UNICEF Partners Up for the Holidays

UNICEF, as you likely know, supports children around the globe living in poverty, and you are probably familiar with their seasonal greeting cards. But they also partner up each year with different companies to raise funds through sales of a variety of products. Here are a few examples of current partnerships:

All For Children is an annual collaboration between H&M and UNICEF that funds two projects in India and Bangladesh. While North American customers wait for H&M's Home and Kids Home collections to cross the ocean, we can enjoy some of the festive playthings and kids' decor from this special line.

Check out the incredible play tent (top) with the grosgrain trim and checkered floors. It's 100% cotton, rolls up for storage in an included drawstring bag, and costs $59.95, 25% of which will go to UNICEF. Other standout home items from the All For Children collection include wall decals and a night light. Learn more at H&M.

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Since 2003 IKEA has run a Soft Toys for Children program with one euro (about $1.30) donated to UNICEF and Save the Children for every soft toy sold in the months leading up to the holidays.

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UNICEF sells products on their own website including toys and books like a UNICEF-logo Trunki, matching game, a lunchbag and more.

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Of course, the most direct way to help UNICEF is through a straight donation which you can direct toward different areas of need. Examples are the Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.) campaign providing school desks to children in Malawi, Soccer Balls for Kids to be Kids, therapeutic milk, and disease prevention. Learn more here.

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