Outerwall Inc. is joining its employees and Americans in supporting the Super Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts of U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Americans can donate their spare change at Coinstar donation-enabled kiosks across the United States, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will receive funds within 48 hours.
While the full impact of the disaster is still being assessed, as many as four million children are believed to be affected by the emergency, according to the latest estimates from UNICEF. UNICEF is airlifting lifesaving emergency items, including essential medicines, nutrition, safe water and hygiene supplies along with shelter equipment to the Philippines.
To make a donation at a Coinstar kiosk, individuals simply select the "donate" option from the menu, choose U.S. Fund for UNICEF Disaster Relief (code 5556), and pour in any amount of change to support relief efforts providing food, shelter and other assistance to Super Typhoon Haiyan victims.
"We are putting the power of our nationwide network of Coinstar locations to work to support the areas impacted by Super Typhoon Haiyan," said J. Scott Di Valerio, chief executive officer of Outerwall Inc., Bellevue, Wash. "Spare change and micro-donations add up quickly, and depositing coins at a Coinstar kiosk is an easy way to help the people impacted by this horrible disaster get back on their feet."
"We greatly appreciate Outerwall's commitment to supporting the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's disaster relief fundraising efforts," said U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern. "By collecting donations, Outerwall will help UNICEF deliver aid to children and families in the Philippines who need it most."
Consumers can find a nearby Coinstar kiosk with the donation option by visiting coinstar.com. Individuals can also donate directly to U.S. Fund for UNICEF at unicefusa.org/philippines or by texting RELIEF to 864233 (UNICEF) to donate $10.
Outerwall operates Redbox entertainment, Coinstar money services, Rubi coffee and ecoATM electronics recycling kiosks.
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