As we approach the month of December, the season of giving is upon us. People around the world are preparing for their winter holiday and gift giving to friends and families. In an effort to play into the season, a GoFundMe campaign was initiated to help UNICEF deliver vaccines to people around the world. The campaign titled, “Unicef Donation,” hopes to raise $1500 to help the most vulnerable individuals receive life-saving vaccinations.
Campaign creator Jason Laughlin started the drive yesterday in hopes to raise $500 for UNICEF. After quickly meeting the $500 goal, Jason increased the campaign to $1500. An update on the GoFundMe page outlines his reason for setting up the fundraiser.
Jason says he’s motivated to raise money for vaccines because of the recent decline in worldwide vaccination rates. Anti-vaccine propaganda spreads like wildfire on social media. Vaccine advocates find themselves trying to fight off and debunk the false claims daily.
Because fighting individual anti-vaccine leaders becomes exhausting, Jason believes taking proactive measures by donating to UNICEF will help spread vaccines to the world. According to UNICEF’s website, their immunization program saves 2-3 million lives a year.
UNICEF describes the immunization program in the following way:
works with partners in government, NGOs, other UN agencies and the private sector to provide immunization to the children who need it the most.
Vaccinating children in every community: wherever children are not immunized, their lives and their communities are at risk. UNICEF is tailoring new approaches to vaccinate every child in every community – no matter how remote or challenging.
The cold chain: UNICEF and partners are harnessing solar power, mobile technology and telemetrics to make sure that vaccines reach all children without losing their effectiveness from exposure to extreme heat or cold weather conditions.
Vaccine supply: With UNICEF efforts, the price for a number of essential childhood vaccines has reached all-time lows. This has facilitated the introduction of new vaccines to children living in the poorest countries.
Innovation: Working with private and public partners, UNICEF steers investment toward new vaccines, diagnostic and health technologies.
Disease eradication and elimination programmes: Thanks to steady progress on expanding vaccination, the world has never been in a better position to eradicate polio. Immunization against measles, rubella and tetanus are bringing the world closer to eliminating these devastating diseases. By creating a. charity drive, GoFundMe sends the designated charity money every month. Donors can rest easy knowing that the campaign is legitimate.
If you are wondering about the legitimacy of the campaign, GoFundMe provides details on Charity Giving. UNICEF is a certified Charity that works with GoFundMe.
Since going live only last night, the campaign has raised $676. If you wish to donate to help UNICEF deliver vaccines to children and adults in need, please visit the GoFundMe. Donations are delivered to a 501(c)(3) and tax deductible.
For more information on UNICEF visit them here.
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