Growing up, we lived out in the country, so I never really got to trick-or-treat door-to-door like my friends. Instead we would go to my grandparent’s house and maybe hit up a few of their neighbors, who had put aside special treats just for us. Looking back, we probably got a better deal that way. As I started to understand more about the world around me, I thought the idea of Trick-or-Treat for Unicef was so cool!! I really wanted my own collection box.
Did you know Trick-or-Treat for Unicef has been around for 62 years? It started as a way to help children overseas during World War II, and has evolved into an amazing and simple way for kids to make a difference.
Here’s a short video about why Trick-or-Treat for Unicef is so important:
And here’s the story of Nirmal, just one of the many kids who have been helped by something as simple as kids collecting coins instead of candy:
Aren’t the new collection box designs cute? From top to bottom they are: Patches, Bertha de Broom, Shadow, Count Change-ula, Lady Pennyworth, and Frank.
Did you know:
- 25 cents provides 10 kids with safe water for a day
- $1 pays for protein biscuits for a starving child
- $17 keeps a kid safe from 6 killer diseases
- $24 supplies an emergency first-aid kit
- $257 buys a school-in-a-box so kids can learn anywhere.
Once you’ve collected the money, here are some ways you can send in your donation:
If you’ve collected $5 or more, and know a grown-up with a credit card, you can donate safely online by clicking here!
Text to donate
Text the word “TOT” to UNICEF (864233) to make a $10.00 donation to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF *.
Call to donate
Call 1.800.FOR.KIDS (1.800.367.5437) with an adult to donate using a credit card.
Donate at a Coinstar Center®
To find a Coinstar Center near you, visit the Coinstar website or call 1.800.928.CASH. Then take your coins to the Coinstar Center and select the “U.S. Fund for UNICEF” donation option (code #5555). In seconds, the Coinstar Center counts your change and prints a receipt for the full amount!
Since my kids are too old for trick-or-treating, I will be texting my donation this year. How do you plan to help?