The Middletown High School Unicef Club is particpating in Unicef's Spring Campaign Challenge of raising funds and awareness for the world's most vulnerable children. We would love for members and their families to contribute, and there will be a prize (still to be determined) to the highest fundraiser. Please share!
In 1971, George Harrison, member of The Beatles, held the Concert for Bangladesh -- the first benefit concert of its kind. It raised millions of dollars for UNICEF's lifesaving work. This type of benefit concert was something completely new, as no rock musician had engaged in humanitarian work in this way. One can still hear through the live recording of George Harrison's song Bangla Desh, that something out of the ordinary, possibly unrepeatable happened in Madison Square Garden, nearly 50 years ago. Even many years after the concert, The George Harrison Fund For UNICEF (GHFU) continues to honor George Harrison's vision to raise funds to save children's lives worldwide. Launching #GivingTuesday 2019 and lasting through the 2022 academic year, building up to the 50th anniversary of The Concert for Bangladesh, the UNICEF Clubs Challenge aims to highlight the powerful role that young people play in helping the world's children. The Clubs Challenge asks high school and college students to host fundraisers and events in support of UNICEF USA each academic year. In return, the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF will match up to $100,000 of all the funds raised by UNICEF club members and UNICEF USA will recognize the top three winners. All funds raised will be donated directly to the UNICEF organization.