How to Help | UNICEF USA
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Our mission is to relentlessly pursue a more equitable world for every child.

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories, delivering impact in child health, nutrition, education and more. UNICEF USA helps UNICEF achieve that impact through advocacy, education and fundraising in the United States. 

UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary contributions from governments, foundations, private sector businesses, civil society groups — and individuals — to continue and scale its many programs and partnership activities. Donations to UNICEF USA for UNICEF by U.S. taxpayers are 100% tax deductible.

Giving money is one way to help. Supporters can also help raise awareness and help educate the public about issues impacting children globally — and how UNICEF is helping to tackle those issues around the world, every day.

Here is a roundup of the many ways supporters can support and otherwise get involved. 

Donate

Contributions of any amount can make a difference for children. UNICEF USA receives the highest ratings for transparency, accountability and administration from Charity Navigator. The best way to give is to make an unrestricted donation, which allows UNICEF to put the money to use wherever and whenever it is needed most. Start here.

You can be a lifeline for children everywhere, helping them to survive and thrive, when you join the Guardian Circle and commit to donating monthly. Monthly support helps ensure that in times of crisis or conflict, UNICEF can be there for children before, during and after the emergency. Start here.

Donors who give $25,000 or more annually to UNICEF USA receive special recognition for their support for UNICEF’s programs. Their vision, thought leadership and funding go a long way toward advancing UNICEF's work and mission around the world. Over the years, supporters have come together to crowdfund impactful projects for children that range from rebuilding a health clinic to constructing a well to improve access to safe water in a rural community. 

Donor-Advised Funds (DAF) are a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations — allowing donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time for UNICEF to use wherever the need is greatest, or for a specific program area. Learn more.

Every $1 donated to the Bridge Fund, created and managed by the UNICEF USA Impact Fund for Children (IF4C), accelerates at least $3.50 to UNICEF, helping to fast-track emergency relief and provide other lifesaving, time-sensitive support to vulnerable children and families in need. Learn more.

When you donate a car, you'll qualify for a tax deduction while supporting UNICEF's work for vulnerable children around the world. UNICEF USA ensures that the majority of the vehicle's value — generally 80 percent of gross dollars raised — goes to charity. Start here.

Advocate

UNICEF needs help to reach government officials in Washington, D.C., and across the country on matters to affect the survival, protection and development of children globally. Learn more about how to support U.S. Advocacy efforts. Visit UNICEF USA's Advocacy Action Center for specific opportunities to speak up for the world's children. 

Organize

A great way to show your support is by hosting a fundraiser or event on behalf of UNICEF. Tell us your idea and complete the application to get started.  

UNICEF USA provides all the tools you need to start a UNICEF club at your school or in your community. Learn more.

Volunteer

UNITE mobilizes volunteers from all walks of life and every corner of the country in pursuit of one common goal: to ensure a better world for every child. Register here to connect with other supporters and to stay informed about community events and meet-ups happening near you. 

UNICEF NextGen is a community of professionals between the ages of 21 and 45 who pledge their skills, time, networks and financial resources to support UNICEF's global work and to drive impact for children. While most NextGen activities in the U.S. take place in five hubs — located in Atlanta, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City — interested young professionals can take the NextGen pledge from anywhere, at any time. Learn more.