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Partners Stand for Hope with UNICEF This Holiday Season

November 17, 2016

Several of our corporate partners are taking a stand for hope this holiday season, ensuring that their customers have the opportunity to purchase gifts that give back.

ALEX AND ANI has partnered with UNICEF to support children affected by conflict and natural disasters, as well as provide funding for programs that help kids have a brighter future through education and play. Twenty percent of the purchase price of the “Kindred Cord World Peace Collection” and “Bright Future Charm Bangles” will be donated to UNICEF’s work through February 28, 2018. Both items are available online, at ALEX AND ANI stores and authorized retailers.

Holiday Greeting Cards: For more than 20 years, Pier 1 Imports® and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have held a children’s greeting card contest to help generate awareness. The winning design will be reproduced as an official UNICEF greeting card and be sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and on pier1.com the following holiday season. Additionally, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is offering a selection of boxed holiday cards that can be purchased online at market.unicefusa.org and through Pier 1 Imports, IKEA and select Hallmark Gold Crown stores with 100 percent of sales for all cards purchased at Pier 1 Imports and IKEA stores going directly to support UNICEF programs.

HSN: This holiday season, HSN brought together 24 designers to create a specific design reflecting what UNICEF means to them, creating a one-of-a-kind quilt. Customers can purchase the “HSN Cares Designer Quilt” through December 31. For each quilt sold on HSN, the company will donate $15 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. HSN Cares is dedicated to empowering women and helping families in times of need.

IKEA Foundation: This year, the IKEA Foundation is launching its new Good Cause campaign, Let’s Play for Change. For every toy, children’s book or children’s small furniture piece sold in stores from November 20 – December 24, the IKEA Foundation will donate $1 to help support children’s right to play and develop through UNICEF programs.

UNICEF Kid Power - the world's first WEARABLE-FOR-GOOD™ - has grown from 100 to 100,000 kids in less than 2 years thanks to the generous support of Presenting Sponsors Star Wars: Force for Change and Target. To date, UNICEF Kid Power has tapped into the intrinsic desire all kids have to help their peers to unlock more than 5.1 million packets of therapeutic food – and counting! Families can join the Team by purchasing a UNICEF Kid Power Band — available this holiday season in Target stores and on Target.com — and downloading the free companion UNICEF Kid Power App. UNICEF Kid Power Bands are available in blue, orange, and two special Star Wars: Force for Change editions in black and green.

And now, we’re bringing UNICEF Kid Power to the Workplace so everyone can Get Active. Save Lives.™ with a reimagined 30-day activity challenge where employees compete in teams to be the most active. The more active participants are, the more therapeutic food they unlock, and lives they save. We invite you to join us in piloting this program by contacting Mark Shenfield at mshenfield@unicefusa.org today!

Force 4 Fashion - This holiday season, Star Wars: Force for Change and Target launched Force 4 Fashion, a collaborative cause marketing campaign featuring a line of t-shirts designed by ten celebrities including Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Kelly Slater, Steve Aoki, Olivia Munn, Brittany Snow and more. A limited quantity of Force 4 Fashion t-shirts will be exclusively available at Target.com and in most Target stores from November 27 to December 31, 2016 and for each t-shirt sold, Target will donate $5 to support UNICEF Kid Power, up to $1,000,000.  

K.I.N.D.: In Malawi, the majority of students struggle to learn while sitting on the floor or ground outdoors. The Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.) fund provides a desk and bench for two to three students in schools in the sub-Saharan country with each $55 donation. In addition, the K.I.N.D. fund provides a $177 scholarship for girls in Malawi that delivers one year of education, including tuition, room and board, textbooks, transportation, a school uniform and learning supplies.


If your company is interested in partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF on a holiday campaign next year, please reach out to your relationship manager or Cayce Pack at cpack@unicefusa.org or 212-880-9102.