Trick-or-Treating for Unicef

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Danielle Rodriguez

From October 27 to 29, Key Club put out Trick-or-Treat for Unicef boxes in classes for students to donate money. Key Club also sold baked goods after school to raise more money.

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

To raise money for the kids in third world countries, Key Club, Kiwins, and Normaneers participated during the Halloween season in the Trick-or-Treat for Unicef.

From October 27 to 29, Key Club collected donations for the Trick-or-Treat for Unicef and raised $135.97 in just three days. In order to reach that amount of money, baked goods were sold after school in the quad. Members who volunteered to sell or baked treats received twice the amount of hours. Other clubs also participated in this project, but Key Club President Sara Paik did not see this as a barrier collecting as much money as they could.

“Since we’re all doing it for the same cause, we actually worked together to raise funds,” Paik said.

Along with Paik, Kiwins president Maged Manswer was also aware of the importance of this project.

“It’s for the same organization, so we are just raising as much money as we can,” Manswer said.

To reach $100 or more, Manswer encouraged the club members to take part in the Trick-or-Treat for Unicef by dressing up as a Care Bear. Kiwins collected money on October 31, but they will still continue to collect money until to November.

Normaneers also gathered donations to help the third world countries. Since the first week of October up to November, Trick-or-Treat for Unicef boxes were placed in various classrooms, and members willingly walked around their classrooms to ask their fellow classmates for donations.

“We also went trick-or-treating and asked for donations during Halloween instead of candies,” Normaneers vice-president Nicole Mujica said.

Trick-or-Treat for Unicef began 60 years ago by Mary Emma Allison. She noticed the number of children who were dressed in costumes knocking on every door and gathering treats. Allison wanted to use trick-or-treating as a way to gather donations and help the struggling kids in the third world countries. Every six cents provides water for one thirsty child. Twenty kids are able to get school supplies from a $45 donation. $112 provides emergency blankets to 37 kids, and $200 vaccinates 104 kids against measles.

Unicef, which stands for United Nations Children’s Foundation, is an organization which not only provides school supplies for kids, but also medical care for the kids in need.