10/23/12

Trick or Treat for UNICEF: An Opportunity to Think Outside the Box


By on 10/23/2012 02:13:00 PM

I saw my first Trick or Treat for UNICEF collection box about 11 years ago when my kindergartner came home from school with one—and neither of us knew what the box was or what it was used for. Over the years, I learned a great deal about the program and have had the opportunity to support UNICEF donation efforts many times.

This year, I wanted to make sure that none of my readers were caught off guard, as I was 11 years ago, by the arrival of little donation boxes in the days before Trick or Treat—and to make sure that you also know about the many, “outside the box” ways to support this fantastic cause as well.

What is Trick or Treat for UNICEF?  Trick or Treat for UNICEF, now in its 62nd year, began as a way to help children overseas during WWII.  It was designed as a “kids helping kids” program to encourage giving and global awareness in our children.  Trick or Treat for UNICEF has supported aid efforts for children with donations to programs in over 150 countries throughout the world.  Filling these little collection boxes reminds us that every little bit helps those less fortunate when efforts combine.


Can you Raise Funds without Trick or Treating?  There are so many “outside the box” ways to fund raise for Trick or Treat for UNICEF without going traditional Trick or Treating.  Whether it’s hosting a creative fundraiser—like a bake sale or a lemonade stand—or hosting a fun Halloween party for family and friends, there are lots of great ways to support this fundraiser.  You can even set up an online donation page to Trick or Treat for UNICEF online via online social networks or email.


Ready to Learn more about Trick or Treat for UNICEF? Check out the Trick or Treat for UNICEF website for loads of resources, fundraising ideas, Halloween party planning resources and so much more to help get your donation efforts up and running.

While on the site, the kids can enter the UNICEF Create a Character Contest for the chance to have their artistic design grace the covers of next year’s Trick or Treat for UNICEF donation boxes and see what other kids have accomplished with this program.

 
Oh—and if you are worried that you have waited too long to order your donation collection boxes, you can print donation box labels from the site to cover your own containers!

Would you like to donate to Trick or Treat for UNICEF?
If there are no active donation campaigns in your area—you can start one of your own today—there is still time!  Or you can donate online or check out the UNICEF website for additional donation options.

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 Happy Halloween—and I hope you will consider supporting Trick or Treat for UNICEF this year!

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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