Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
The United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign, a movement to provide life-saving vaccines to children worldwide, today announced it has teamed up with leading online specialty baby care store Diapers.com for its second annual #GivingTuesday. On December 3, Diapers.com will donate a life-saving vaccine with every $50 purchase through the Shot@Life campaign.
Following the widely recognized Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events, #GivingTuesday kicks off the holiday giving season with an international day of charitable giving. The inaugural #GivingTuesday in 2012 leveraged the power of social media and generosity of people around the world. In 2013, #GivingTuesday is bigger and bolder. This year, communities will join a digital movement of individuals and organizations that believe that everyone—whether a large or small donor—has a role in helping solve challenges at a local and global level.
“Giving Tuesday offers an innovative approach to the holiday giving season,” said Devi Thomas, Director of the Shot@Life campaign. “With partnerships like Diapers.com and Shot@Life, you can help provide life-saving vaccines to children around the world while doing your holiday shopping.”
This year on #GivingTuesday, when you make a $50 purchase on Diapers.com using the code SHOTATLIFE50, you will help provide life-saving vaccines to children who need them most. Diapers.com will donate $1.84 (or the current market value of the delivery of a measles vaccination) through Shot@Life, for up to $10,000. Good only on 12/3/2013.
“Diapers.com is excited to partner with Shot@Life and help give back to families worldwide this holiday season,” said Sumaiya Balbale, site director of Diapers.com. “When you shop for holiday gifts for the whole family on Diapers.com and our other websites, you can help us make a difference in the life of a child in a developing country.”
Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives around the world. You can give a child in a developing country the gift of immunity for a lifetime by joining Diapers.com and Shot@Life on this #GivingTuesday.
To learn more and take part, visit: ShotAtLife.org.
Shot@Life, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, educates, connects and empowers Americans to help protect children in developing countries from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, pneumonia, diarrhea and polio. By joining this movement, you can help save a child’s life every 20 seconds by learning about, advocating for and donating vaccines to children who need them most.
Go to ShotAtLife.org to learn more.
About The United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.
Diapers.com is the largest online baby care specialty site in the United States. A one-stop baby shop, Diapers.com inspires customer passion by being the most conveni ent and liberating destination to shop for everything baby. Through Diapers.com’s “Refer-a-Friend Program,” shoppers will be able to provide Shot@Life with up to $50 in donations to help immunize children in developing countries by referring friends to the Diapers.com family of sites. Diapers.com is owned and operated by Quidsi Inc.
About Quidsi, Inc.
Quidsi owns and operates Diapers.com (baby care), Soap.com (health, beauty and household essentials), BeautyBar.com (luxury beauty), Wag.com (pet supplies), YoYo.com (toys), Casa.com (housewares and decor), Vine.com (natural and organic goods), AfterSchool.com (kids’ sports/activity gear), Bookworm.com (children's books) and Look.com (kids’ clothing). All ten easy-to-navigate sites are linked together by the Familyhood promise to make life a little easier with fast, free shipping on orders over $35, award-winning 24/7 customer care and one shared cart and checkout. Quidsi continues to redefine e-commerce by changing the way people shop for almost every part of their lives. At Quidsi (Latin for “what if”), we dare to think big and explore possibilities.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 3, 2013. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday or to join the celebration of giving, please visit, http://www.givingtuesday.org.