United States Fund For Unicef

Rating: 2.84 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Food, International

Location: 125 Maiden Lane New York NY 10038 USA

Mission: As the oldest of 36 national committees for UNICEF throughout the world, the mission of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is to promote the survival, protection, and development of all children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy, and education. Our work is accomplished through a collaborative tapestry of individuals, non-governmental organizations, corporate partners, faith-based organizations, the media, grass-roots groups, and children themselves, all of whom have joined UNICEF to help shape a world where the basic needs and human rights of every child are realized. A world where all children share in the joy and promise of childhood, realizing their rights to dignity, security, and self-fulfillment. Since 1947, we have provided more than $1.6 billion in cash and Gifts-in-Kind (donated supplies and services) to assist UNICEF?s lifesaving programs.
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Rating: 1 stars  

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Like every charity, this one has high paid employees that take money off the donations. The solution to these pitiful children stories is - STOP HAVING BABIES!!!!! MONEY JUST MAKES MORE BABIES AND PROBLEMS. AND NO, IT IS NOT ANYONE'S RIGHT TO HAVE BABIES THEY CANNOT TAKE CARE OF.

NO DONATIONS FROM ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the administrators DONATE their time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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The payment to the CEO might seem excessive to many of us, but the CEO'S of many major charities are paid a lot more. Look at the American Red Cross for example. The important number is how much is given out in aid, and 90.2 is a very good score.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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While I like the work that UNICEF does, the organization could do a lot more if they didn't have to pay the CEO over $400,000 a year. For that reason, I would never consider a donation to UNICEF until their payroll comes down.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

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I also cannot support a charity (?) where the CEO earns more than the President of the US. Job more difficult? The argument that the CEOs of corporations make substantially more doesn't wash. They are for-profit organizations attempting (in theory) to earn more for their shareholders.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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I too am writing to share my experiences with UNICEF with regard to international adoption. UNICEF has not responded to my personal e-mails so I decided to give my opinion here. We were made aware of a $5million payment to the government of the Southern nations and people groups state in Ethiopia. Since that time, orphanages have been closed without basis (per Ethiopian investigation), children have been relocated, children who were in process to be adopted were moved and hidden from agencies and two children were even kidnapped by southern officials. These officials are now arrested. As far as I have been able to find out, families were offered payment to take their children out of orphanages. Don't get me wrong, family preservation is the ultimate goal in this situation, but this is the WRONG way to do it. Shame on UNICEF. They seem to have lost their way over the past few decades. In reply to the review that says that UNICEF's policy toward international adoption is "sound" I have to say that it is not. Do not be fooled, this is a political organization that does some good work, but the politics come first, in this case at the expense of children.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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UNICEF sponsored an ad showing a palestinain AXE cutting through the State of Israel.

You can see this add here:

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2010/03/unicef-sponsored-ad-calls-for.html

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced the hate expressed by the jihadists supported by UNICEF's endorsement of that advertisement

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would stop working with jihadists. Sooner or later they will turn on you.

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Please educate yourself on all of UNICEF's policies before donating. They are fighting international adoption in many countries and their black and white approach that children should remain in their country of origin deprives many children of permanent families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization has helped keep my daughter from coming home for over three years.

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I would like to see UNICEF rethink its stance toward international adoption, especially in countries where domestic adoption is so rare that international adoption is a child's only way out of living in an institution.

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