Given the fact that I was walking around with milk cartons almost 40 years ago, it’s a pretty good bet that UNICEF will be around to help children for many years to come. This is why I have selected UNICEF as a beneficiary of my estate plan. Join me and become part of a group of dedicated individuals supporting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF through planned giving through estate and financial plans.
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Last month 200 guests gathered at the Mid-America Club in Chicago, Illinois to honor Marjorie Craig Benton and Nancy Searle – two of Chicago’s most esteemed philanthropists – at the Midwest’s inaugural UNICEF’s Women of Compassion Luncheon. Hosted by the Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the award is designed to recognize women in the Chicago region who are making a difference in the lives of children and women.
IKEA’s “Soft Toys for Education” campaign is back in full swing this Holiday! From November 1 to December 24, for every IKEA soft toy and accompanying children’s book sold, the IKEA Foundation will donate one euro (approximately $1.35) to support UNICEF and Save the Children education programs.
IKEA has been a partner since 1988 and continues to be UNICEF’s largest global corporate cash donor, providing significant support for UNICEF’s education programs.
‘Every Child’ gives you a front row seat to UNICEF’s work in the field and highlights some of the contributions, partnerships, and volunteer efforts that make that work possible. As my colleague, Jen Banbury, and I compile the story list for each issue of ‘Every Child’, we always learn something new about UNICEF and are continually surprised by the ingenuity and resolve of UNICEF staff.
We deplaned at 4:00 AM and UNICEF colleagues greeted us with hugs and cheers. Immediately, I jumped on a forklift with USF Board Member Peter Lamm to see the cargo as it was being unloaded. It may as well have been boxes of golden bricks, for nothing is more valuable or precious than the life of a child. These are the things you won’t hear about on the news.
At TeachUNICEF, our commitment to promoting global citizenship extends beyond our New York City offices. Recently, we have been asked to bring our thoughtful approach to global education on the road. The result was more enlightened teachers, both at the in-service and pre-service stages of their careers.