I love supporting charities but I love it even more when my children can help them as well. This Halloween our children can help the United Nations Children’s Fund by Trick-Or-Treating for UNICEF.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF encourages kids of all ages to help raise funds for their peers in developing countries by going door-to-door on Halloween night or participating in other festive fundraising activities. Through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, more than $167 million has been raised, providing children in 190 countries and territories with much-needed health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
Now in its 62nd year, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF returns this October with a new look, introducing six new Halloween characters featured on individual collection boxes. You can order boxes here (but hurry because it takes a little over a week to get them). If you can’t get the boxes in time you can use any canister you can find and cover it with a wrap you can print out from the resource page (link below).
First-Ever Box Design Contest! Also new is the Create-a-Character contest. For the first time in campaign history, those trick-or-treating for UNICEF are invited to submit original designs for their own collection boxes. Submitted designs will have a chance to be part of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’s 2013 limited edition collection. A winning design from each category (children ages 4-8, 9-12, and 13 years and older) will be chosen and announced on Halloween, Oct. 31. The contest will run from September 1 through October 26.
UNICEF has a lot of other wonderful resources for both parents and teachers. You can find them all here.