AIDS WalkWith the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco only a couple of days away, we wanted to remind our readers that there are still plenty of ways to support this very important event. Here are a few tips that’ll help you raise money for the walk that benefits local AIDS foundations.

Bake sale – We don’t recommend that you look for any baking tips in our video of the week, but if you already have a solid recipe for some yummy goodies, a bake sale might be a nice way to get the money rolling in.

Playing for change – This being Berkeley, we know that you — or someone that you know — own some kind of musical instrument that can be used to collect a little money. Considering that Telegraph Avenue already has a long row of people asking for cash, a BART station might be a better way to go.

Facebook – Let all of your friends know that you’re walking for this great cause, right before you let them know that any donations they make will be tax-deductible.

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 17. You can drop off all the donations you received at the sign-up table on the eastern end of Golden Gate Park (through the Haight Street entrance).

If you feel like walking with a group of Cal students and alumni, there is still time to join the UC Berkeley fundraising team.

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There may be shady folks trying to take advantage of the goodness of Berkeley citizens’ hearts, but not all people who ask for donations are out to trick people out of their money. Many people are legitimately trying to fund the betterment of the world, and you can be one of them (without joining the Greek system)! Here are a few good causes you can be a part of this summer:

On Sunday, July 20, a huge, campus-wide team of UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff will walk it out for a good cause–the San Francisco’s AIDS Walk. Join the Cal team (listed under University of California, Berkeley – 0087), or start your own in order to raise money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other Bay Area HIV/AIDS organizations.

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