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Students shopped, we donated.
Thanks to the participation of our partners and members, during our 48 hour fundraiser we are proud to announce that our global UNiGIVES fundraising event raised $228,650 for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
For 48 hours on May 18th and 19th, we donated £1 for every purchase made on the UNiDAYS site/app to the global COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Every time a student shopped using one of our brands' UNiDAYS discount codes, UNiDAYS in turn contributed to a fund set up to prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic around the world.
Brands and organizations are powerful and important enablers in this effort. Their brand power, coupled with UNiDAYS' extensive global reach, ensured UNiGIVES a fantastic opportunity for our brand partners to give back, while benefiting from high profile marketing coverage.
The success of UNiGIVES represents an exciting moment for UNiDAYS—and we now have the appetite and confidence to do even more.
Our brand partners' participation has helped a variety of initiatives that support:
Already, the World Health Organization has sent more than 4.5 million pieces of personal protective equipment—including masks, gloves, overalls—to more than 133 countries, and they've sent 1.5m testing kits to 126 countries. Additionally, the WHO has invited UNICEF and CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations) to become partners in the Fund, to increase support for the most vulnerable communities, especially children, and to speed development of a vaccine.
Here are a few concrete examples of how our donations make a difference:
“Our purpose is to support, enable and inspire young people, especially at this time. Together, thanks to our brilliant student members and brand partners, we are so pleased to contribute towards an incredibly important initiative and give back to our global community, helping those in need.”
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