It’s one global cause that started in the hearts of small-town America in 1950 and grew year by year into one of the largest efforts to fundraise for a global charity on behalf of children the world over. It’s an organization dedicated to helping children all over the world, to help provide them with the essentials for living and thriving despite poverty and apathy. (via #ToT4Unicef - Trick or Treat for Unicef and YOU #Infographic - Kat’s Cafe)
I wish I would have known of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF when I was younger but my daughter will grow up with this as much a part of Halloween as pumpkins!!! This is such an easy way to show children that helping others can be fun and easy!
I first learned about UNICEF when I was a child. How? Well, it was because of my love of old movies and musicals. I was a Danny Kaye fan, and he was a UNICEF ambassador back in the day. It’s always amazing how celebrities can truly engender interest in social causes such as this.
I remember when my kids were little, we did the Trick or Treat for Unicef and to be honest, I didn’t think they were still around. But I was wrong. They have actually been around longer than I am old. 62 years and still going strong. They have raised more than 167 million and providing to children in 190 countries. In case you are not familiar with them, they supply health care, immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. Together we have the power to change the world even if it is a slow process.
For 62 years, UNICEF has been motivating children to become global citizens through this festive fundraising program. It’s a great way to provide the entire family with an easy and fun way to help others. (via Make Your Halloween Even Sweeter by Trick or Treating for UNICEF | Hike. Blog. Love.)
(via RuralMom.com: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF #ToT4UNICEF) My earliest memories of Halloween include carrying a UNICEF box along with my trick-or-treat bag. It was a school-wide effort and I loved getting that bright orange box each year, putting it together, carrying it throughout my neighborhood and turning it in the day after, inherently knowing I’d done something for a greater global good, not just taking home my own candy stash.
It gives me joy to see that this tradition gives kids the chance to help others through the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF project. What started out more than 60 years ago tohelp children abroad during World War II has evolved into a revolution driven by kids. Thanks to this project, kids all over the world receive the help they need for happy and healthy lives.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF — happens to be one of the longest running youth volunteer initiatives in America, for the past 62 years…helping to motivate kids to become active global citizens as they learn about the fundamental value of helping others. Kids of all ages — are encouraged to raise funds for their peers in developing countries, as they journey door-to-door on Halloween night — or via other festive fundraising activities.