The United Nations Association (UNA) has chapters across the globe that raise awareness and funds to support a variety of causes. UNA students at the University of California Los Angeles raised and donated $300 to Pilgrim Africa last month as a part of Red Hand Day, a day that brings attention to the injustices that child soldiers face. This donation will be added to the $8.50 Campaign funds, totaling approximately $1,200 for BOH student’s hygiene needs.
Read the official UNA statement about their donation to Pilgrim:
“The United Nations Association at UCLA contributed to Pilgrim Africa’s mission by leading a campus-wide awareness event on February 12th, or ‘International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers.’ Student volunteers advocated for the rights of child soldiers through an intensive social media campaign, video marketing, and on-campus advocacy. On Bruinwalk, a popular walk-through area, volunteers gave out free bagels and Yerba Mate in exchange for donations. 70 percent of the funds raised went towards Pilgrim Africa to aid in the rehabilitation and prevention of child soldiers. UNA at UCLA is proud to add to the global dialogue against the use of child soldiers and contribute funds to this incredible nonprofit.”
Thank you Bruins for your generous donation to our students at Beacon of Hope School!