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Mid-Atlantic November Regional Newsletter

What an amazing year! Throughout 2019, you have consistently inspired us!  Your support and commitment to children has helped UNICEF reach the most vulnerable children around the world with life saving and enriching resources. As our supporters, you have dedicated your time and energy to help UNICEF and for that, we’re grateful.  Here’s to a bigger and better 2020!

Upcoming Opportunities

Register now for UNICEF UNITE 2020 Summit! Please join us from Saturday, March 21-Monday, March 23 in DC for inspiring speakers, networking opportunities, workshops, and Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Invite your classmates, coworkers, friends and family. We hope to see all of you in DC! Register here!

Ask the Candidates: Share their Vision for Children

UNICEF USA’s National Youth Council wrote a letter to the 2020 presidential candidates asking them to share their vision for children in the United States. Join the National Council and urge candidates to put children first in their campaigns!

November Highlights

On World Children’s Day, November 20, we partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank for a lunch & learn program, Children Uprooted: Protecting Migrant Children in Central America, Mexico and the U.S. We welcomed Eitan Peled, Child Migration & Protection Manager at UUSA, who spoke to a packed audience at IDB about the ways UNICEF is working to meet the immediate needs of children migrating from Central America while addressing the root causes of displacement in countries of origin like El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Watch the presentation. 

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20th, 2019, UNICEF USA partnered with the United Mission for Relief for a Facebook live interview to discuss how UNICEF programs help children around the world. Check out the video

We continued the celebration of World Children’s Day with a UNICEF UNITE and NextGen “Around the World Dinner” at Tacos El Chilango. Our special guest, Eitan Peled, joined us to talk about his first-hand experience supporting children migrating through Central America.

This Month's Volunteer Shout Out Goes to Carolyn Pascal! 

Carolyn Pascal is a senior at Urbana High School and the President and CEO of Educate Girls to Eradicate Hunger, Inc, a nonprofit that raises funds to support other nonprofit organizations to educate girls in developing countries. In the month of November, Carolyn raised $6,549 for UNICEF’s Kids In Need of Desks (KIND) program.  As of November 2019, Educate Girls to Eradicate Hunger, Inc was able to provide 71 girls with tuition, room and board, uniforms, learning supplies for an entire year! Carolyn has been a dedicated UNICEF volunteer for several years now and an important part of our volunteer team. Thank you Carolyn for all your hard work!

Did You Know?

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has officially become the 47th country since 1999 to eliminiate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). There are now just twelve countries where women and newborns are at risk of contracting tetenus, mostly in the poorest regions of the world. It is with the help of UNICEF supporters that health workers are able to reach remote communities with low-cost and life-saving health interventions. Thank you for all that you do to support mothers and babies around the world! 

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.

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