(Pics) Atlanta Celebrates UNICEF Kid Power with Star Wars: Force for Change & Target!

Over the weekend, my family and I spent a wonderful day with UNICEF USA as they kicked off UNICEF Kid Power Month in Atlanta with an action-packed day that encouraged kids to get active and save lives.

This was the first of three events in the United States that will encourage local families to show their Kid Power, get active and help save the lives of severely malnourished children around the globe. The UNICEF Kid Power Team hopes to use daily activity to unlock 1 million packets of lifesaving Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) packets in the month of May.

 

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Kid Power TEAM with Group VP of Stores at Target Melissa Stanner/ Photo RobinLori

 

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Jeremy Cole, Managing Director Southeast Region of UNICEF USA, R2-D2 & TEAM / Photo RobinLori

 

The event featured activities by Presenting Sponsors Star Wars: Force for Change and Target, which included a photo op with R2-D2 and the Target Crazy Maze. Kids were introduced to the official Kid Power dance and other interactive activities, such as an instructor-led yoga class and educational games on UNICEF’s global work in more than 190 countries.

Students from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School were recognized for their tremendous effort and participation in the UNICEF Kid Power program.  In addition to remarks from UNICEF USA leadership, Melissa Stanner, Group VP of Stores at Target, addressed the crowd to celebrate Target’s investment with UNICEF Kid Power and the city of Atlanta.

My boys had a blast participating in UNICEF’s Kid Power in ATL… check out a few pics I snapped from the event!

Only 1 in 4 American kids is getting enough physical activity, while almost 1 in 4 children globally is malnourished. With the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids run, jump and play to unlock lifesaving nutrition that UNICEF delivers to severely malnourished children around the world. With ongoing conflicts and countries facing famine, the need to support UNICEF’s nutrition work is great. Families can truly make an impact for children around the world with UNICEF Kid Power.

KUDOS to ATL for participating in a BIG way!  This spring over 10,000 students in the Atlanta region have participated in the UNICEF Kid Power Schools Program, unlocking over 38,000 RUTF packets.  To date, the UNICEF Kid Power Team has provided more than 6.4 million RUTF packets, enough to save the lives of more than 40,000 malnourished children.