Make a Difference this Holiday Season

Make a Difference this Holiday Season
Posted at 1:00 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 21:44:05-05

(Family Features) This holiday season, you have the power to change children’s lives for the better.

Working in 190 countries and territories, UNICEF is focused on putting children first with programs in health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

From UNICEF Market products to items available from partners, UNICEF USA makes it possible to give gifts that make a difference in children’s lives around the world.

A specially curated online shop, UNICEF Market features handmade gifts from artisans around the globe. With each purchase, proceeds go toward lifesaving programs for children and support for the artisans. Shop their holiday picks at

With UNICEF Inspired Gifts, choose from hygiene kits, therapeutic food packets, backpacks and more for the organization to deliver directly to children who need it the most. As little as $19 can provide polio vaccines to protect 100 children. Visit

By connecting everyday activity to real-world impact, UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to save lives. Kids can learn about other cultures and places, while every step they take converts to lifesaving therapeutic food for malnourished kids. Grab a band and learn more at

Consider these additional ways to give this holiday season:


As part of “Match the Magic,” The Starbucks Foundation will match any individual donations made to UNICEF USA through the Starbucks app or from Nov. 12, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019, up to $100,000 – helping improve the lives of women, children and families in tea communities in Assam, India with the Ethical Tea Partnership.


MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell created the groundbreaking K.I.N.D. Fund (Kids In Need of Desks) with UNICEF in 2010 to support education in Malawi. Since then, the program has raised over $17 million for desks and girls’ scholarships thanks to MSNBC and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” viewers. Find more information at


Every purchase of a Signature Advent Calendar or Shea Milk Solidarity Soap from L’OCCITANE will help UNICEF provide vitamin A supplements to fight against preventable childhood blindness. Learn more at

Safe Water

S’well and UNICEF are working together to help provide safe, clean water to the most vulnerable communities around the world. With support from partners like S’well, UNICEF has helped over 500,000 people in Madagascar gain access to safe and sustainable water sources. Visit to learn more.


Johnson & Johnson is a proud partner of UNICEF, helping children everywhere have a healthy, happy life. To learn more about their work together, please visit


With support from Norwegian Air’s customers and employees, the airline has carried out five relief flights with UNICEF, filling an entire plane with supplies to deliver to children affected by crisis or emergency. To date, deliveries have been made to Yemen, Jordan, Central African Republic, Mali and Chad – improving the lives of more than 100,000 children. Learn more at


Garnier USA will donate $1* to UNICEF USA for every Whole Blends Holiday Kit sold from Nov. 8 - Dec. 31 at Walmart, with a minimum donation of $300,000. Available in Smoothing, Honey Treasures and Maple Remedy, each kit purchased can help up to five children living in emergency situations for a day. To learn more, visit #GarnierSupportsUNICEF


Seeing UNICEF’s work for children first-hand and highlighting those stories for viewers in the Los Angeles-area and across the country, KTLA TV has been empowering audiences to take action. Visit for more information.

UNICEF does not endorse any brand, company, product or service.

*No part of the purchase price is tax deductible.