Mid-December may evoke thoughts of snowmen and sleigh bells, but for UNICEF’s Next Generation, it was all about Halloween. Though Hurricane Sandy caused us to postpone our Third Annual Masquerade Ball for six weeks, it didn’t stop people from dressing as their favorite superheroes—or from Believing in ZERO. Over 500 guests joined us at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
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Situation reports have been coming in from UNICEF’s field staff across Asia-Pacific and the numbers are devastating–all told, 7 million children have been affected by last week’s natural disasters.
People across the country have demonstrated incredible generosity (we’re so thankful that the $500,000 challenge issued last week by an anonymous donor for the Philippines has been been met), and continued support will be needed for UNICEF to continue its lifesaving work for children whose lives have been turned upside down.
People have asked us how they can support relief efforts in specific countries affected by the recent spate of disasters in Southeast Asia and the Pacific — you can use the links below if you are interested in donating to help children in a particular country:
p>We’ll keep you posted on UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children in all of these disasters. And if you simply want to make a donation in support of relief efforts for children in the overall region, click here.
As always, on behalf of all of us here at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, thank you for your commitment to helping UNICEF save children’s lives.
For the final 12 days of 2008, UNICEF celebrity Ambassadors and Supporters are posting daily blog entries about the impact UNICEF Inspired Gifts are having on children around the world. Jon McLaughlin is a singer-songwriter who recently performed at the UNICEF Snowflake lighting in NYC.
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