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 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 sing along to a few hits like Here Comes The Sun and Let It Be - you'll want to keep reading this next bit because The Beatles have something to do with a Clubs Challenge- and we know you love a challenge, especially one that helps kids. 

 

First, here is some background info on the challenge:

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 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 continues to honor Harrison's vision to raise funds to save children's lives worldwide. 

 

Now onto the challenge: Starting Giving Tuesday 2019, we are asking ALL high school and college students to host fundraisers and events in support of UNICEF USA. Funds raised by June 1st for this academic year, by student members of a UNICEF club will be matched up to $100,000 by GHFU!

The top three fundraising UNICEF Clubs will receive an award and a special opportunity on behalf of UNICEF USA for their efforts!

 

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! Good luck!