For the fourth year in a row, Auburn High School's UNICEF Club hosted a banquet benefiting UNICEF's work in more than 190 countries and territories around the world. This year’s focus was disease prevention—showcased by leaders presentations on vaccines, Malaria, Ebola, and other aspects of UNICEF's work in child health and development. The education was intertwined with food and fun as local bands comprised of Auburn High School students provided the evening’s entertainment.
More than 200 students, parents, and community members—including Illinois State Senator Steve Stadelman—attended the event. The event took place at the Radisson Hotel in Rockford, Illinois and raised more than $6,000. Go Auburn!
Each year, the banquet has grown in attendance and fundraising, and the club expects this trend to continue next year. If you missed it, make sure to look out for next year's banquet in March of 2016.
For more information on UNICEF's High School Club program, or to start one at your school, visit https://www.unicefusa.org/supporters/volunteers/high-school