Take Action

"Take Action" provides educators, parents, and youth a variety of opportunities to help address critical global issues.  Action opportunities range from organizing a UNICEF High School Club to participating in our UNICEF Tap Project. Additionally, a service-learning information sheet provides educators with background information and resources.

For further ideas on how to take action, you can download our "4 Fun Ways to Help UNICEF", targeting toward an elementary audience, or "10 Ways to Support UNICEF", targeting a teen audience.

To learn more about taking action on behalf of UNICEF, visit the UNICEF Action Center at www.unicefusa.org/actioncenter.

UNICEF Tap Project

No one can survive without water. Yet nearly 800 million people do not have safe, clean water to drink, and more than 2.5 billion people live without a proper toilet. The lack of these basic necessities isn’t just inconvenient — it’s lethal. Every day, nearly 4,000 children under the age of five die of water-borne diseases. Through the UNICEF Tap Project and your social network, you can help stop these needless deaths. How Does the UNICEF Tap Project Provide Clean Water? The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide campaign that provides clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world. With just $5, UNICEF can give one child safe drinking water for 200 days. Currently, UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices. Since 1990, thanks to the work of UNICEF and its partners, more than 2 billion people have gained access to clean drinking water.

Other Campaigns


Writing to your elected officials is one of the most important tools of advocacy, allowing you to voice your support for UNICEF's extraordinary work at the highest levels of government.

UNICEF High School Club Program

The program supports UNICEF’s child survival work in more than 150 countries, and helps educate communities throughout the United States. To learn more, or to register a club visit unicefusa.org/highschoolclubs.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF Volunteer Program

Join the cadre of more than 40,000 U.S. Fund for UNICEF volunteers who educate, advocate and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF in their communities. To learn more visit www.unicefusa.org/actioncenter.  

UNICEF Campus Initiative

The UNICEF Campus Initiative is a growing grassroots movement rooted in a belief that college students have a vital role to play in helping the world's children survive

UNICEF Inspired Gifts

Children die every day from preventable causes - for want of a simple vaccination, or from the lack of clean water or proper nutrition. With UNICEF Inspired Gifts, you can purchase the actual lifesaving items that can help a child in need.

End Trafficking Project

The End Trafficking project raises awareness about child trafficking and mobilizes communities to take meaningful action to help protect children. The End Trafficking project aims to bring us all closer to a day when zero children are trafficked.

Trick-or-Treat-for UNICEF

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is the Original Kids Helping Kids® campaign. Since 1950, more than $170 million has been raised to fund UNICEF programs.