Thank you for voting on where a portion of your 2013 Change for Good collections will support.
Thank you to everyone who participated and voted on the project that was most meaningful to you. You overwhelmingly chose to direct $218,685.41— with over 48% of total votes to support UNICEF in rural Bolivia which will prevent child and maternal mortality in vulnerable indigenous communities through programs that improve access to quality healthcare and increasing women’s and children’s access to health services. Final voting results were: 48% of total votes were for Bolivia, 32% for Viet Nam, and 18% for Guatemala.
Thank you to all of you who nominated one of your peers for the Change for Good Champions of the Year award. We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Champions of the Year award. A huge congratulations to Sandy King (RDU), Paulette King (IOR), Aida Hall (IDF), and Dianna Ventura (BOS).
Champions who nominated one of their peers for the Champions of the Year award were also able to submit themselves for a chance to participate in the 2014 UNICEF field visit. We are also excited to announce that the below individuals were selected to represent their Champions peers on the June 23-27 field visit to Santander de Quilichao, Colombia (near CLO), to visit UNICEF’s water, sanitation, and hygiene programs for children in rural southern Colombia that you voted to support last year: Beverly Watson (IDF), Carmen Daniels (IMA), Karen Anderson (JFK), and Hector Winkelried (LIM).
We are thrilled to announce that 2013 was an incredibly successful year for UNICEF’s Change for Good program on American Airlines! Dedicated Champions for Children collected $1,051,853.26 from generous American Airlines customers last year! For the past five years in a row, more than $1 million has been collected annually to help UNICEF save and improve children's lives. Congratulations Champions!
2013 collections are helping UNICEF save and improve children’s lives. More specifically:
- $440,570.59 was raised to support children and mothers affected by HIV/AIDS around worldwide,
- $216,042.69 was raised to help children around the worlds that it the most
- $218,685.41 was raised to prevent child and maternal mortality in vulnerable indigenous communities in rural Bolivia
- $176,554.57 was raised to support UNICEF's recovery programs in typhoon affected Philippines
Philippines Emergency and January 2014 Change for Good Collections
THANK YOU for dedicating November and December Change for Good collections to help raise critical funds to support UNICEF in providing long term recovery and rehabilitation to the more than 14 million people, including six million children in typhoon-affected areas in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan. UNICEF was already on the ground before the disaster struck and immediately sprang into action to provide extensive help to affected children and families.