Have the holidays let you down? Do you feel like the magic and mystique of Christmas has faded with maturity and age? Well fear not my fine friends. National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is here to save you. National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is a day of light hearted fun and a day to be yourself and not that buttoned up corporate version of yourself you have grown to despise. Most importantly, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is a day to make the holidays fun…the way they were intended to be! So this National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, leave the school uniform at home, keep the preppy office blouse in your closet, and whatever you do, don’t even think about taking your suit to work. All you need to wear is your ugly Christmas sweater because this is your day, this is our day, this is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.
The Save the Children Foundation is a charitable organization which helps provide less fortunate children with a healthy start, opportunities to learn, and protection from harm. On December 12, 2014, the Save the Children Foundation will be kicking off their “Ugly Christmas Sweater Day”.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is a nationally recognized event in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Workplaces, schools and neighborhoods coordinate Ugly Christmas Sweater parties and contests. This is a fun opportunity to participate as a family, avoid the regular dress code, and give back in a way that warms the heart. The Save the Children Foundation is involved in many vital missions.
The Border Crisis: This year, over 100,000 children will arrive at the US border, seeking refuge and escaping the violence and economic instability in their homeland. Some of these children have been brought by their families, while others have escaped on their own. These children end up in the custody of the U.S. Customs Border Protection. Currently, Customs Border Patrol is unequipped to adequately care for these children. The Save the Children Foundation works to provide these children with proper medical care, nutritious meals, emotional support and hygienic surroundings.
Ebola: 2.5 million children under the age of 5 are currently living in Ebola-affected areas. They are often orphaned and ostracized due to fear of contagion. The United Nations estimates that over 4,000 children have lost one or both parents to Ebola. The Save the Children Foundation has a strong presence in the Ebola-affected areas of Africa. They are on the front lines providing education, food and care to Ebola orphans. Save the Children is also working to bring in urgently needed medical professionals and supplies, and to contain Ebola before it devastates the lives of even more children.
Participating in an Ugly Christmas Sweater party or event is a wonderful way to provide assistance to needy children. This event is fun, and provides an opportunity to give to those who need it most.
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