Max Duckworth via Crowdrise
September 23, 2014
EVENT DATE: Sep 06, 2014
AMOUNT RAISED OFFLINE: $16,685.00
Dear Family and Friends,
As most of you know, we met through our volunteer work for the US Fund for UNICEF, and still serve on its Mid-Atlantic Regional board today. In lieu of wedding gifts, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to the US Fund for UNICEF in support of Child Protection programs in Belize, to which we have also donated and which we will be visiting over the course of our honeymoon.
We have selected Child Protection programs in Belize as our UNICEF charitable initiative, because while all children have a right to lead healthy, safe, and productive lives, much more funding is urgently required to prevent physical and sexual violence against children as well as child labor and trafficking in Belize. Please read below for more information on UNICEF and its Child Protection programs in Belize.
On behalf of the children of Belize, thank you very much for your kind and generous support,
Sarah and Max
Belize and UNICEF's Child Protection Programs
Belize is a small country with a population of 300,000 located in Central America. While it is often regarded as a tropical tourist destination, Belize is a low-income country facing a number of challenges around child protection exacerbated by pervasive poverty in many of its regions. Drug trafficking, easy access to weapons, and crime fueled by wide social and economic inequalities, all pose a serious threat to women and children throughout the country. UNICEF is working with the Belize government to create institutions, policies and legislation that put children first and ensure their rights, as well as instilling cultures in local communities that demand and support the protection of children.
With your help, UNICEF can make child protection a sustainable and cultural reality in Belize. Your support of UNICEF’s Child Protection programs in Belize will work not only to treat the symptoms of violence, but to prevent and address the root causes of violence, child labor and child trafficking.
UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) works in more than 190 countries to save and improve children's lives, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, protection, and so much more.
For more details, please visit www.unicefusa.org