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Whether it’s viewing and sharing with friends an inspiring film, boosting the self-esteem of young women, making a donation to a food bank, we think that every single action can make a real difference.

We invite you to make your contribution by exploring our website, see the possibilities and take action on the projects that inspire you.

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A Cool Future for Young People Everywhere

On June 12th, 10,000 guests will join together for The Patron’s Lunch to honour Her Majesty The Queen on her 90th birthday. For young people at the once-in-a-lifetime event, it’s a chance to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s service, while also embracing their own futures.

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The Patrons Lunch

Helping Create a Street Party Fit for a Queen

On Sunday, June 12th 2016, The Mall was the setting for its largest ever street party to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday and recognition of her patronage of more than 600 charities and organisations worldwide. With 10,000 guests in attendance, including The Queen herself, The Patron’s Lunch provided an unforgettable climax to a fantastic weekend of celebrations.

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Raise a Cuppa Fit for Royal-Tea

For the Queen’s 90th birthday, only a proper British celebration will do. It doesn’t get more British than toasting Her Majesty with a steaming hot cup of PG tips tea, and we’re ready to raise our cups high in the air!

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Party for The Queen While Going Green

During the weekend to mark The Queen’s 90th birthday, communities up and down the country are encouraged to take part in that great British tradition of throwing a street party. Here, we share some tips on how to make yours a sustainable, planet-friendly celebration.

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Plate of food

Love food hate waste

What can you do to watch your waste line? You can start reducing waste now by making small changes to your shopping habits.

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Persil small pack

Small Pack Big Difference

Often, the answers to the big problems that face us in this world come in simple – or concentrated – solutions. This one could save 33 million litres of water and uses 40% less packaging – adding up to the equivalent of about 262 million shopping bags.

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Global goals for a #brightfuture

Our world is more connected than ever before, but we are facing some major obstacles that need to be overcome. By coming together and supporting the UN’s 17 Global Goals, we have the power to create a bright future.

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Knorrox Kitchen Queens

The Heart of the Home the Beating Heart of a Community

At the heart of every home is the kitchen, where love and nourishment are dished out in the form of food, advice and life lessons. Unfortunately, for many families in South Africa, whilst not short of love, not every home has a kitchen stocked full of food.

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Broadly Unilever

Voicing the Issues Women Care About

Based on current trends, research suggests that it could be 118 years (or near year 2133) before women have the same rights and opportunities as men. In partnership with Vice and Broadly, Unilever is helping to bring the issues and experiences faced by women today out in the open, supporting a platform that will raise awareness and inspire change for women, worldwide.

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Win your future with a smile

Kids miss an average of 2.5 days of school per year as a consequence of oral diseases, stopping them from reaching their full potential. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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Children show the world how to brush day and night

There’s nothing quite like a child’s smile to brighten up your day. A wide grin bearing pearly white teeth, a tongue poking through a gap where a new tooth is starting to grow, while excited eyes already tell you just how good their day’s been. Keeping our children smiling is every parent’s priority, but for some kids their smiles tell a different story. A missing tooth that will never grow, discoloured teeth, or sore, swollen gums.

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The chunkinator

THE CHUNKINATOR: Turning ice cream into energy

Ben & Jerry’s pride themselves on making the best possible ice cream in the nicest possible way, and in the small Dutch town of Hellendoorn, The Chunkinator is helping them to do just that.

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Improving our packaging for a better world

Improving the long-term health of our planet is a job that requires unity between, not only people, but organisations. Sharing knowledge and adopting groundbreaking new technologies is key to moving forward.

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Mustard seeds

Helping British Farmers for nearly 200 Years

Preserve hundreds of years of farming heritage while eating delicious, sustainably sourced products.

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Teaching 300 million people One life saving habit

Every child should be able to celebrate their fifth birthday. Yet every year, thousands die from preventable illnesses before they reach this age.

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Kathleen Dunlop

Inspiring the next generation takes determination and courage

When life is at its most challenging, even small things can have a big impact. When Kathleen Dunlop read an article in The Washington Post and realised something as simple as Vaseline® jelly can make all the difference to a person on the other side of the world, she felt inspired to take action and help make a difference.

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Foundation Ambassador Harsh Mishra

Saving lives through improved sanitation

Unilever Foundation Ambassador Harsh Mishra believes in the power of sanitation to help save lives and develop communities.

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Barbara Scala

Unlocking Time Empowering Women

Time is a most precious commodity - particularly for women, who are often tasked with managing households with limited access to water. In India, water scarcity can mean women waiting for hours at time for water to arrive. Thanks to a simple yet life-changing solution, Unilever’s own Barbara Scala, and her team, are taking action to help women reclaim their time.

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#ShareTheHealing with Vaseline®

Share The Healing With The Vaseline Brand

See how a household staple in your cabinets can mean extraordinary relief for those living in poverty or emergency situations.

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Ben & Jerry's

Building businesses transforming lives

In America, one business is proving that offering people a second chance in life truly has the power to transform lives for the better and build lasting partnerships that can benefit communities as a whole. All while making absolutely irresistible chocolate brownies!

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Pepsodent brushing

Taking on the future with a smile

Around the world, up to 90% of children suffer from oral health problems, yet one simple habit can keep children smiling. Discover how sustainable choices are helping Pepsodent teach good oral health worldwide.

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Persil learning

Learning for Tomorrow 10M Children Helped to Access Education

Attending school gives children the essential foundations they need to succeed in life. Yet, kids worldwide are missing out on this important chance. Find out how our partnership with UNICEF in 2015 helped 10 million children in Brazil, India and Vietnam get access to education in just one year!

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Dove is helping young people build body confidence and self-esteem

Did you know that 8 out of 10 girls with low body confidence are so concerned with the way they look that they opt out of important life activities? Together we believe we can make a difference and Dove is already working to help make girls unstoppable.

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Domestos sanitation

Helping 5 million people Gain access to toilets

Access to a clean and safe toilet is a basic human right. Yet one third of the world’s population live without proper sanitation. Find out how with one simple choice, you can help millions of people gain access to toilets.

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A Bright Future Has Already Begun

The world as we know it is ending – and that’s a good thing. Because a new one is just beginning...

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Love your heart Take the first step

If home is where the heart is then a healthy heart starts in the home. Every year millions of families are left devastated by the effects of heart disease, but as many as 80% of these can be prevented through positive lifestyle changes. By taking simple steps we can ensure that years of family life aren't lost to avoidable illness.

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Help Save Our Swirled From the Threat of Climate Change

Climate change is a matter of social and economic justice, with the impacts of it often hitting the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world.

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Spend quality time together

Making more time for your children can help build them a brighter future: 15 minutes is all it takes.

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Share a smile Help a child

The Share a Smile, Help a Child partnership forms part of Save the Children's biggest ever global campaign, EVERY ONE, which is inspiring urgent action to eradicate mortality from preventable diseases.

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From bean to bite

A bite of chocolate can be just the thing we need to help us unwind at the end of a long day. But for 6 million cocoa farmers around the world, chocolate isn’t a passing craving – it is a vital crop that supports an estimated 40 to 50 million people in developing countries.

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Running water form the tap

Save Water, Change the World

Saving water is something we all know we should do, but more often than not, we don’t. But the fact is, if we could make small changes daily habits, then we could do a lot for our environment and even something for our wallets.

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Love your heart Be the healthy heartbeat of your loved ones.

Every year millions of people are left devastated by the effects of heart disease. But little steps can make a real difference for you and your loved ones.

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Children playing in the mud

Give Children the freedom to play and learn

For the children of tomorrow’s world, alongside education, experience is an essential part of setting them up for their life ahead. And it’s hard to gain experience without getting your hands a little dirty.

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Improved Access to Water

Improved Access to Water Can Save Time and Change Lives

We consider water a basic life necessity but for around 2.8 billion women and girls worldwide, getting access to clean water is a daily struggle that requires hours of their time that could otherwise be spent with their families. Fortunately, consumers and organisations are coming together to make a difference!

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sunsilk beauty india

A Cut Above the Rest Helping Women Gain Independence

Few realise that, whilst 66% of India’s workforce consists of women, 1 in 3 of these women face economic difficulties that are detrimental to their livelihoods. The Sunsilk Beauty Safar programme is helping to change this!

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Marmite Renewable Energy

Love It or Hate It Marmite is Generating Renewable Energy

We know that Marmite is an acquired taste, but at our original UK factory, micro-organisms are lapping it up in the name of renewable energy!

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Escola Brilhante Girls

Time to Shine For the Bright Entrepreneurs of Brazil

Women make up the majority of Brazil’s population and, throughout history, have fought to gain equal rights to enjoy the same freedom and quality of life as their male counterparts. Still, for many women, fulfilling their entrepreneurial dreams of running their own business can feel out of reach. Unilever brand, Brilhante, is helping to change this.

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Save water with One Rinse

If taking a hot shower is more about waking up than washing, it can be easy to forget that one in nine people still lack a steady supply of clean water. That’s over 700 million people worldwide.

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One Small Cup Makes a Big Difference

One Small Cup Makes a Big Difference

Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, with the livelihoods of approximately 50 million people depending on its production. With climate change, a rapidly growing population and poor agricultural practices threatening the futures of tea farmers, the choices we make in tea aisle have the power to make a big difference.

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Help a child reach five

For most parents it is unimaginable that their child might not reach the age of five. Find out how you can make a difference to a child's life on Global Handwashing Day.

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World toilet day

Destroy Germs Protect Children

Sanitation is a basic human right, so it’s hard to imagine that a staggering one third of the world’s population does not have access to improved sanitation. Domestos, is working to change this, in support of the UN’s 17 Global Goals.

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Love your heart and start your cholesterol lowering journey today!

As we get older we can feel like we’re more in control of our lives – from our careers to our clothes – but we all too often forget about our health, and the simple changes that can help us stay in control for longer. A healthy heart does more than just keep you alive; it keeps you active, energetic and in love with life. Taking control of your cholesterol is the first step towards taking care of your heart.

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Lifebuoy tree of life

Tree of life by Lifebuoy

Trees are symbolic to communities all over the world. They represent birth, hope and new beginnings. They give us fresh air, shade from the sun and glorious moments of tranquility. But for Utari, a tree offers her just a small amount of comfort. It’s a reminder of love, longing and loss.

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Pure water Proud women

Why Water Matters. In Bhopal or Boston, new opportunities and new ways of making their children's lives safer help create a brighter future

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What We Eat Can Nourish the World

What We Eat Can Nourish the World

Climate change, and an ever-growing population, is creating a higher demand for fruit, vegetables and other grown foods than ever before. Making sustainable choices in our food shopping has never mattered more.

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Cracking Good Eggs For a Happy Planet

Quality food isn’t just about great taste, it’s about feeling good about what we’re putting into our bodies and where the ingredients have come from. By making sustainable choices, each and every one of us can help to build a bright future.

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Susan Buckwalter

Imagine Life Without A Toilet. Raise Awareness Around Sanitation

Susan Buckwalter is a Unilever Foundation Ambassador for UNICEF. She was invited to see how UNICEF was making a difference in people’s lives in Ghana. Many of Ghana’s residents do not have access to toilet facilities. UNICEF has helped improved the lives of 135,000 people in Ghana through their CATS program by changing behaviors and improving sanitation.

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Myriam Sidibe

The simple power of handwashing

Every child should celebrate their fifth birthday, but every day thousands of young children and babies die from preventable diseases. We have the power to help save 600,000 kids every year, and one inspirational New Leader is showing us how.

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Help a Child Reach Five

Help a Child Reach Five on Global Handwashing Day

Remember how scary your first day of school was? How about the look on your child’s face on their first day? They’re probably some of your most cherished memories. Sadly for 2 million children and their families, these are memories that will never be made, but it doesn’t need to be this way.

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World food day

Knorr Provides #1MillionMeals With the World Food Programme

Raise awareness by pledging your support for zero hunger.

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Kids Today Project

Kids Today Project

Do you wish you had made less mess as a child? Jumped in fewer puddles, not licked the cake bowl, or gotten less muddy? Probably not. No one ever wishes they'd made less mess as a child, yet when it comes to our own children we can forget just how important – and fun – making a mess is.

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Make love not war

A kiss for peace

For one sublime moment a kiss has the power to make the world a more united and peaceful place.

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