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70,000 Thanks to Our Volunteers!

U.S. Fund for UNICEF volunteers at a campus summit

— In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12), we’d like to recognize the incredible work of 70,000-plus volunteers across the United States, who have spent countless hours educating, advocating and fundraising on behalf of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Thank you, volunteers! Volunteers are instrumental in everything we do to help the world’s children. You […]

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UNICEF Tap Project Supporters: Your Impact So Far

UNICEF Tap Project supporters at Ohio State University.

— The UNICEF Tap Project mobile app challenges you to put down your phone to help provide water to a child in need. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response since the app was released: More than 3.5 million people went without their phones for more than 170 million minutes to date. Nearly 14,100 people signed up to volunteer with the Tap […]

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Volunteers Support Water for the World

A girl pumps water at a Mark II-type hand pump in a village in Turkana District, Kenya. ©UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1305/Antony Njuguna

— Today, people across the United States are gathering in Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of millions of people around the world who lack clean water and sanitation. Consider joining them by lending your voice: ask your legislator to co-sponsor the Water for the World Act. At the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, we’ve seen how […]

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LINKing Together to End Human Trafficking

Boston Global Citizenship Fellow Nick Leisey (center) with the rest of the LINK 2013 planning committee. Photo by Marcia Garcia.

— Nick Leisey is a Global Citizenship Fellow at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in Boston. Emily Pasnak-Lapchick is an End Trafficking Fellow in New York. With an estimated 27 million victims worldwide, human trafficking is an issue that plagues communities everywhere. Traffickers are smart, fast and organized. To effectively address trafficking, NGOs, law enforcement, the […]

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Over 250 Youth Activists and Global Citizens Attend UNICEF’s Campus Summit

Over 250 UNICEF youth activists Believe in ZERO. © Angela Jimenez Photography

— UNICEF youth activists from more than 80 universities and colleges attended the UNICEF Campus Initiative Summit in New York City on the weekend of October 11-13, to learn, share and bring the most recent UNICEF resources back to their local communities. The Campus Initiative Summit started with inspiring speeches about personal experiences in the field […]

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Keeping Syria’s Children Warm: Why We Volunteer

© Julie Skarratt 2013

— UNICEF USA spoke on Saturday with some of the volunteers who gathered at a facility in Carteret, New Jersey to provide warm clothing kits for children affected by the war in Syria. Chelsea Peters: This has been one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had with UNICEF. Knowing that I’m helping one child bear the winter a little bit […]

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