Halloween is just around the corner, and Shelburne Community School (SCS) students will be knocking on doors in the community – but not just for treats. Trick-or-treaters will be making their rounds to help children around the world by collecting coins for The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
UNICEF helps provide clean water, food, and emergency care to the world’s most vulnerable children. Everyone at SCS will receive a UNICEF box, and students will ask neighbors to help them fill it.
Last year, SCS students collected over $2,000 for UNICEF. With just 10 cents, UNICEF can help a family purify 12 gallons of water. It takes six cents to provide penicillin that can save a child’s life. And four cents will provide the Vitamin A to protect a child from blindness. Even pennies will help.
For over 50 years, children have collected over $115 million dollars for UNICEF while trick-or-treating to help other children that don’t have the food, water, or medicine they need to survive.
Be a part of this kids-helping-kids effort by dropping a few coins in those little orange boxes this Halloween. You’ll be glad you did.