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Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

This fall U.S. Fund for UNICEF introduced a new cast of characters on its Trick-or-Treat collection boxes. You’re also invited to design and submit your own Halloween character for a chance to be part of next year’s collection. Follow these steps to enter the Create-a-Character Contest. Three winning designs will become part of the limited edition 2013 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Box Collection. Winners from three age categories will receive up to 1,000 boxes with their featured design to distribute in their community.

Over 50 years have passed since UNICEF and the General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church began working together to save and improve the lives of children around the world. From that time, we have seen significant success in our shared efforts: Worldwide child mortality rates have been reduced by more than half; we have new vaccines and technology that can protect children. Real solutions exist to save lives.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF Box

This fall U.S. Fund for UNICEF introduces Create-a-Character Contest where three winning designs will become part of the limited edition 2013 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Box Collection.

Yet challenges remain: Every day, 19,000 children under age five will die of preventable causes. Countless others will be abused, denied an education, and deprived of necessities like clean water. More will be forced into labor, prostitution and armed conflict. Millions of children will be excluded or ignored because of discrimination and poverty.

We know it does not have to be that way. UNICEF stands for all children, in all situations, all of the time. And so do United Methodists.

We will stand together until we have eliminated these threats to the world's children.

Collaborating again

This is why the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the General Board of Church & Society are collaborating again through Trick or Treat for UNICEF.

On Oct. 27, which marks UN Sunday, the General Board of Church & Society will focus its attention to some of the world’s most vulnerable people, particularly migrant and indigenous children and youths.

 

By participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF, you help deliver life-saving assistance to all children in need, including the hardest to reach populations, such as migrant and indigenous.

By participating in Trick or Treat for UNICEF, you help deliver lifesaving assistance to all children in need.

Last year, United Methodists raised more than $150,000 through Trick or Treat for UNICEF, providing invaluable support for UNICEF programs that save and improve countless children’s lives.

We ask you to join us again this year in encouraging young and old alike to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, so that we can move even closer to the day when there are zero children denied their most basic rights.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

To find out how you can participate in Trick or Treat for UNICEF and improve the lives of kids globally, visit Trick or Treat for UNICEF.

We extend our most heartfelt thanks to United Methodists worldwide for their steadfast support of Trick or Treat for UNICEF and for their unparalleled commitment to protecting the lives of all children, everywhere.

Editor's note: Jim Winkler is General Secretary of the General Board of Church & Society. Caryl Stern is President of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Download the joint letter to share with your congregation.

Letter to the Editor