ADOPT-A-FUTURE Fundraising Victory!

“The Adopt-a-Future initiative has ended, but the need to help refugees, including by providing education, continues - as does our ability to help.  Greater Lansing Chapter - United Nations USA Association is happy to announce that we were among the top three fundraising UNA-USA Chapters in the Adopt-a-Future program.  

We raised over $40,000, which was then matched by Her Highness Sheika Moza bent Nasser of Qatar.  The total amount of $80,000

will enable 70+ children to be educated for ten years!  Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU to all who took part in it through your donations and invitations to speak to groups to raise awareness about the huge refugee crisis in our world today. 

Also a special thanks to our Board of Directors and to our partner organizations - LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers in Cross-cultural Education) and the MI Division of UNA-USA (now closed.)


Lynn Bartley

President, GL-UNA



USA-UNHCR thanks UNA-USA and all Adopt-a-Future fundraising Chapters for the significant contributions made to support the refugee crisis in Kenya
    • Her Highness Sheika Moza bint Nasser of Qatar thanks UNA-USA and Adopt-a-Future fundraising Chapters for the impact of those efforts on children in Kenya

    • UNA-USA acknowledges the work of Adopt-a-Future fundraising Chapters in this humanitarian crisis and invites ALL chapters and supporters to continue engagement with USA-UNHCR should chapters be interested in maintaining their own relationships with this agency.

    • UNA-USA launched the Adopt-a-Future Program in 2016 and made significant contributions totaling more than $600,400 to address the refugee crisis in Kenya.

    • UNA-USA engaged more than 75 chapters in Adopt-a-Future since launch.

    • UNA-USA continues to support refugees and is formalizing the Refugee & Humanitarian Relief
      Affinity Group to build on the efforts of Adopt-a-Future.

    • All UNA-USA Chapters will be encouraged to support refugees on World Refugee Day (June 20) and will be provided digital content for this endeavor.

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East Lansing, MI 48826

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