Taking place in cities across the nation, including Chicago, supporters will come together for one night to rejoice in UNICEF’s lifesaving work. The evening will also feature a short film highlighting UNICEF’s work from the past, present and future directed by Academy Award® nominated director, Ben Proudfoot. Presented by Johnson & Johnson, this year’s event will bring together UNICEF supporters across the country to celebrate UNICEF’s historic 75th year of lifesaving work. Funds raised at the event will support UNICEF’s mission to relentlessly pursue an equitable world for every child.
Through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States, UNICEF USA works in support of the world’s children. UNICEF and its supporters believe that no child should ever die from a preventable cause- lack of proper nutrition, safe drinking water, affordable vaccines or other basic necessities. Thanks to UNICEF’s unparalleled reach, expertise, access and influence, innovation, efficiency and resolve, UNICEF has successfully led an effort that has reduced child mortality in half since 1990. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories around the world and has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. As UNICEF celebrates its 75th anniversary, they have spent most of the year working to control COVID-19 around the world and restart children’s lives.
UNICEF is working daily to ensure equitable vaccine distribution worldwide and help build the world back better than it was before for children with a focus on education, mental health, vaccines, and elevating their voices. In addition to vaccine distribution, UNICEF works to improve access to clean water and sanitary facilities and reduce food insecurity around the world.
UNICEF USA will host in person events in 10 cities around the country to celebrate this milestone in the company’s history. In addition to in-person events that will adhere to all state and CDC guidelines, guests will also have the option to stream the event virtually.