New Year’s Resolution: Advocate for UNICEF’s Believe in Zero Campaign
Now that you are done with your holiday lists, admit it, you’ve moved on to your New Year’s Resolutions.
In taking care of oneself, don’t forget that advocating for others and helping those less fortunate can be not only one of the most selfless but also selfish acts you can do. That’s right! For starters, helping others will make you feel good about yourself and will have countless other personal benefits. So, make sure you put that on your list.
The first idea we have for you is UNICEF’s Believe in Zero program.
Did you know that every day, around the world, more than 25,000 children die from causes that could have been averted? They die for want of an inexpensive vaccine, or safe water to drink, or enough food to keep them nourished. They die because, through no fault of their own, they are poor and invisible and live in parts of the world where the things that can keep them alive are often considered luxuries.
This is simply unacceptable in today’s world given the medical and technological advances we have made.
We believe we should all commit to a simple, urgent, unassailable goal: zero preventable child deaths.
UNICEF knows this is possible and they know that the solutions already exist to save these young lives. Solutions like basic medicines to treat illness, or therapeutic foods to stave off deadly malnutrition, or water purification tablets to thwart cholera and other waterborne diseases.
Please help UNICEF reduce these 25,000 daily child deaths to zero.
There are three ways to do something: 1) ADVOCATE on behalf of these children by signing a Presidential Initiative to make child survival policy a priority (takes less than one minute), 2) DONATE whatever you can, or 3) RECRUIT a family member or friend to get involved. Visit the Believe in Zero website now.
Published December 30, 2008.
Last updated August 21, 2013.