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Vodafone NZ Helps Raise Over $450,000 To Support UNICEF India Appeal



A total of 530 donations to the UNICEF Covid-19 Crisis in
India Appeal have been matched by Vodafone New Zealand and
the Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation to reach a generous total
of $469,950.

As India continues to battle a terrible
second wave of Covid-19, UNICEF is providing critical
lifesaving supplies including 26 oxygen plants, 4,500 oxygen
concentrators and 200 Covid-19 testing machines. Personal
protection equipment for front line workers including 8.5
million triple layer masks and 1.75 million face shields
have been delivered to essential workers as they continue to
support women, children and communities hit by the surge of
Covid-19.

UNICEF Aotearoa CEO Michelle Sharp explains,
“We were overwhelmed by the generosity of Vodafone NZ in
matching donations to our India Appeal, via both its
business arm and charitable foundation. The success of this
campaign shows the power of community to step up and make a
tangible difference to those in greatest
need.”

“There is simply no other way to put it,
the generosity of Vodafone New Zealand, their staff, the
Foundation and the wider community has literally helped to
save lives in India.”

With support teams based in
India, Vodafone stepped up to the cause as a way to help the
wider community. Juliet Jones, Chair of the Vodafone
Aotearoa Foundation explains, “As the crisis unfolded in
India, it became immediately clear that our Vodafoners in
Aotearoa wanted to help. Our teams had colleagues, partners
and whānau impacted by the outbreak in India.

“It
was an easy decision for Vodafone New Zealand and the
Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation to support the fundraising
efforts of our staff, customers and wider whānau by
matching the donations received through the UNICEF Give a
little page, but we were blown away by the outpouring of
support and the final total raised is
remarkable.

“It was humbling to see our customer
Sudima Hotels support our fundraising efforts with a Dine
for India event which raised $28,000 and was matched by
Vodafone and the Vodafone Foundation to become $84,000,”
adds Juliet.

In just three weeks, the Give a little
page received $156,650 from 530 donations, when matched by
Vodafone New Zealand and the Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation
the total raised for UNICEF was $469,950. Funds raised for
UNICEF were spent on life-saving medical equipment that will
not only help to alleviate the devastation caused by the
second wave of Covid-19 but will also strengthen India’s
health systems for the future.

Find
out more about UNICEF Aotearoa’s work
here

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