Pace University's C.H.I.L.D. (Cause: Hope, Inspire, Live, Dream) Project, sponsored by the Pforzheimer Honors College in Pleasantville, raised $314.97 this past spring 2008 semester for the United States Fund for UNICEF. Since the founding of this organization on campus, a total of $3,985.18 has been raised. Through bake sales, a Valentine’s kiss board, a Hunger Banquet, 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.
Pace University’s UNICEF C.H.I.L.D. Project strives to promote the survival, protection, and future development of children by advocating, educating, and fundraising for the world’s children. The primary goal of this organization is to encourage activism within the Pace University community by educating people about the perils facing the world’s children and by providing opportunities to make a difference.
With the co-sponsorship of the Pforzheimer Honors College and Golden Key International Honor Society, C.H.I.L.D.'s big event for the spring 2008 semester was a Hunger Banquet. The message conveyed by the event was that everyone can take a proactive stance in helping the people of the world. The event was successful in raising $263.22 toward the efforts of UNICEF.
Two other great events held this past spring 2008 semester were “Kisses for the Children,” an event to raise funds for UNICEF on Valentine’s Day. Students donated $1 to kiss a huge white board with lipstick, kissing for UNICEF. C.H.I.L.D. was able to raise $27 during this event. For Earth Month (April), C.H.I.L.D. organized a bottle recycling program on campus. Each week members of the UNICEF C.H.I.L.D. Project picked up boxes of empty bottles around campus and raised $24.75.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 773-3961.