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Inspired Gifts is an innovative program that gives you the opportunity to purchase actual life-saving items that will be shipped directly from both the UNICEF warehouse in Copenhagen and one of UNICEF’s many suppliers to one of over 150 countries where UNICEF serves. Inspired Gifts are actual items like warm blankets, water purification tablets, first aid kits, and oral rehydration salts.
Nishi Kumar is working as an intern at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and blogging for Fieldnotes.
It’s the season of my favorite foods: turkey and mashed potatoes, holiday gingerbread cookies and warm pumpkin pie. With a fridge full of leftovers, it is almost impossible for me to imagine the reality of hunger. Alarmingly, however, the global hunger situation this year is more critical than ever before. The United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that, for the first time in recorded history, more than one billion people
For me, the sport of soccer evokes memories of a suburban childhood: freshly laundered uniforms and energy drinks, grass stains and post-game pizza parties. Never once during the many years of weekend tournaments and afternoon practices did I consider the children across the world enjoying the same sport, in dusty streets and alleyways instead of newly sodded fields. And I certainly never considered the many children denied the fundamental right I took for granted each day
As a former journalist, I’ve been to a lot of meetings. School boards, planning commissions, city councils, all manner of community gatherings. Some were contentious, some productive, but the majority fell into one or all of these three categories: tedious, forgettable, and decidedly unremarkable.
Which is why I’m so delighted to report that the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s annual meeting earlier this month at New York’s Desmond Tutu Center didn’t really feel like a meeting at all. The extraordinary event
In response to President Obama’s ‘United We Serve‘ call to community service, cabinet member Susan E. Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and representatives from the US Fund for UNICEF hosted an interactive classroom at the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) on June 22nd. The Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization, which provides a unique, holistic network of support in Harlem for 10,000 children – from birth through college – including public charter schools, as well as after-school, pre-kindergarten, social-service and health programs.