Lazada, UNICEF join hands to help chil­dren this Christ­mas

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AS PART of the 11.11 Shop­ping Fes­ti­val, Lazada will launch a first-of-its-kind part­ner­ship with UNICEF that al­lows on­line shop­pers to sup­port the wel­fare of Filipino chil­dren. In time for Christ­mas, UNICEF will have an on­line shop at Lazada from Nov. 11 to Dec. 31, 2018 where in­spired gifts such as back­packs, hy­giene kits and emer­gency sup­plies can be do­nated to chil­dren all over the coun­try. These are life-sav­ing and life-chang­ing items which ad­dress real needs of chil­dren.

South­east Asia’s big­gest e-Com­merce plat­form Lazada part­ners with UNICEF in hopes of mak­ing giv­ing an in­te­gral part of the Filipinos’ Christ­mas shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Lazada is hon­ored to work with UNICEF in help­ing the un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren of the Philip­pines. e-Com­merce has helped cater to the needs of many un­der­served Filipinos and our UNICEF part­ner­ship al­lows us to ex­tend this help to those who need it the most. With kids, a lit­tle help goes a long way be­cause you’re help­ing build the fu­ture, one child at a time. We be­lieve that the Filipino fu­ture is bright be­cause of the kids we help to­day through our plat­form,” said Ray Alimu­rung, Lazada Philip­pines CEO.

Chil­dren in the Philip­pines face var­i­ous de­pri­va­tions such as un­der­nu­tri­tion, lack of ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion and poor ac­cess to WASH (wa­ter, san­i­ta­tion and hy­giene). These chal­lenges are fur­ther ex­ac­er­bated by the nat­u­ral and man-made dis­as­ters that fre­quent the coun­try. With gifts rang­ing from P199 to P999, any­one shop­ping at Lazada can now pur­chase gifts for these chil­dren who need them most.

“Through in­no­va­tive part­ner­ships like this, ev­ery­one is given the op­por­tu­nity to im­prove the lives of so many chil­dren. We ap­pre­ci­ate this col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lazada,” said Lotta Syl­wan­der, UNICEF Philip­pines coun­try rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

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