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Hurricane Sandy Impacts Haiti

— While Hurricane Sandy has caused devastation in the northeastern United States, the storm has also impacted Haiti. You can read more in a New York Times article, and if you would like to help, you can donate to UNICEF’s recovery efforts in Haiti.

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Thank You to Our Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Supporters!

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— This Halloween, for the 62nd year, kids went door-to-door to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, helping UNICEF fulfill the needs of the world’s most vulnerable children. Kids, schools, families, community groups, corporations, and non-governmental organizations joined in supporting America’s longest-running youth engagement campaign through a variety of ways, all joining together to make this year’s campaign one of the best ones yet.
A large part of the success of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is due to the efforts of companies and organizations that champion for this extraordinary campaign. We’d like to give a big thank you to our supporters who are helping to stand up for vulnerable children around the world through their participation in this year’s campaign.

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Hurricane Sandy and Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

— Many folks have very kindly reached out to us about Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

Public safety is our foremost concern. The severe weather has forced many communities to postpone Halloween celebrations. Please know that we will accept donations for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF at any time of the year.

Stay safe, and thank you for keeping the world’s children in your hearts during this challenging time.

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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Takes Flight

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— Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has engaged generations of grassroots supporters of UNICEF’s mission to reduce the number of preventable childhood deaths to ZERO. As one of the longest-running volunteer initiatives in America, it is only fitting that Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will again join forces with UNICEF’s Change for Good program on American Airlines, a volunteer-based effort.

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Putting Aside Politics to Put Children First

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— With the passing of former Sen. George McGovern (D-SD), the world has lost a consistent champion for global development and the elimination of hunger and disease. Although he lost his race for President in 1972, his impact has been felt across the years on a wide range of humanitarian issues. In these partisan times, it is encouraging to note how he and former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) collaborated after their Senate careers to propose the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, which has provided meals to 22 million children in 41 countries. I am also privileged to share that Sen. McGovern gave me my start on Capitol Hill.

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Take the Handwashing Day Challenge!

Vietnam: Nguyen Van Duc washes his hands with soap from a water tank in front of his school. UNICEF promotes handwashing as an essential hygiene practice. © UNICEF/VTNA2007-00997/Jim Holmes

— Kimberly-Clark, a longtime partner of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, launched the Global Handwashing Day Challenge in recognition of Global Handwashing Day’s 5th Anniversary! Through November 15, we invite you to brush up on your hygiene and sanitation factoids by answering three short questions. After completing the Challenge, you can vote on which UNICEF lifesaving project will receive a donation from Kimberly-Clark.

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