A chance to do something really special this holiday season

You can save hundreds or thousands of lives with a simple donation to UNICEF. Now wouldn’t that brighten your holiday season? From Carolyn Stern, UNICEF President:

I can’t remember when kids were up against these kinds of odds:

Escalating violence in Syria and Iraq. Hunger near famine-levels in South Sudan. Ebola still spreading in West Africa.

Countless children in peril.

UNICEF is racing to save them – but we need your help.

Thankfully, some good news: Starting today until midnight December 31 – every dollar you give will be DOUBLED up to $1 MILLION thanks to an anonymous group of donors.

It’s the single, largest matching gift this year, and it came just in time. Far more children need help than we have resources. This gift will allow UNICEF to reach so many of them – if you join us!

Donate before December 31 and every dollar you give will be DOUBLED – up to $1 million. 100% of your gift is tax-deductible.

All receiving the most dire designation by the UN. Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Ebola, and Central African Republic: If these were earthquakes, they’d all be a 9 on the Richter Scale.

But you + UNICEF = relief on a massive scale. UNICEF can deliver lifesaving relief, to any child, almost anywhere in the world, in just 72 hours. All that’s needed is your help, and UNICEF can rush:

  • Fortified food to children wasting away from hunger – sweet, nutty and packed with nutrients, therapeutic food tastes great and can breath life back into a severely malnourished child. It’s exactly what tens of thousands of kids need right now in South Sudan.
  • Blankets, winter clothes and shoes to freezing kids fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq – Kids who fled violence wearing only summer clothes don’t stand a chance against the winter’s frigid cold and freezing rain. Winter Kits keep kids warm.
  • Clean water for sick, dehydrated children – nothing is more important to a child’s survival. That’s why UNICEF leads on water no matter the crisis: trucking in water, installing pumps, drilling wells or delivering clean water tablets and oral rehydration salts.
  • Vaccines to protect kids from killer diseases like pneumonia and measles – If all children were immunized with current vaccines, we’d save 25 million children by 2020.

Please donate now – help us rush lifesaving relief to desperate children this holiday season. Every gift will be MATCHED dollar for dollar – but only until December 31st.

And because 91.2¢ of every dollar UNICEF spends goes directly to assist children, you can be confident your donation is making a difference.

You and other supporters like you have helped kids beat terrible odds like this before. When famine threatened countless children in the Horn of Africa in 2011, UNICEF treated 1 million children with therapeutic food. Those kids are alive today because you and others believed that we could make a difference – even when the odds felt overwhelming.

Let’s help vulnerable children beat the odds again this holiday season.

With gratitude,

Caryl M. Stern
President & CEO
U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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