Pace University's C.H.I.L.D. Project, sponsored by the Pforzheimer Honors College, in Pleasantville raised $710.00 this past spring 2007 semester for the United States Fund for UNICEF. Since the founding of this organization on campus, $2,964.23 has been raised. Through bake sales, a Hawaiian-themed dinner and presentation, and numerous donations, this organization has been able to make a difference for many children around the world.
When it only costs three cents to protect and boost one child's immune system and prevent blindness for a year with vitamin A capsules, $1.00 can immunize one child against polio for life, and $2.50 can provide a child with basic school supplies, including notebooks, pencils, rulers, erasers, and scissors, it is evident that these funds will make a great impact.
Along with co-sponsors, Pforzheimer Honors College and Golden Key International Honor Society, C.H.I.L.D.’s big event for the spring 2007 semester was a presentation and Hawaiian-themed dinner fundraiser for the non-profit humanitarian aid organization, SurfAid International. The message set forth by the event was that everyone can take a proactive stance in helping the people of the world. The event was successful in raising $460 towards the efforts of SurfAid International.
Two other great events held this past spring 2007 semester was a presentation by Ms Rachel Swanson, Program Coordinator of the Volunteer Services at UNICEF. Ms Swanson gave an informative and creative speech regarding the US Fund for UNICEF, its goals, and volunteer opportunities to 94 Pace students, faculty, and staff. A presentation from Ms. Grace Felten about the Roots & Shoots Program, part of the Jane Goodall Institute, gave 51 students the idea that through knowledge, people can gain compassion for others and the world around them, and once they do, they can start acting and getting involved to help their community as well as other communities. The Roots and Shoots program’s main goal is to make important and positive changes for various communities, animals, and the environment globally.
The UNICEF C.H.I.L.D. Project would like to acknowledge and thank all those involved in the success of this organization, for they are making a tremendous difference in the lives of needy children with the money they have raised.
If any student wants to get involved in the UNICEF C.H.I.L.D Project, please contact Prof. Christopher Walther at email@example.com or (914)773-3961.