Today is #GivingTuesday, and I'm sure you've already thought about where your charitable donations will be going this holiday season. But in the off chance you haven't already decided, I wanted to make a plea to you to choose UNICEF. I've chosen to champion for this organization because while children are 1/3 of our population they are ALL of our future, and UNICEF's lifesaving efforts are helping to ensure children across the globe are given a chance at healthy and productive lives.
I've set up a #GivingTuesday fundraising page that dedicates funds to UNICEF USA's Emergency Relief Fund, and am hoping to raise $2,500. The ERF provides funding to the world's most vulnerable children in their greatest time of need; and has supported UNICEF's emergency relief efforts in places like Puerto Rico, Mexico, Houston, Yemen and Sudan (more information about the ERF is below).
So please join me on #GivingTuesday and help me raise $2,500 for UNICEF's amazing and lifesaving work!
Thank you so much & sending you warm holiday wishes, Gaby
The Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) not only responds to immediate crisis, but also works proactively in places prone to natural disasters, or conflict, so that when emergency does strike, they are better prepared to protect the region’s children. ERF is the best type of funding to allow UNICEF to reach children who are in the greatest need and at the greatest risk. All UNICEF offices benefit from ERF, receiving a minimum of $850,000 with the LDC receiving at least 60% of total ERF. It ensures the most critical country programs are supported. It provides UNICEF with the resources to ensure a presence in 150 country offices. It enables UNICEF to consistently be there before, during, and after any crisis. Allocations of ERF is based a formula based on U5MR, gross national income per capita, and child population, thus ensuring equity and the most marginalized children are reached. ERF also allows UNICEF to immediately respond to any emerging crisis or natural disaster.