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Make three happy hearts with one special gift this Valentine’s Day


TORONTO, February 2, 2012 – This Valentine’s Day, show your love by purchasing a UNICEF Survival Gift – – a heart-warming present for you and your sweetheart, and a life-changing gift for a child in need.

With 45 gifts in six categories - Health, Education, Water, Food, Play and Emergency - Survival Gifts are the perfect present for the special person in your life.

Once ordered, your item is shipped from UNICEF’s supply warehouse directly to a child or family in need, and you receive a card with details of that gift to give to the special person in your life.

Show your love this Valentine’s Day by sharing your heart not only with your Valentine, but with a child in need.

Survival Gifts you can give this Valentine’s Day:

  • Storybooks $23 - Books fuel a child’s imagination. Give children the chance to read and learn with your gift of local-language storybooks. 
  • Vaccine Pack $40 - With this gift, you will come between children and deadly diseases, ensuring more children have a chance to grow up. A critical pack of three vaccines: 73 polio vaccines, 73 tetanus vaccines and 83 measles vaccines. 
  • Greatest Need Gifts $50 - With this gift, you’ll play an invaluable role in bringing life-changing nutrition, education and relief to the children who need it most, wherever they are in the world. 

Purchasing Survival Gifts helps UNICEF save millions of children's lives. Last year generous Canadians helped reach children in 69 countries through Survival Gifts, and included one million packages of anti-infection tablets, 10 million education items, and 100 million doses of vaccine.


UNICEF is the world's leading child-focused humanitarian and development agency. Through innovative programs and advocacy work, we save children's lives and secure their rights in virtually every country. Our global reach, unparalleled influence on policymakers, and diverse partnerships make us an instrumental force in shaping a world fit for children. UNICEF is entirely supported by voluntary donations and helps all children, regardless of race, religion or politics. For more information about UNICEF, please visit

For further information:

Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8866; Cell: (647) 500-4230,
Tiffany Baggetta, Director, Communications and Brand, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8892; Cell: (647) 308-4806,