The Morgan High School UNICEF club is excited to announce its second annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF event.
UNICEF, which stands for the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an international organization working in over 190 countries to provide safe shelter, relief from disasters, education and nutrition primarily for children. It describes its efforts in this way: “UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing good nutrition, clean water and affordable vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable children. We work for the survival, protection and development of children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy and education.”
UNICEF USA explains that there is a huge need for school-sponsored programs like Morgan High’s. “UNICEF High School Clubs partner with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to educate, advocate and fundraise—work that is vital to UNICEF’s ability to save children.”
Because Morgan High’s club is a representative of this worldwide program, it is important that it has the support of the community. Last year, the group raised $1,300 from the Trick-or-Treat event thanks to the community; this year, their goal is $1,000.
The money raised from this event will go toward hurricane relief and children who are victims of voluntourism. By providing financial support to families, UNICEF helps prevent children from using orphanages as sources of money.
On Halloween, in the afternoon, club members will go door-to-door, trick-or-treating for money donations for UNICEF. Students involved will have official UNICEF Trick-or-Treat boxes. The club appreciates any and all donations, and they are grateful to the community for their help in this event!