NEW YORK (November 28, 2012) — The 2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, held on Tuesday, November 27 at Cipriani 42nd Street, honored UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte and U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Dolores Rice Gahan for their commitment to saving and improving children’s lives.
My name is Anne Chamblee and I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant based at John F. Kennedy airport. I am a proud "Champion for Children" for UNICEF's Change for Good program on American Airlines and volunteer my time while on the job to collect donations of foreign and domestic currency from AA customers to help UNICEF save children's lives.
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.
Throughout the holiday season, the UNICEF Snowflake is suspended above the intersection of 57th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City. It serves as a symbol of hope for children around the world, and reminds us to never forget the 25,000 children that fall prey to preventable causes every day across the globe.
When the Snowflake is taken down in mid-January, it returns to its just-as-glamorous home away from home... a cozy warehouse in Harlem, New York. Stored in five giant crates (3 branches per crate, and one for the core), the Snowflake is tucked safely away for the year with many of the other holiday decorations that transform New York City into a winter wonderland.
|U.S. Fund for UNICEF/2009|
|Anne Linder in front of one of the 5 crates that hold the UNICEF Snowflake.|
In preparation for its 2009 debut, the Snowflake will be inspected for damages. Any broken or damaged crystals will be replaced (a cold winter can take its toll!) and new engraved crystals will be installed.
The UNICEF Snowflake will reappear in mid-November; polished, rested and recharged for its light to be seen around the world.
Be sure to visit unicefsnowflake.org to learn more.
The holiday season is just upon us, and what better way to kick it off than by honoring the children of the world.
Shining in the heart of New York City and Beverly Hills, the UNICEF Snowflake is a special symbol for the world's most vulnerable children. The iconic snowflakes
If you're in the tri-state area tonight, look up. In honor of UNICEF's 60th anniversary, the Empire State Building will be lit in blue. If you see it, please snap pictures and send them in to us! Visit the Empire State Building's official site to learn more about the colored lights displayed on the building. New Yorkers, please also stop by the UNICEF Snowflake. Our Snowflake is a dazzling, illuminated crystal ornament found at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City.