Cool Donation of the Week: ’89 Mercedes for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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September 30, 2015
Author: Lisa Crowell

This week we’re featuring a fun donation to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, a sharp Mercedes-Benz 560SL. These slick convertibles with the detachable hard tops were produced from 1971 through 1989. They are the second longest single series ever produced by the Mercedes after the G-Class.

The Mercedes-Benz 560 SL is really the ultimate classic roadster. The car was built for the luxury market but the durable V8 engines have made the SL a very desirable collectors piece. With advanced safety features for a car of this age SL collectors are driving these around town on a daily. Our California car donor took very good care of this SL but the vehicle was stored outside and needs some cosmetic TLC.

We’re always excited when we receive a donated classic convertible!

#roadster #ragtop #classicmercedes

About the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work, and other efforts in support of the world’s children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. To donate your vehicle in support of the US Fund for UNICEF, visit Car Donations for US Fund for UNICEF or phone us at 1-855-487-3863.

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UNICEF USA: What can 2 billion dollars buy?

This year’s UNICEF Supply report provides an overview of UNICEF’s work in 2010 and provides insights into what 2 billion dollars can provide to children and mothers worldwide. 2010 was a significant year for UNICEF Supply on many fronts. The year was unprecedented in terms of the scale and complexity of emergencies, notably multiple emergencies in Haiti, including the devastating earthquake which claimed 220,000 lives and left 2.3 million people displaced, and catastrophic flooding in Pakistan which, at its peak, inundated one-fifth of the country. Despite extraordinary progress, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF continues to work every day until zero children die from preventable causes.

What can 2 billion dollars buy?

Vaccines (757 million)

2.5 billion doses of vaccines to 99 countries reaching 58% of the world’s children

390.7 million auto-disable syringes

156  million doses of vaccines and 187 million pieces of safe injection supplies

Pharmaceuticals (203 million)

389 million de-worming tablets

41.3 million malaria treatments

13.1 million packs of antiretroviral formulations to 44 countries

11.7 million worth of co-trimoxazole for HIV treatment and prevention of mother to child transmission

International Freight (104 million)

Over 10,000 international shipments

110.8 million worth of goods delivered from warehouses

Medical Supplies and Equipment (102 million)

Over 73 million malaria diagnostic tests

20.4 million worth of cold chain equipment

176 million HIV tests

Construction (138 million)

Support provided to 41 countries engaged in construction activities mainly related to education projects

Nutrition (117 million)

633.5 million Vitamin A capsules shipped to 76 countries

190 million zinc tablets

225 million sachets of multiple micronutrient powder

20,700 metric tonnes of peanut-based Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food

Bednets/Household Technology (116 million)

23 million long lasting insecticidal nets to 41 countries

Water and Sanitation (88 million)

Approximately 123 billion water purification tablets

Approximately 500,000 hygiene kits

4,346 hand pumps

Education Supplies (72 million)

165,941 education kits to 31 countries and 10,267 recreation kits to 23 countries

18,053 early childhood development kits to 32 countries

Printing (68 million)

UNICEF country offices print advocacy and education materials and in some countries, schoolbooks. In 2010, for example, they printed over 13 million textbooks and distributed them to more than 5,500 schools in Zimbabwe

 

To read the full report click here

For more information about UNICEF USA click here

For more information on how you can help, consider vehicle donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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