Halloween is just around the corner, and while you’re planning the kids costumes and parties, it’s also time to think beyond the candy that goes hand-in-hand with Halloween night. We’ve mentioned before that UNICEF gave its long standing Trick-or-Treat box program a high-tech upgrade with Microsoft tags, which makes collecting money for the charity even easier. Now is the time to gear up for Halloween night, and have your kids register for their very own UNICEF Trick-or-Treat box to help other kids while they collect their coveted candy. Read on to learn how to trick-or-treat for UNICEF.
Kids have been helping kids for over 60 years with the UNICEF Trick-or-Treat box, collecting coins and bills while they venture door to door for Halloween candy. You can get your kids into the giving spirit, by registering individually, or even as a school or church group.
First, get your box. Trick-or-Treat boxes, for door to door collection, can be easily ordered online, or by calling 1-800-FOR-KIDS. The online form also lets you check the status of your order. If you live near a participating Crocs store, you can also pick up collection boxes from now until October 31st.
If you live in a remote area, or your kids won’t be trick-or-treating, but you’d still like to participate, you can set up an online Trick-or-Treat UNICEF fundraising page that can be shared with family and friends via email or Facebook.
Once your kids donations are collected, you can send the money to UNICEF several easy ways. Parents can use a credit card to submit the donation online or by phone, send a check or money order, text in donations in increments of $10.00, or use UNICEF’s new technology by having donors use their phones to “Scan To Donate.” If the donations are all coins, kids can even use a Coinstar Center at a local supermarket, and simply press “U.S. Fund for UNICEF” before emptying their coins into the machine.
Getting kids into the habit of charity can never start too early, and UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat box program is a great way to get them turned on to helping others.
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