Have you stopped by lately to see our beautiful gift items, carefully selected by our capable volunteer staff? We buy from grass-roots businesses in developing nations to support and share the rich cultures of our family of nations. You’ll also find a good collection of UN books, journals and articles. Stop by our store to check out our goods or learn more about the Chapter.
Merchandise sales support the work of our Chapter locally. Support artisans in the developing world by buying mainly fair trade items. At holiday time, receipts from the sale of UNICEF cards and gifts go to UNICEF, enabling it to carry on its humanitarian work around the world. Throughout the year, we host special sales events to support our chapter’s various causes, including the Adopt-A-Future refugee education project and our annual basket sale benefiting UNICEF.
New arrivals and upcoming events:
The UNICEF 2016 cards are in!
Visit the store now for this year’s selection of good designs.
UNICEF’s first greeting card was a painting by seven-year-old Jitka Samkova, whose village in Czechoslovakia received UNICEF emergency assistance in the form of food and medicine following World War II. Jitka sent UNICEF her painting as a way of thanking UNICEF. The cards’ popularity has since inspired a global sales operation generating significant revenue to help UNICEF save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children.
We donate all proceeds from card sales to UNICEF.
Silk Road Bazaar helping Refugees
One of our vendors, Silk Road Bazaar, has sponsored a project supporting Afghan refugee women in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Silk Road Bazaar is supporting the startup of sewing co-op for three Afghan women residing in Kyrgyzstan.
Silk Road Bazaar represents marginalized artist groups located in Central Asia, connecting rural artisans who have limited market access and lack modern marketable skills but have carried on traditional craft culture. All designs and collaborations are original works of Central Asian artists and Silk Road Bazaar.