UNICEF focuses on promoting and safeguarding children and children's rights. This is a world wide charity and has a presence in more than 190 countries and territories. UNICEF is supporting child health and nutrition, good water, sanitation, and quality basic education for all boys and girls and the protection of children from violence, exploitation and AIDS.
It has been part of our Christian tradition at St Helen's to support UNICEF by holding a Jars of Grace appeal each year, running from Harvest to Advent. We encourage the congregation to put coins in the jar at meal times when Grace is also said.
For further information on UNICEF and the Jars of grace visit : http://www.unicef.org.uk/Get-Involved/Your-organisation/Faith-groups/Jar-of-grace/