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UNICEF Canada launches its #GiveAVax campaign to encourage Canadians to donate

#GiveAVax campaign provides unique opportunity to support the vaccination of millions of people in low-income countries.

July 12, 2021  by CM Staff

UNICEF Canada (CNW Group/Canadian Unicef Committee)

TORONTO — UNICEF Canada welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement that for every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to UNICEF’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, it will contribute an equivalent amount, up to $10 million until September 6th.

The matching fund campaign, called #GiveAVax, provides an opportunity for people across Canada to help UNICEF deliver life-saving vaccines to health workers and high-risk groups in lower-income countries around the world and play role in helping to end the pandemic for everyone. Over the summer, the Government of Canada will match donations dollar for dollar for UNICEF’s emergency COVID-19 Fund, meaning that donations will go twice as far to save lives.

UNICEF is trying to vaccinate as many people globally as possible before more COVID-19 variants emerge. UNICEF has been tasked by the COVAX Facility with delivering 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to countries around the globe before the end of the year.

To help achieve this ambitious mission, UNICEF Canada is calling on Canadians who are vaccinated to pay it forward and donate to its #GiveAVax fundraising campaign. Working together to vaccinate the world is one of the most effective ways to help children, their families and their communities move beyond the pandemic.

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