It's a Halloween tradition dating back to 1950! You can encourage your kids to do good for other kids while they're going door to door on Halloween. In addition to scoring sweet treats, kids can also participate in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program.
WHAT IS UNICEF?
UNICEF works in 190 countries reaching millions of disadvantaged children with immunizations, education, health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation, emergency relief and more. UNICEF also works with partners around the globe to promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children.
HOW DOES TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR UNICEF WORK?
Since 1950, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has raised nearly $177 million to help children across the globe. Individuals of all ages and groups can register to receive the little orange box to collect monetary donations while they're out and about on Halloween night — the deadline for ordering collection boxes is Monday, Oct. 14. You can also get creative and host a special Halloween party for UNICEF and collect donations that way or make it a group initiative with your classroom, scout group, church youth group, etc. Here's how a little bit of money goes a long way in helping underprivileged children:
• $1 provides safe water to a child for more than two months
• $3 provides seven packets of therapeutic food
• $5 provides a pack of 10 notebooks to a student
• $7 provides a cold child with a warm fleece blanket
Once you've collected donations, there are several ways to get the money to UNICEF. If you've got all coins, you can donate them through select Coinstar kiosks in local grocery stores. If you collect a combination of coins and dollar bills, you can simply deposit it in your bank account and either send a check or submit the donation using your debit or credit card.
Learn more and get your donation boxes at trickortreatforunicef.org.