12 Days of UNICEF: Day 9, Lauren Bush Lauren
I’ve gotten to travel to Guatemala on behalf of UNICEF and have seen up close the work UNICEF does in providing children with the basics they need for survival. Still, inadequate sanitation, lack of safe water, malnutrition, and other causes continue to claim the lives of 21,000 young children every day around the world. What’s even more startling is that these are causes we know we can prevent.
If you, like me, believe the number of children dying every day from preventable causes should be zero, you can help UNICEF save children’s lives by purchasing an Inspired Gift this holiday season. UNICEF Inspired Gifts is a unique program that allows individuals to get actual lifesaving items in honor of a loved one.
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