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2014-02-24 12:21:44

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, the UNICEF Tap Project is launching a new mobile experience that challenges Americans to put down their cell phones to help save children's lives. The longer someone goes without touching their smartphone after activating UNICEFTapProject.org, the more money will be donated to help UNICEF provide clean drinking water to children. Globally, 768 million people do not have safe, clean water to drink, and more than 2.5...

2014-02-04 12:24:50

Four-Year-Old Grand Prize Winner One of Youngest in Contest History NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the winners of the annual Pier 1 Imports(®)/UNICEF greeting card contest. Four-year-old Robbie from California was named this year's Grand Prize Winner for the theme, "Joyous Celebration," and is one of the youngest winners since the contest's inception in 1992. Robbie's design will be reproduced as an official UNICEF greeting card...

2013-10-22 23:20:36

Shoppers also may send life-saving items directly to children in need. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 This holiday season, shoppers can help save and improve children’s lives when purchasing gifts for their loved ones. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is offering a wide array of gifts that give back, from actual lifesaving items for children to selections from UNICEF’s cards and gifts collection. Well-known brands like IKEA, Gucci, Montblanc and H&M are also featuring gift options...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'