Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CLUBS: United Nations Children's Fund

 
A few weeks ago, Fairmont Prep students experienced Club Rush and joined groups that appealed to them. If you're into art, there's Encore for the Arts, musical people can join The Sound of Music, and for the hungry, there's Food Appreciation Team, or FAT Club. There are also numerous community service clubs, such as Key Club, Kids to Kids, or Red Cross.
One club that stood out amongst the rest was Fairmont Prep UNICEF. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children's Fund, is a humanitarian club that fundraises and raises awareness for children and mothers in developing countries. During Club Rush, this club had over 100 sign-ups, a record number for a Fairmont Prep club.
Every project that UNICEF participates in supports a different social issue, whether it be disaster relief, human trafficking, education, or health supplies (vaccines, antiretroviral or HIV medications).
UNICEF also participates in several fundraisers during the school year, such as the famous “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF”. Prior to Halloween, UNICEF members set up donation boxes in classrooms where students are invited to make donations to be sent to UNICEF. UNICEF members also help this project by going trick-or-treating  Halloween night, asking for donations in lieu of candy. These donations will be sent to UNICEF to support the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis.
Another upcoming project is the Tap Project – keep an eye out for this one, Huskies!
So, if UNICEF sounds fun to you, contact either Katie McAllister or Anjalie Gulati, or stop by Room 18 to ask Mrs. Leslie for information about how to join!
 
-Contributed by Annie G.

13 comments:

  1. I'm glad I was one of the people to help break this record! UNICEF is an amazing club, and I love it's creative fundraising ideas, especially the Trick or Treat for UNICEF!

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  2. I have seen the small orange boxes that says "Trick or Treat" and it has been a big part of Fairmont. UNICEF at our school has been one of the most popular clubs that everyone can participate in! Great Job UNICEF!

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  3. So great to see students so willing and eager to help other people! :)

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  4. Great job UNICEF! You guys work really hard and it really pays off in the end, you're all helping change the world through every fundraiser and its amazing!
    -Neha Dhiman

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  5. As a member of the UNICEF club, I have had a wonderful experience helping the United Nations Children Club raise money. Participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF was an enjoyable experience.
    - Gurveer Singh

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  6. So excited to see UNICEF prospering here at the Prep!

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  7. Wow, I knew UNICEF was getting popular, but I did not know it got over 100 people to sign up with them. I think this is great, because UNICEF supports a great cause, and the more members they have, will mean a bigger benefit for charity! Keep up the great work UNICEF!
    -Cameron Ostroot

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  8. I enjoyed learning about this. Being a part of UNICEF is great, but I also liked being able to read and learn more about it as well.

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  9. As a member of UNICEF, I feel so accomplished whenever we have amazing fundraisers and raise money for children!

    -Chloe Lee

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  10. Congratulations to UNICEF for such an amazing year in service! Good luck to next year's officers:)
    -Vishwa

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  11. UNICEF has been so much fun this year. We've done a lot for our community and I hope we can continue to do this next year as well.

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  12. Congrats to the UNICEF club on an awesome year! It's so great to know there are so many bright, young minds readily helping those in the world less fortunate than us. You guys have truly made a difference, on campus and off! Good luck to next year's club.

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  13. Congrats to the UNICEF club on an awesome year! It's so great to know there are so many bright, young minds readily helping those in the world less fortunate than us. You guys have truly made a difference, on campus and off! Good luck to next year's club.

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