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Profile of Project RED


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This presentation is by a student from "Acting Up - Using Theater & Technology for Social Change," at DePaul’s School for New Learning’s Distance Education Program - Fall 2010. The instructor is Tom Tresser - see

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Profile of Project RED

  1. 1. (RED) Social Change Through Conscientious Consumerism By Amanda Blanchette
  2. 2. (A Brand with a Plan) Created in 2002, (RED) was the brainchild of U2 front man Bono and activist Bobby Shriver. Upon seeing the devastating effect that the AIDS/HIV epidemic was having on the continent of Africa they knew they had to find a long term solution. Their goal was to make it easier for the average consumer to charitably give while making everyday purchases.
  3. 3. (MISSION) “33 million people in the world have HIV, 22 million live in Africa. 67% of people with HIV live in Africa yet the continent is home to just 10% of the world’s population. The disease is the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa with approximately 3,800 people dying every day from AIDS. It costs around 40 cents a day for the 2 antiretroviral pills needed to help keep someone living with HIV alive and healthy. Yet more than 70% of people in sub- Saharan Africa live on less than $2 a day.”
  4. 4. (Images We Can NOT Ignore)
  5. 5. (RED) is a brand. The idea is that the brand can be used by partners for a fee. The partner gets the benefit of being able to promote and sell a product that is responsible and charitable while (RED) collects a percentage of each sale on top of the fee. The money then goes directly to the Global Fund which provides the funds for treatment of HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. (HOW IT WORKS)
  6. 6. (PARTNERS) Check out for a complete listing
  7. 7. (VIP FRIENDS OF RED) With (RED)’s co-creator being one of the most famous rock stars of all time, it is no wonder that (RED) has a huge celebrity following. These individuals frequently lend a hand, and a voice, to support (RED) and help with publicity. Hayden Christensen Penelope Cruz Elle Macpherson Iman David Beckham
  8. 8. (RED IN THE MEDIA)
  10. 10. (SPREAD THE (RED) WORD)
  11. 11. (THE MESSAGE) (RED) joined up with Spike Jonze, Lance Biggs, and HBO to create The Lazarus Effect…a documentary about lives of several HIV+ Africans that undergo the transformation that occurs when patients receive the medical treatment that they so need. link to:The Lazarus Effect
  12. 12. (THE EFFECT) Thanks to your (PRODUCT)RED™ purchases and (RED) events, we have generated over $150 million for the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. 100% of (RED) money is allocated to one of the Global Fund (RED) grants in Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, Swaziland, South Africa and Zambia. More than 5 million people have been reached with testing, counseling, treatment, and other services due to support from the Global Fund and (RED).” “
  13. 13. (PRINCIPLES) •Expand opportunities for people in the continent of Africa. Respect employees and ask partners to do the same with theirs and people that help make or deliver their goods •Promote fight against AIDs/HIV in work place. •See the power of community mobilized for hope, health and progress. •Ask partners to uphold the same principles.
  14. 14. (TAKE ACTION!)
  15. 15. (CONCLUSION) So, can (RED) change the world? I think the answer is yes! They already are… sneaker at a time they are changing the way we give. I’ve been a fan of the (RED) line for some time now…lets just say that I’ve been
  16. 16. (RESOURCES) (RED)'s Website The Global Fund's Website