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.
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.
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.