It’s December 11—have you finished your holiday shopping? Even if you have, why stop now—especially when there is still more giving and receiving to be done with UNICEF’s cards and gifts collection. And to help shoppers get started, our good friends at Polyvore have featured a few items from our cards and gifts catalog, including chandelier earrings, a baroque pearl bracelet and a glass-beaded necklace.
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Searching for a gift for the socially conscious? Items from Gucci’s Flag Collection benefit UNICEF’s education programs, improving the lives of children around the world. Gucci is expanding its ongoing support for UNICEF’s education initiatives by being the first corporate partner to support the Schools for Asia initiative, which provides access to quality education for the most disadvantaged children in the Asia-Pacific region. Twenty-five percent of the retail price of each item in the GG Flag Collection will support both the Schools for Africa and the Schools for Asia initiatives.
UNICEF partners with top brands, offering exclusive items benefiting programs that improve and protect the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Here is a selection of UNICEF’s “Gifts that Give Back” from partners offering ways to help this holiday season.
Attention last minute holiday shoppers! Are you looking to give a present that also makes a difference for children? Then you’ve come to the right place. This year, you can give a gift you feel good about.
Now through December 24, when you buy a soft toy at IKEA stores, you are helping to give a child a brighter future. Through its annual “Soft Toys for Education” campaign, IKEA continues its long-standing partnership with UNICEF by helping to provide children with access to a quality education.
Call me ill-prepared, but for some reason holiday shopping is an event that catches me by surprise each year – as though I didn’t have the whole year to prepare. I think part of it is because I always want to find the perfect gifts for my family members and friends – one that is not just material, but that means something. If you have the same gift giving anxiety as I do, you’re reading the right post.
UNICEF partners with a number of the top brands to offer a selection of “Gifts that Give Back.” Whether your loved ones like handbags, stuffed animals, clothes, or experiences, below is a selection of holiday gifts that support UNICEF’s efforts to save and improve the lives of children around the world. This year, you can give a gift you feel good about.
James Elder a father and Communications Chief for UNICEF’s Libya Emergency Response Team during UNICEF’s first mission on the ground in Benghazi, eastern Libya recounts his encounter with a special boy and his dad.
“I have seen too many children with injuries of war, but as a UNICEF employee–and a father–there is never an easy way to greet the parents of a wounded child. It’s not so much a case of ‘what if this was my child,’ but more of “this is their child.’”
This Father’s Day honor your ultimate protector with a UNICEF Inspired Gift of a first aid kit, a basic family water kit or a recreation kit to help dads in conflict affected regions keep their children safe. UNICEF Inspired Gifts are actual lifesaving UNICEF products that are sent to a family in need in 150 countries around the world. We will send your loved one an eCard or you can download a printable card to announce the gift made in their honor. Honor a loved one and help a family in need.