Take Action

  • Stand with UNICEF and children year round by signing up for a monthly pledge.
     
  • Keep talking about these issues on social media or by hosting an educational event at your home or favorite restaurant.
     
  • Tour a refugee camp online Refugee Republic and Clouds over Sidra in Virtual Reality on our website.
     
  • Use your voice and advocate for issues impacting children. Sign up to receive advocacy alerts from UNICEF USA and our honoree organizations.
     
  • Continue reading about the journeys of Children Uprooted and the work of UNICEF + partners on our  website.
     
  • Purchase holiday gifts from the  UNICEF Market. Get 10% off with code UCHA2017.
     
  • Get involved by joining the UNICEF Gala Chicago committee or next year’s luncheon committee.
     
  • Mentor or volunteer with recently resettled families with the Syrian Community Network.
     
  • Volunteer to help SCN develop a program in literacy program, teach English to women, or develop summer programs including drawing, yoga, art therapy.
     
  • If you are a healthcare or mental health professional, consider volunteering on one of MedGlobal’s medical missions or sponsor a healthcare worker on a medical mission

 

  • Buy or donate a Thready! When you buy a Thready bear, its identical twin is donated to a child affected by the trauma of war or disaster, complete with Threadies Trauma Coping Kit.

 

  •  Are you multilingual?  Support the Young Center as a volunteer psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists to do forensic examinations on a pro bono basis to advocate for an unaccompanied child in detention in Chicago.
     
  • Donate children’s books in Spanish, Mandarin, Bengali, Portuguese, Romanian, Hindi and Punjabi for children affiliated with the Young Center.