In an emergency, your company's support could help save the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been a leader in providing life saving assistance and protection for children caught in emergencies around the world. In 2010, UNICEF responded to at least 290 humanitarian situations in 98 countries, affecting millions of children.
We not only respond to those emergencies that gain the attention of the world’s press, we also respond to silent emergencies.
UNICEF receives no funding from the United Nations budget and is funded entirely by voluntary contributions. In emergencies, the need for funds is more urgent than ever.
In this section you can find out:
How your company can become an emergency partner
When a disaster strikes, UNICEF needs an emergency reserve to enable us to reach the most vulnerable children with essential humanitarian aid as quickly as possible. This is our Children’s Emergency Fund and those companies who support it are our emergency partners.
As an emergency partner, you'll be helping us reach children in the most vulnerable situations. This partnership will be understood across all your markets and by all stakeholders.
We'll send you regular, powerful communication material to enable you to engage your employees and other stakeholders.
A dedicated account manager will track your financial targets and help with your stakeholder engagement. And our experienced media team will work with you to gain appropriate media space about your partnership with UNICEF.
For more information about becoming an emergency partner, please email us or call 01 809 0278.
How you can support UNICEF’s latest emergency appeal
Supporting an emergency appeal may be quite different to your existing charity work, so we've created several quick and easy ways to support UNICEF emergency appeals.
Please contact us if you'd like to know more about any of these ideas:
- Company donations: we receive no money from the UN budget so company donations are extremely valuable during an emergency
- Online donations pages: we can create a tailored, multi-currency donations page in a matter of hours
- Donate an hour: encouraging employees to donate the equivalent of an hour’s salary would make a huge difference an in emergency. This can be set up by your HR team in advance
- Banner ads: we can provide banner ads for you to display on your company’s website
- International fundraising activities: UNICEF is present in over 190 countries. We can support significant fundraising activities at an international level
- Payroll giving: allowing employees to give directly through payroll is a tax-efficient way to donate. This can be set up before an emergency
- Round up activities: if your company is a retailer (online or high street) we can help organise a ‘round up’ activity where customers are asked to round up their spend for the emergency appeal.
For more information about any of these options, please email us.
How we can help develop your company’s emergency strategy
Emergency support might well be a new, unexplored area of your corporate social responsibility strategy, but we are here to help.
We would be happy to talk you through ways to engage your key stakeholders in emergency appeals, and help you create a tailored plan for your company.
For more information please email us