By Emily Brooks
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is a non-profit organization that raises money while kids collect candy.
During this nationwide event, trick-or-treaters carry around a small, orange box to collect spare change in order to provide vaccines for children around the world.
To this day, UNICEF has raised more than $164 million through its Trick-or-Treat campaign. UNICEF buys more vaccines than any other organization in the world. In 2010 alone, they bought 2.3 billion doses of vaccines for children and moms in developing countries.
Northwood’s Key Club takes part in this program by raising money that goes to “Project Eliminate,” a project by UNICEF that provides maternal and neonatal tetanus vaccines to mothers and infants in impoverished countries.
“In past years we’ve raised an excess of $300 for the program, and all of the money goes to help the children,” said Key Club adviser Jeanette VanVickle.
Senior Anna Brown has been participating for years now and appreciates what it does.
“Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is a great experience because it takes [a] greedy holiday where kids go out and get candy, and turns it into something that can help others,” said Brown.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes can be accessed through the Northwood Key Club.