I was in Haiti with an amazing UNICEF team to see the effects of the earthquake and the UNICEF programs that are helping children and their communities with the long-term recovery efforts. The power of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti hit home as we arrived in Champs de Mars, the center of Port-au-Prince. In the first days of my trip seeing the effects of the earthquake on the city and the people, it all seemed so overwhelming, an impossible situation. How could you help? Where would you even begin? However, as the days go by, a little light starts to glimmer through. Bit by bit, UNICEF is making progress.
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Often times, professional athletes aren’t recognized for their altruistic deeds off-the-field. UNICEF Ambassador and LA Laker, Pau Gasol, bears no exception to the rule. Conduct a search on your favorite web browser and you will likely see results akin to last night’s box score or the incessant trade rumors. More important than making headlines however, Pau is working to raise awareness and proceeds to fight child malnutrition through his narration of “Give a Day”, an interactive picture book available inside the PlayTales bookstore app for iOs (Apple) and Android devices. “This story is about helping children overcome life’s greatest challenges, which is what UNICEF does every day in its work throughout the world,” said Gasol.
GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, Lenny Kravitz, is supporting the global push by supporting the UNICEF Tap Project to help save and improve the lives of millions of children around the world by providing them with access to clean water and adequate sanitation.
On Friday, February 24, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF launched The UNICEF Experience at The Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, Texas. A truly unique event, the UNICEF Experience showcased UNICEF’s lifesaving work through interactive exhibits, allowing guests to experience what vulnerable children in developing countries face just to survive. The UNICEF Experience was a special opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the world’s children, all without leaving Dallas.
UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez is starting off the new year with the ultimate fête – with her 2nd Annual Charity Concert benefitting UNICEF on Friday, January 20, at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA! Selena Gomez & The Scene will perform along with surprise musical guests, with profits from the concert benefitting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to provide lifesaving nutrition, clean water, medicine, safety and education to children worldwide. The best part? The concert sold out immediately after tickets became available last week, meaning a rockin’ good time and a whole lot of support for UNICEF.
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This season shop UNICEF’s annual “Holiday Gifts That Give Back,” a collection of gifts benefiting UNICEF in honor of those we love, while remembering those in need. UNICEF’s Gifts That Give Back include cards and gift ideas, UNICEF Inspired Gifts and a lineup of exclusive products sold in partnership with top brands. A portion of money raised benefits UNICEF and its lifesaving work for children all around the world.