World Refugee Day Fund-Raising Event
A swim to support refugee children and families!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
3:45 - 9:00 pm
3:45 - 9:00 pm
In honor of World Refugee Day, Christopher Swain, a member of the UNA-USA Westchester Chapter, swam from the Statue of Liberty to Manhattan Island.
Swain swam to call attention to the needs of the 65 million people who come under the United Nations refugee program, and are part of the worst refugee crisis since World War II. He hopes that his swim and walk to the United Nations will serve as reminders of the arduous journeys over land and sea that are undertaken daily by refugees around the world, as they search for better lives for their families. All funds raised as part of Swain’s will be directly contributed to UNA-USA’s Adopt-A-Future program, which supports education for children in Kenyan refugee camps.
Swain’s swim began at 3:45 pm ET on Tuesday, June 20. He arrived at North Cove in Battery Park after the swim, where there was a brief press event. Afterwards, Swain and other advocates walked four miles across Manhattan to the United Nations. There was a reception at the United Nations Foundation’s New York office from 7:30 to 9:00 pm ET.
We implore you to support Swain and UNA-USA’s Adopt-A-Future program. Please DONATE and select “NY-Westchester” on the drop-down menu to contribute directly to UNA-Westchester’s adopted school, the Gambela Primary School at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. If you prefer to donate via check, please download the donor form.
Please see the attached file for more details about the event.
To see the event photo gallery, click here.