Project Edan™ is the charity of the official Peter Wingfield Fan Club. All content and images (except where noted) on this Web site are copyright © 1995-2010 PWFC. No permission is granted to post photos or information to any other Web site or blog without written permission from Project Edan. Project Edan Corner With 2010 now behind us, I would like to join Peter and Carolyn in  thanking each one of you for your donations and support throughout  the year.  Your amazing generosity resulted in PWFC/Project Edan  being included among UNICEF’s ‘Program and Strategic Partnerships’  contributing ‘Gifts of $25,000 and above’ for the year…contributions  which support UNICEF’s efforts of working toward a day when no  child dies of an easily preventable cause.  UNICEF’s 2010 Annual  Report is available on their website.  Go to it! With the disasters in Haiti and Pakistan stretching UNICEF’s  resources, these donations made a difference.  It’s been over a year  since the devastating earthquake in Haiti and children are still reeling  from the lingering impact of the disaster, which remains the single  largest catastrophe to hit the country in centuries.  More than  220,000 lives were lost and countless families were fractured with  750,000 children directly affected.  Towards the end of the year  cholera also broke out in Haiti and quickly spread throughout the  country, sweeping away thousands of lives in a few short weeks.  A  one-year anniversary report I received shows UNICEF and its  partners have made a tremendous difference in Haiti.  These are just  a few highlights of UNICEF’s accomplishments made possible through  donations:  Nearly two million children have been immunized against the  top six vaccine-preventable childhood diseases.  At the height of the emergency UNICEF was trucking 8.3  million liters of clean water to 1.2 million people. More than 865,000 bars of soap have been distributed,  focusing on 1.5 million children in 5,000 schools and 30,000  children living in residential care centers. UNICEF continues to support therapeutic feeding centers  which treated more than 11,250 children with severe acute  malnutrition. UNICEF’s cholera response is expanding to a support network  of 72 cholera treatment centers.  To date, 4,948 separated children have been identified and  registered; of these children, 1,265 have been reunited with  their families. Six months have passed since millions of Pakistanis suffered from the  worst monsoonal floods in the country’s recorded history.  Your  donations to Project Edan supported UNICEF’s efforts during this   Issue 58 - 1st Quarter 2011 disaster.   The six-month report I received highlights emergency relief  efforts by UNICEF and its partners: Nearly 9.7 million children were immunized against polio and 8.6  million against measles.  UNICEF distributed 900,000 insecticide-  treated bed nets to protect against malaria.  UNICEF has distributed nearly 30 million water purification  tablets and household treatment filters to provide 300 million  liters of safe drinking water.  They provided nearly 30,000  sanitation facilities benefiting about 1.5 million people. UNICEF has established 1,000 child friendly spaces where  experienced UNICEF staff provides education and recreational  services to 180,000 children in protected spaces.  Supported therapeutic programs for severely malnourished  children where government estimates show about 90,000 children  under the age of 5 suffer from malnutrition.  While UNICEF has made significant progress in these disaster stricken  areas, there is still much to be done.  As long as a single child gets sick  from a preventable disease, or goes to bed without enough food, or is  denied the chance to go to school, there is still work to do.  To date this year we have raised $1,366, with $1,241 coming from  contributions made in Edan’s name to celebrate his 11th birthday.  Edan  has grown up with an awareness and appreciation for what Project Edan,  through your donations, is able to accomplish for those less fortunate  children around the globe.  A huge thank you to everyone who donated!  The PWFC Spring Auction is just around the corner and there are sure to  be many wonderful, must-have items for your bidding pleasure.  Since we  will not be having a PWFC Friendship Convention or Roadtrip this year,  our on-line auctions will be very important in our Project Edan fundraising  efforts.  We encourage you to join in the fun while helping to make a  difference in the life of a child.   While on the subject of fundraising, we will be kicking off a matching  funds campaign in the near future that will run through the end of the  year.  We also welcome any ideas that you might have for raising money  for Project Edan, either an event you are planning or something that  would be a club effort.  Just e-mail me at projectedan@pwfc.org or Ree  at ree@pwfc.org.  Bev Shihara,Project Edan Director