Sunday, April 22, 2007

Final Day for Clay Aiken's UNICEF Appeal for Afghanistan

UNICEF Ambassador's Fundraising Drive Exceeds Original Goal, Now Over $161,000 on Tenth and Final Day

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Clay Aiken administers oral polio vaccine to a newborn at the Sadat Health Clinic in Bamyan Province.

UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken's $100,000 in 10 Days for Afghanistan Appeal is now on its final day, having far exceeded its original goal. According to the UNICEF Fieldnotes blog, $161,798.82 was raised as of 9:00 AM EDT Friday, April 20.

Funds raised from this appeal will support health and education programs for children and women in Afghanistan, including the following:

* Extending education, particularly to girls who could not attend school under the Taliban

* Building and rehabilitating schools

* Training teachers

* Polio Immunization Campaign

* Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Campaign

* Protection of Children from Abuse and Violence

* Providing safe water and sanitary latrines

UNICEF is serious about accountability and regularly reports on the progress of its campaigns via reports available for free to all on its website.

As part of this fundraising campaign, UNICEF Fieldnotes further reports that all donors who give $50.00 or more will receive a copy of Clay's Field Report via e-mail from UNICEF. The report will detail Clay's five day visit to Afghanistan. While there, he visited Kabul and Bamyan, observing schools, health clinics and a center for street children. The report will also feature exclusive photographs from the visit. Donors of $1000 or more will receive an autographed copy.

Video from Clay's field visit was posted last week on the Official UNICEF MySpace page. Click below to watch:

UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken visits Afghanistan

Please act immediately to support these lifesaving programs for the children of Afghanistan.

Click HERE to make a secure, tax-deductible donation to support UNICEF's programs in Afghanistan.

Clay talks to students in an outdoor classroom at the Shirin Hazara School.

Photos and Video: UNICEF

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I applaud him.