Academic journal article Childhood Education

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Continues to Save Children's Lives Worldwide

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Continues to Save Children's Lives Worldwide

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This fall, for the 59th consecutive year, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will launch its time-honored Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is one of the nation's longest running youth philanthropy programs, and is often a child's first experience with volunteerism in the United States. To date, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has received over $148 million to help put an end to the unnecessary deaths of 25,000 children who die each day of preventable causes.

"Generation after generation of American schoolchildren had their first philanthropic experience through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, forming an emotional attachment to our brand and our mission to see a day when no child dies of a preventable cause," said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

As an education and fundraising initiative, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF provides U.S. children, along with their parents and teachers, the opportunity to learn about their peers worldwide who are truly in need, and to raise money on their behalf. The program will continue to teach young people the value of community service, educate them about global issues facing children in other parts of the world, and empower them with the tools to be active global citizens making a difference in the world.

In addition to the traditional fundraising methods of Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF, supporters can host Halloween parties and participate in new technology-backed fundraising techniques, including a text-or-treat for UNICEF effort. …

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