Sep 9, 2006 Leave a comment
The legendary Spanish sporting club unveiled its 2006-2007 jersey featuring the UNICEF logo on the front, the first time in the club’s 107 year history that a logo has been featured. Futbol Club Barcelona and UNICEF kicked off a global partnership to benefit children in the developing world. In addition to the UNICEF-branded jersey, Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB) has also agreed to donate at least €1.5 million (Rs. 9 crores) per year to UNICEF over the next five years to support UNICEF programmes for children all over the world.
The first year’s donation will support programmes in Swaziland aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, providing treatment of paediatric AIDS, preventing HIV infection among adolescents and protection, and providing care and support for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. While the value of the signage on the jersey is estimated at $20 million (Rs. 90 crores) per year, for UNICEF it is a donation that will remind football fans everywhere of the importance of putting children first.
Click here to go to the online store and buy the tshirt, part of the proceeds are to go to charity