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2010-02-23 13:34:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF applauds national sports organizations, teams and players who have generated $2.9 million through fundraising initiatives to support Haiti emergency relief and recovery efforts. Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and NBA Player's Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) have provided...

2010-02-22 10:33:00

Musician Lends His Voice To Help Provide Safe Drinking Water To Children Around The World Waterborne illnesses are the second highest cause of preventable childhood deaths NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced that musician/entrepreneur and social philanthropist, Pete Wentz will be the national spokesperson for the 2010 UNICEF Tap Project. Now in its fourth year, the UNICEF Tap Project is a grassroots initiative that will take place...

2010-02-08 14:05:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Korean Radio Broadcasting, the only Korean language radio station in New York City, has raised $210,000 for UNICEF's relief efforts in Haiti, which it presented to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF today. The fundraising initiative was launched during a two day long broadcasting campaign called "Hope 2010: To Share the Love." Funds continued to flow in to the station throughout the month of January from more than 1,000 people. Korean Radio Broadcasting...

2010-02-03 16:48:00

Leading companies join together to provide supplies and mobilize staff, shipping and freight services NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced today the arrival of care packages for 50,000 children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UNICEF is the leader when it comes to disaster relief for children, providing both immediate and long-term necessities -- food, water, shelter, protection and physical as well as mental health care. This shipment of supplies from the...

2010-01-26 14:34:00

This Year's Theme is "Joy to the World" NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From February 1(st) through March 5th, children in the United States ages 14 and under are invited to compete in the 2010 Pier 1 Imports/UNICEF Greeting Card Contest, a beloved, annual tradition, in which the winning design chosen from thousands of entries will be reproduced as an official UNICEF holiday greeting card for the 2010 holiday season to be sold at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide. One hundred...

2010-01-25 10:06:00

Union Announces Special 1199 Fundraising Drive For UNICEF, Volunteer Recruitment efforts; Launches New Haiti Relief Website & Toll Free Hotline Number NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East - the largest healthcare workers union in the country - today announced that it is donating $1 million to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. In doing so, the union announced a special UNICEF fundraising drive...

2010-01-25 04:00:00

One Dollar For Every Donation This Week NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, will donate one dollar to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for each blood donation made from January 25-31. The funds will be earmarked for Haiti. In addition, regular donors will be able to designate their points in NYBC's Advantage donor loyalty program to UNICEF's Haiti earthquake relief efforts. "Blood...

2010-01-16 14:50:00

Presidential Tag-Team Will Help Keep the World Focused on Haiti NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today applauded the joint efforts of President Obama and Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in ensuring that the American response to the crisis in Haiti is sustained over the long-term. "On behalf of Haiti's children, we applaud the joint initiative of President Obama and Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to provide...

2010-01-13 10:21:00

Of the 3 million affected, UNICEF estimates that half of the earthquake's victims are children NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite heavy damages to its own offices in Port-au-Prince, UNICEF is ready to provide immediate support to the estimated 3 million victims of the unfolding humanitarian crisis following the earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. UNICEF officials estimate that half of those affected by the quake are children. In coordination with other UN agencies...

2009-12-11 02:36:00

Fundraising Gala, Presented by Bacarrat, Takes Place in Beverly Hills on Dec 10 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 10, the UNICEF Ball brought together Hollywood's biggest stars for a fundraising gala to honor those individuals who have made key contributions to UNICEF's mission to save and improve children's lives worldwide. The evening raised more money for the organization than any UNICEF Ball to date. Producer and long-time philanthropist Jerry...


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