This past Thursday, May 17th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF launched the 2012 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
campaign and introduced TeachUNICEF at the Advent School on Beacon Hill. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s
event, “Engaging Kids, Schools and Communities” brought together parents, teachers, religious
organizations and non-profits to unite around children and foster global citizenship. Pictured are U.S.
Fund for UNICEF Board members and their families (from left): Sharon Malt, Jeannette Hsu-McSweeney,
Finley McSweeney, Liam McSweeney, Tiffany Ortiz, D’Angelo Ortiz, Noelle Harford and Alex Ortiz.
Photo credit: Kristen Mangelinkx.
UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Working
in more than 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health and immunizations, clean water,
nutrition, education, emergency and disaster relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports
UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States.
UNICEF is at the forefront of efforts to reduce child mortality worldwide. There has been substantial
progress: the annual number of under-five deaths dropped from more than 12 million in 1990 to 7.6
million in 2010. But still, 21,000 children die each day from preventable causes. Our mission is to do
whatever it takes to make that number zero by giving children the essentials for a safe and healthy