2010 UNICEF Snowflake Ball to Honor Olivia Harrison

NEW YORK (November 30, 2010) – The 2010 UNICEF Snowflake Ball will take place on November 30 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. In its seventh year, the black-tie gala will celebrate the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake and honor those individuals who have made key contributions to UNICEF's mission to save and improve children's lives worldwide. During the evening, UNICEF will present the Spirit of Compassion Award to Olivia Harrison.

Newsnet: putting an end to polio

UNICEF has been battling polio for decades. In 1988, UNICEF teamed up with a coalition of organizations and governments to launch a hugely ambitious partnership called the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Since then, incidence of polio has dropped by more than 99 percent. Still, polio hangs on. While endemic in only four countries -- Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Nigeria -- polio does not respect borders or sovereignty. And all it takes for the disease to spread is for only a few people to remain unvaccinated. Even in places where it has been eliminated, just a handful of new polio cases can reverse decades of work.

Giving thanks for UNICEF's support in Haiti

I have to be honest. My heart feels like it's been torn from a beloved family member. I miss Haiti. And I realize that if I can't be there physically, I need to constantly remind people that Haiti deserves attention. The Haitian children deserve our help. I'm grateful that I work for an organization that is committed to them ... an organization that has the steadfast support of generous donors who have given so much and will stay with Haiti in the months and years to come.

The Eliminate Project

It was evening when videographer Doron Schlair and I arrived at the sprawling Manila hospital. We followed directions to a small, dimly lit ward painted the sort of blue/green color so common in hospitals--no matter what part of the world you may be visiting. A male nurse met us at the ward's entrance, helped us put sterile gowns over our clothes, and gave us a critical directive: keep your voices very low.

It's UNICEF week on eBay!

Find great deals that support an even greater cause on eBay. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is a featured nonprofit on eBay this week (November 15 - 21), making it easier than ever to shop, sell, and donate in support of our cause. When you make a purchase on eBay this week using PayPal, you will have the opportunity to donate $1 (or more) to UNICEF. Did you know $1 can provide 40 days of clean drinking water to a child in need? Also, you can save us as your favorite nonprofit and you'll be able to donate in checkout anytime you shop on eBay! Every time you make a donation in checkout this holiday season, you'll be entered to win a $1000 gift certificate from eBay. Start shopping now!