report.

This is a wonderful opportunity to become a part of one of the most innovative HIV programs around today. Sponsoring a Drop-Off Box is also a perfect way to pay tribute to the memory of a friend or loved one in a way that will continue to help others for years to come.


If you have any questions or would like to sponsor a Drop-Off Box please contact Leonardo Klie at 212 337 8043 or [email protected]