Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
Add heart to Halloween!
Collect change for UNICEF as you trick-or-treat on Halloween to support kids in need.
Your donations will help UNICEF improve the health and wellness of children in over 150 countries and territories. This includes immunization, education, health care, nutrition, clean water and sanitation.
What you’ll need
- A trick-or-treat for UNICEF orange collection box or an empty can covered with the distinctive wrapper printed from the UNICEF website.
- Pre-order your orange collection box anytime or print your own DIY materials
- Watch this video and talk to your kids about how their collected money will be used so they can have a simple explanation to share with neighbors.
- Collect donations while trick-or-treating.
- When you’re done, count up the money you’ve collected.
- Send the money you raised to UNICEF.
- Talk about the difference you’ve made.
- Why is it a good idea to collect money for UNICEF while trick-or-treating?
- How did you feel about collecting donations along with candy? Was it fun? Scary? Did it make you feel good?
- Do you think this is a good way for kids to make a difference? Why or why not? Would you like to do it again next year?
- What other ways could you help children in developing countries who do not have access to basic needs?
- Jack the Bum and the Halloween Handout by Janet Shulman (William Morrow & Co. Library, 1997). Ages 4 and up. A sweet story about a man who gives a surprising donation to UNICEF on Halloween. (No longer in print, but available at most libraries.)
- Children Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World by Anabel and Barnabas Kindersley (DK Children, 1995). Ages 8 and up. The authors traveled the globe talking to, and photographing, children.
- 103 Hilarious Halloween Jokes for Kids by Scott Allen (Delabarre Publishing, 2010). Ages 6 and up. All types of Halloween jokes to make a frightful evening a little more laughable.
Take it further
- Host a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Costume Party. You can build awareness about the importance of helping kids around the world while participating in Halloween fun.
- Organize a walk in support of UNICEF.
- Share the story of your UNICEF fundraising experience by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or post photos on the “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” Flickr page.
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