Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

GeoFeature_UNICEF1.JPGIn 1950 a group of school kids in Philadelphia used milk cartons to collect $17 for kids on the other side of the world, and Treat-or-Trick for UNICEF was born.

To date UNICEF–the United Nations Children’s Fund–has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, and it is working toward a day when ZERO children die from preventable causes.

The Halloween campaign continues to be an essential fundraising project for UNICEF. Since 1950, participants have collected over $144 million for children in need! This year, join in this beloved holiday tradition.

1. Log on to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to order your donation boxes or learn how to create your own.

2. Register your All Hallows Eve holler-fest to receive a free Halloween party planning kit.

3. Trick-or-Treat online to enlist friends and family outside of your neighborhood to contribute to your efforts.

4. Parents: Check out resources just for you, including the Resource Kit and Trick-or-Treat 101 Kit. Included are a 30-day October 2009 planning calendar,
a fundraising chart to help track your family’s progress toward your
goal, a doorknob hanger to identify you as a “proud supporter,”
stickers, and more!

5. Teachers: The teacher’s kit includes standards-aligned lessons for
grades K-6 that teach students about the diverse circumstances of their
peers around the world, and what they can do to help, along with a
letter to parents. You can also join the TeachUNICEF community.

Remember, an important part of being global citizens is teaching our
kids about the world and, when possible, contributing to make it a
better place for all of us. Have a happy, safe–spooky–Halloween!

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