UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, was created after World War II to provide emergency aid, such as medicine, vaccines, clean water, and nutrition, to children in Europe and Asia. Today, UNICEF works in more than 150 countries and territories—supported entirely with voluntary contributions.
The goal of the Six Cents Initiative is to provide clean water to those in need. Currently, 1.1 billion people lack access to clean water. The greatest impact this has on the world is on health. An estimated 4,500 children die each day due to waterborne illness. UNICEF’s goal in the Six Cents Initiative is to create sustainable access to clean water for communities. Until this is achieved, oral rehydration salt packets can be purchased and given to a child. The cost for one of these packets is US$.06.
Circle K members can help by conducting fundraisers, raising awareness, and by conserving water.
For more information, visit International’s UNICEF website