Our UNICEF partnership continued
This month, H&M Australia launched an online giving initiative to help raise vital funds to support UNICEF’s work in vaccinating children against preventable diseases.
“We are pleased to continue our local partnership with UNICEF Australia and support their important work in helping protect children from preventable diseases, particularly during this difficult time,” said H&M Australia Country Manager, Thomas Coellner.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, 60 life-saving vaccination programs have been disrupted, putting millions of children worldwide at risk of preventable diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio.
From today, customers can add a donation following any purchase at hm.com and help support UNICEF’s invaluable work providing life-saving vaccinations to children whose access to vaccines has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In 2020, 23 million children missed out on basic vaccines through routine immunisation services, leaving them at risk to devastating but preventable diseases like measles, polio or meningitis,” said UNICEF Australia CEO Tony Stuart. “We are so grateful to H&M Australia and their customers for helping us to raise vital funds to keep children safe and healthy.”
H&M has partnered with UNICEF on programs supporting children’s rights since 2004. This campaign marks the second fundraising initiative within Australia. In December 2020, H&M Australia ran a month-long fundraising appeal in stores to assist with immunisation programs in Papua New Guinea.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. During COVID-19, UNICEF Australia is providing immediate relief and advocating for children to help them recover, rebound, reimagine and create a stronger future.
To find out more information about UNICEF's invaluable work, head to unicef.org.au