Halloween is almost two months away, but now is the time to order your little orange boxes! Trick or Treat for UNICEF calls upon everyone to participate in UNICEF’s mission of achieving zero preventable deaths in children by asking for a trick, a treat, or a small donation to a UNICEF’s good cause. This year, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will raise funds to help save children’s live in over 150 countries and territories through immunization, education, health care, nutrition, clean water and sanitation.
How it works: Head over to trickortreatforunicef.org and order your UNICEF fundraising kit, which includes posters, stickers, decorative door hangers and little orange coin collection boxes. When it comes time to trick or treat, ask your neighbors if they’d be willing to contribute to your fundraising campaign, too.
The little orange boxes have even gone high tech this year: each has a Microsoft Tag, a 2D barcode technology, so people can also donate via Web-enabled smartphone or mobile device.
Especially as the crisis in the horn of Africa appears to have no end in sight, let’s all take a step to spread awareness and provide even a small inkling of assistance. Visit UNICEF’s website at www.unicef.org, where you’ll find video content that brings the crisis to a kid’s level. I especially appreciated this photo essay Life in Bamako, told through a series of photographs taken by children. Your kids will like the games, too.
UNICEF has a 4 star charity navigator rating and has been sponsoring the Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign for over 60 years.
We’ll be participating this year – won’t you join us?