On November 6, 64 members of Team UNICEF took to the streets of New York to run in the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. In total, the runners raised over $240,000 to support UNICEF’s general fund programs worldwide. The photos below are of the team taken on the morning of the race and the cheering station in Brooklyn, NY.
In case you missed last week’s broadcast, take a moment to watch the Nightline special about the crisis in the Horn of Africa and the UNICEF emergency supply flight that U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s President and CEO took part in with ABC correspondent Cynthia McFaddin.
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.
ABC News’ Nightline picks up the story where other media reports end, by joining our flight to provide a behind-the-scenes report on humanitarian assistance in the world’s worst emergency. ABC News’ Cynthia McFadden will air the report tomorrow night, Thursday, November 10th, at 11:30 PM
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.