UNICEF Prepares for the 2013-2014 School Year

Fundraising Organization Encourages Students to Participate in their Cause

Shruthi Kumar

Staff Writer

    The UNICEF officers conveyed their plans for this year to raise funds in support of suffering children in third world, impoverished countries.     

    Though the charity organization, UNICEF, has spread awareness for years, its work has just begun this year for American.  Their first general club meeting was  conducted on Monday, October 21, in which they exhorted people to sign up and spread the word.

    UNICEF, or United Nations Children’s Fund, is a globally recognized humanitarian charity organization that collects donations and funds to help underprivileged children lead healthy lives.  As of now, UNICEF proudly works in over 190 countries, working their way to zero children dying from preventable causes.

     “We encourage everyone to join!  All of this year’s officers, including me, are trying to spread the word to everyone on campus because UNICEF is a very important club, and we’re proud to be working so hard for such a great cause,” president Nadia Khan said.

 Officer Arshdeep Dhanoa (12) and Treasurer Roger Lee (12) hold a meeting in the school library to discuss future plans and ideas as to where they wish to see UNICEF in a few months.  American’s UNICEF kicked off its first year by encouraging many students to get involved by joining the club. “We are coordinating with UNICEF clubs in other schools all over the district to find ways to raise the funds for donation,” senior Arshdeep Dhanoa said.
Officer Arshdeep Dhanoa (12) and Treasurer Roger Lee (12) hold a meeting in the school library to discuss future plans and ideas as to where they wish to see UNICEF in a few months. American’s UNICEF kicked off its first year by encouraging many students to get involved by joining the club. “We are coordinating with UNICEF clubs in other schools all over the district to find ways to raise the funds for donation,” senior Arshdeep Dhanoa said.

    The meeting was brief, yet informational.  The officers handed out fliers, T-shirt designs, as well as lists of upcoming events.

    “We want to keep those who attended the meeting in the loop.  All of the officers had these things planned out a while back, we just figured it would be beneficial for the team if we included everyone input,” club officer Arshdeep Dhanoa said.

    The UNICEF officers requested everyone who attended the meeting to vote on a specific T-shirt design, one that would eventually be worn by everyone in the club.

    Additionally, the officers mentioned two upcoming events: the UNICEF Bake Sale and the UNICEF Tap Water for Change, for which the dates are still uncertain.

    “Join UNICEF!  We promise you won’t be disappointed,” club officer Tejaswini “Teja” Cherukuru said.

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