I love Halloween – the kids in costumes, the candy, the Jack Lanterns and the decorating. If you really think about it though what do kids learn from trick-or-treating? They get stuff for free. With the Trick-or-Treat campaign from UNICEF, kids can give back while getting.
Don’t think I’m a spoil sport. I’ve gone out on Halloween for years and brought home tons of candy. My two daughters have done the same. Seeing that bowl full of goodies makes me swoon. Other holidays make me think about giving back, but Halloween? Not so much.
That is until I learned about the Halloween campaign from UNICEF. I must live in a time warp because I’ve never seen one of UNICEF’s collection boxes. Now that I have, I love the concept. While children trick-or-treat, they carry one of these themed boxes to collect money either instead of candy or along with it.
You still have time to order your boxes. They take 7- 10 business days to arrive, so hurry! Along with a group of boxes (with a blank one you can decorate), you’ll receive stickers, posters and a DVD.
What Kids Learn
Use this opportunity to teach your children about:
- Hunger – 1/4 of children under-five don’t get enough food to eat. Many can’t grow the way they should.”
- The Lack of Healthcare – “Millions of kids each year still die from deadly, but easy-to-prevent diseases and injuries.”
- The Lack of Education – “67 million kids around the world are missing out on grade school — that means no learning to read, no learning to write…and no gym class!”
UNICEF is helping with the money raised from Halloween. They can be proud of themselves for collecting money to donate!
How You Can Help
- UNICEF is also holding a virtual trick-or-treat. Set up your own fundraising page, join a team, or make up your own team.
- Make a donation online or by text – Text the word “TOT” to UNICEF (864233) to make a $10.00 donation to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
- Share my post.
- Tweet this – “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF gives kids the chance to help others! http://bit.ly/QLmIFH #ToT4UNICEF”
Parents, it’s up to us to set examples for our children. Don’t hide them from the sadness in the world, help them to give back. During Halloween, an exciting time for children, teach them that they can help children who are less fortunate than them by trick-or-treating for UNICEF.
Have you taken part in this campaign? Have your children?
Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. It is a cause that I believe in and want to share. As a member of the Global Team of 200, I am delighted to do so. Quoted information from UNICEF website.