The Iowa United Nations Association, a 501(c)3 working in Iowa since 1953, is partnering with Uptown Bill’s Coffee Shop to host an open mic night in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund Trick–or–Treat campaign.
Art and self–expression of community members will portray the significance of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Feature performances include Combined Efforts Theatre and speaker Chen Cui. Any community members wishing to perform can sign up at Uptown Bill’s the week before the event.
The program will focus on the efforts of UNICEF to provide aid to children throughout the world with limited access to health care, education, and nutrition. Audience members will have the opportunity to show support with donations for the Trick–or–Treat campaign, a month long campaign to spread awareness and raise funds for children in developing worlds. UNICEF operates in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives and has helped more kids than any other humanitarian organization. Due to UNICEF’s efforts, child deaths have been cut in half since 1990 by providing vaccines to more than 50% of the world’s children.
The program is co–sponsored by UI Amnesty International and Young Altruistic Professionals of America (YAPA).