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When your child needs help, nothing else matters. Right now, mothers around the world are worried about their children’s futures. War in Ukraine and Syria has driven millions of children from their homes. In Yemen and East Africa, children are going hungry because of conflict and crop-destroying droughts. And children everywhere are still being impacted by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Take Malika from Afghanistan, for example. Her four-year-old daughter Parwana was severely malnourished; she should be twice her weight at her age and height. With Parwana’s diagnosis, her mother was able to go to the pharmacy to collect 28 sachets of ready-to-use-therapeutic food provided solely by UNICEF in Afghanistan.
UNICEF is the world’s farthest-reaching humanitarian aid organization for children, working in more than 190 countries to help children survive. This Mother’s Day, you can help us reach children like Parwana by giving a Survival Gift while honouring a mother or mother figure in your life.
Survival Gifts® are real, life-saving items shipped on your behalf to mothers and children in some of the world’s most difficult places.
There are more than 40 gifts to choose from. Your gift will be shipped directly from the largest humanitarian warehouse in the world to moms and kids in need. And you’ll receive a free card for the mother you choose to honour.
Thanks to someone like you, Malika’s daughter received a Survival Gift of Plumpy’Nut® Therapeutic Food, used to treat malnutrition, which helped her gain weight and energy quickly. But millions of children still need help—and their mothers need immediate support.
Plumpy’Nut® Therapeutic Food – $11
Malnourished children need to gain weight fast. This life-saving, peanut-based food supplement can help a child gain up to two pounds per week! This gift will provide 27 packets of protein-packed Plumpy’Nut to nourish nine children who are suffering from malnutrition.
2X MATCH: COVID-Vaccine Delivery – $15.24
In order to stop COVID-19 anywhere, we must stop it everywhere. This life-saving gift will help make sure six people can receive COVID-19 vaccines and includes everything it takes to deliver a two-dose vaccine from manufacturers to the arms of people in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach places. The Fairmount Foundation will generously match each gift purchased, up to $500,000.
Water Health Bundle – $22
More than 700 children under the age of five die every day from preventable diseases linked to poor water and sanitation. This gift makes a life-saving impact for children exposed to waterborne illnesses. This gift will help protect 123 children from deadly waterborne illnesses by providing 15 bars of soap, 90 oral rehydration salt sachets and 2,400 water purification tablets.
Mother and Baby Tetanus Pack – $47
The fact that tetanus kills one baby every 21 minutes makes this gift a necessity. A case of tetanus vaccines will protect expectant mothers, who then pass on their immunity to their babies. This gift will provide 181 tetanus vaccines to protect 60 mothers from tetanus infection and protect their babies.
Give moms real, life-saving gifts with Survival Gifts at unicef.ca/GiftMom
Celebrate a mom in your life this Mother’s Day by giving a real, life-saving gift. A FREE card is included with every purchase.