UNICEF is a non-profit organization that serves over 100 underprivileged countries, families, and children. UNICEF works to provide better lives and save the lives of children who die annually from preventable causes such as malaria, dirty water, and malnourishment.
UNICEF at BU hosts documentaries and club meetings to raise awareness of the devastating living conditions in underprivileged countries. By selling UNICEF items and handmade items at meetings, UNICEF at BU fundraises in order to send all profits to UNICEF. The members of UNICEF at BU attend and create community service events to inform the community about UNICEF and its mission while serving the local community in need. During the month of March, UNICEF is conducting their TAP project by asking people to give water when you take water. At participating restaurants, you can pay a dollar for the usual free cup of tap water. This dollar will allow UNICEF to provide water to 40 children.
“I wanted to become a part of UNICEF because it serves communities, villages, countries, and especially children in need,” Ariel Argueso, an e-board member of UNICEF at BU, says. “People think that they can't make any difference for communities across the world, but being a member of UNICEF has shown me that every difference is a great difference, and there are some out there who really need that.”
If you would like to help make a difference, check out what you can do to help UNICEF at BU.