Let’s say I had $1million to give to just one charity. Which one would I choose? That’s the prompt in Clairey Hewitt‘s I’m Blogging Every Day in May! and it’s a hard one.
The ones that spring to mind first are the ones that people suggested I contact when we were trying to start a family, trying to stay pregnant and trying to stay positive sitting beside a humidicrib.
Next in mind are those that fund research into diseases that family or friends have been affected by.
But when I tried to choose just one of those for this blog post, they didn’t feel global enough. It’s like I wanted to touch as many people as I could with my million dollars.
For that reason, I’d give my $1million to UNICEF.
What a clear vision.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries to promote and protect the rights of children. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, clean water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and HIV.
This week Elsie had croup. We should have driven her into the local hospital in the middle of the night, but we waited til morning, got an appointment with our GP, took our script to the pharmacy and administered the Predmix and Panadol.
I kept her home from school and put on a new DVD of Frozen.
How are we going for resources and rights so far?
There’s no one charity that does any better or more important work than any other. But I’d be more than happy to give UNICEF my $1million.