Every year, ADRA organizes special programs and media campaigns to highlight development issues that are a particular challenge. Often, these campaigns are organized around an event, such as World Water Day. You can look for information about these programs here on the website and in special mailings throughout the year.


World Water Day

It takes 5 gallons of water for all of our daily needs - basic hygiene, household chores, and what we consume! Most people around the world cannot access the necessary 5 gallons. Yet, the average American uses 70 gallons per day!

ADRA is challenging you to be an advocate for water justice. This World Water Day, ADRA is challenging you to track your water use, as you go "beyond the 5". For each gallon over 5, donate 25 cents to help someone in need.

The HIV & AIDS Crisis

In 2008, ADRA promoted and observed World AIDS Day. The global pandemic of HIV/AIDS has done almost unimaginable damage to the lives of children, women, and men around the world. An estimated 33 million people are living with HIV and more than 2 million died from AIDS in 2007. These deaths often leave children without parents or caregivers. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, there are 12 million children who have been orphaned because of AIDS. For more information about HIV/AIDS and what ADRA is doing to combat it, visit ADRA’s HIV/AIDS Crisis section.