The George Harrison Fund For UNICEF Clubs Challenge

November 6, 2019

 

Four young men walk across a crosswalk. Single file. There is a white VW bug in the background.

Does this image sound familiar? If you're a music fan, then you've probably seen it hundreds of times.

The image is of the Fab Four aka: The Beatles!

Even if you haven't heard of The Beatles or can't sing along to a few of their worldwide hits like Here Comes The Sun and Let It Be - you'll still want to keep reading this next bit, because The Beatles have something to do with YOU, your UNICEF Club, and a special prize. We know how much you love a good challenge, especially one that helps kids, so we're excited to bring you The George Harrison Fund For UNICEF Clubs Challenge.

 

First, some background on the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF:

In 1971, George Harrison, member of The Beatles, held the Concert for Bangladesh -- the first benefit concert of its kind. It raised millions of dollars for UNICEF's lifesaving work. This type of benefit concert was something completely new, as no rock musician had engaged in humanitarian work in this way. One can still hear through the live recording of George Harrison's song Bangla Desh, that something out of the ordinary, possibly unrepeatable happened in Madison Square Garden, nearly 50 years ago. Even many years after the concert, The George Harrison Fund For UNICEF (GHFU) continues to honor Harrison's vision to raise funds to save children's lives worldwide. 

 

So, what about the Clubs Challenge? 

Starting Giving Tuesday 2019 through the end of the academic year, we are asking ALL high school and college students to host fundraisers and events in support of UNICEF USA as part of the Clubs Challenge. The top three fundraising UNICEF Clubs will receive an award and a special opportunity on behalf of UNICEF USA for their efforts!

And guess what? Great news! We have extended the 2019 - 2020 deadline to August 1, 2020. Funds raised and submitted by student members of a UNICEF club by August 1st for this academic year, will be matched up to $100,000 by GHFU and are eligible for this year's Challenge.

 

Ready to submit your donations? Visit unicefusa.org/clubsremit OR start an online fundraising page on GoFundMe: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/unicef-clubs. All of your club's donations will be counted towards the Challenge. 

 

Are you up for the challenge? If yes, then Come Together (pun intended) with your fellow club members and show us what you've got. Winners will be announced in August, so make sure to follow us on our UNICEF Clubs' social media channels. Good luck!