Reduced travel costs impacts UNICEF's ability to save children's lives
"No one is immune to the ill effects of our current economy -- especially charitable organizations and other non-profits, that's why we're so appreciative that Delta has continued to generously support our global work on behalf of the world's most vulnerable children," said
Last year, Delta SkyMiles members donated over 20 million miles to support the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, which was an increase of over 2 million miles from 2007. The total miles donated over five years amounts to 73 million.
"Delta SkyMiles customers clearly embrace our belief that no child should ever die from a preventable disease," Stern added.
The value of miles donated in 2008 exceeded
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For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading international children's organization, working in over 150 countries to address the ongoing problems that contribute to child mortality. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection and emergency response saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival. For more information about UNICEF, please visit www.unicefusa.org.