UNICEF is a global fund that operates in over 157 countries and territories working for the survival, protection, and development of children. While the world’s children have benefited from UNICEF’s efforts, the work is far from over. With more than 10 million children dying before their fifth birthday each year from preventable causes, the children of the world need the help of concerned college students more than ever!
We at Loras College have the unique opportunity to utilize our small campus and connect a broad range of people by using our vast resources to increase public awareness about global issues. The existence of student organizations, professors and international programs provide a forum for campus-wide education, advocacy and fundraising. The Loras College UNICEF Campus Initiative will substantiate the power of our student body, faculty and staff to make a measurable difference in the world by raising funds to support the work of UNICEF! We have the opportunity as students to educate our peers on a broad range of global issues through the UNICEF initiative. The Loras College UNICEF Campus Initiative will endorse an annual Charity Ball, fundraise, host a variety of different speakers and write campus editorials on the work of UNICEF.
Most importantly, this group was created to have FUN while engaging in a beneficial cause!