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2013-09-09 12:31:21

-- Leading Interactive Retailer HSNi's Lifestyle Brands HSN, Grandin Road and Chasing Fireflies to Partner with U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Support UNICEF's Lifesaving Work for Children - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. and its family of leading lifestyle brands including HSN, Grandin Road and Chasing Fireflies, are giving back this Halloween season. In its first ever partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, HSNi,...

2013-08-28 12:23:37

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Kyrie Irving has just concluded a visit to South Africa, where he participated in a variety of educational programs supported by UNICEF's Schools for Africa initiative. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130828/DC70885) The Cleveland Cavaliers player was joined on the trip by Caryl Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA All-Star,...

2013-07-18 12:25:46

NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global communications leader Porter Novelli has been named to the agency roster of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, charged with assisting in the development of a strategic communications plan to increase audience engagement and drive fundraising. Porter Novelli also will work with regional offices on local market visibility and event planning. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United...

2013-06-24 12:21:17

Shoppers are asked to support children when purchasing this year. NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is asking shoppers searching for unique gifts to support vulnerable children this holiday season by purchasing from a variety of products that benefit UNICEF. From actual lifesaving items for children to name-brand options by Gucci, IKEA and Montblanc, each gift has the power to make a significant impact. "It's been quite a year when we...

2013-06-03 23:14:43

Merck has committed nearly $500,000 to help UNICEF improve the quality of healthcare for mothers and their children. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Merck, a longstanding partner of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, has committed nearly $500,000 toward UNICEF´s efforts to protect the lives of mothers and their children in South Africa through its Merck for Mothers initiative. With this support, UNICEF will help improve the quality of and access to low-cost, high impact solutions that...

2013-05-15 12:33:41

Maternal neonatal tetanus, which kills a baby every 9 minutes, eliminated in half of high-risk countries NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tetanus, one of the most deadly diseases a mother and her newborn can face, has been eliminated in more than half of affected countries targeted by UNICEF just 13 years ago. The milestone was announced today at the annual meeting of the Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Initiative at UNICEF headquarters. Tetanus kills one...

2013-05-06 08:26:03

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lenny Kravitz--GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor--has recorded a public service announcement urging people to join UNICEF to bring about an end to preventable child deaths. Some 6.9 million child deaths every year are due preventable causes, of which as many as 1.5 million are from vaccine-preventable diseases. "I'm a parent, and the thought of anyone's child dying of something we can prevent is just...

2013-01-23 16:24:27

With only $32.10, UNICEF can provide warm clothing for a child NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF released a PSA yesterday appealing for immediate assistance for children fleeing Syria, following a series of recent reports from the country describing the terrible price children are paying due to the civil war. Of the estimated two million Syrians displaced inside the country, and the 620,000 people who have fled to neighboring countries, roughly...

2013-01-02 08:22:32

Actress lends star power for fight against child trafficking during Human Trafficking Awareness Month NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced that actress Angie Harmon will be the newest UNICEF Ambassador. Harmon will use her talent and recognition to fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of the world's most vulnerable children. In her first role as UNICEF Ambassador, Harmon will appear in Public Service Announcements to raise...

2012-12-19 16:26:29

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three international nonprofit organizations will each receive a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation as a result of the company's first Spirit of the Season employee-participation campaign, which ran from Nov. 26 to Dec. 14. As a way to provide much-needed resources to communities around the globe, the Verizon Foundation invited employees to choose one of three nonprofit organizations that most resonated with them and were consistent with the...