Every year, the 15th of May marks the International Day of Families. This observation, declared by the United Nations, brings awareness to the role of families in development across the world. The family is the basic unit of society, and the International Day of Families is a time to consider the importance of families, as well as specific challenges.
Often times, the most vulnerable members of the family unit are children. Are you wondering how to support the most vulnerable children on the International Day of Families?
US Fund for UNICEF
UNICEF is the acronym for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, created by the UN after World War II. Their first mission was to directly remedy the lack of security, food, and healthcare faced by children in war-torn countries.
Today, UNICEF is active in over 190 countries and territories worldwide, caring for children and youths who are in need.
Conflict tends to most hurt the already vulnerable, especially children. UNICEF works in areas of crisis to fight trafficking and military conscription. We are in the midst of an unprecedented refugee crisis, and almost 50 million children have been displaced. UNICEF aided more than 145,000 displaced children in Syria in the first half of 2012. The impact of this organization worldwide is monumental.
UNICEF also focuses on everyday struggles, including a lack of access to clean water, vaccines, and proper nutrition. Their humanitarian programs have helped reduce the number of child deaths by over 50% since 1990 — and they are not done.
How You Can Help
The surprisingly easy way to support this incredible charity? Donate a car to UNICEF! When you visit our website or give us a call at 855-487-3863.
Even older, end-of-life cars can help UNICEF save lives worldwide. Donations like yours help keep vulnerable children safe.
We make donating your car to UNICEF easy. Simply reach out with basic information on your vehicle, and our licensed towing agencies will pick it up free of charge. You will be eligible for a tax credit, and UNICEF will receive between 75-80% of the gross proceeds.
If you want to help save young lives, the key may be in your driveway.