This fall, cheered on by teachers across the nation, thousands of students will learn positive global citizenship values and gain the power to make a difference when they Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s 66th annual Kids Helping Kids campaign encourages children to learn about issues facing other kids around the world and become agents of change on Halloween by collecting lifesaving donations for children.
“Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is one of the longest-running youth initiatives in the country. For the generations of Americans who have participated, it marked their first opportunity to support a global cause, give back and feel empowered to make a difference,” said Caryl M. Stern, president & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
“This fall, we’re inviting teachers to inspire the next generation of global citizens by teaching their students the fundamental value of helping others.”
In order to bring Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to the classroom and help educators engage their students, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has developed a series of lesson plans on topics like child rights, survival and development.
The resources, which include videos, readings, photos, music, maps and games, introduce students to UNICEF’s work around a variety of issues affecting the health and well-being of children around the world, including clean water and sanitation, nutrition and education.
On Halloween, equipped with the knowledge that they can make the world a better place for children, kids will be motivated to fundraise with the iconic orange UNICEF boxes to collect donations that add up to lifesaving change for vulnerable children.
And after Halloween ends, kids can continue supporting their peers around the world with UNICEF Kid Power, which allows them to get active and save the lives of malnourished children.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF started as a grassroots campaign in 1950 when children went door-to-door collecting coins in hand-painted milk cartons to support children affected by World War ll.
Since then, it has evolved into a national campaign powered by children, their teachers and their families. The annual tradition of Kids Helping Kids has raised more than $175 million to help UNICEF provide children around the world with medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education.