- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe and in the United States, UNICEF USA is launching a virtual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF experience in order to comply with the World Health Organization guidelines around social distancing and avoiding crowds.
- While UNICEF USA will not be mailing physical boxes, we will be sharing all the excitement and kids-helping-kids impact of our favorite holiday.
- Beginning October 1st, teachers and parents are encouraged to register children and create an online profile by visiting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF where they will receive a Virtual Collection Box with a customized link and QR code.
- By participating in fun activities and watching educational videos, children will earn Trick-or-Treat Coins that add up to real-life earnings.
- As coins are collected, children will be able to say where they'd like their earnings go, empowering them and connecting their efforts to positive impact for children around the world.
We understand that trick-or-treating will look very different for teachers, parents and children this year. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will be an entirely virtual experience, and all are encouraged and welcomed to register, participate and safely celebrate Halloween.
Since 1950, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds have helped save and improve children's lives around the world.
works in 190 countries and territories and reaches millions of children with immunizations, education, health care, nutrition,
water and sanitation, emergency relief, and more — with the help of your support!
The 2020 virtual campaign runs from October 1, 2020 to November 15, 2020. You can help save and protect children any time of the year by donating to UNICEF right now! Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds submitted after June 30, 2021 will be applied to the next year's campaign.
Those who have registered will be able to see total coins that have been collected and donated on the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF virtual platform. You will not be able to see the names of those who have donated.
- To donate to UNICEF, please visit www.unicefusa.org or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS.
- For shareable information about Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, visit our social press kit and use hashtag #ToT4UNICEF.
If you do not want your donations to go to any of the items in your box, we will allocate the funds to where they are needed most.
We will do everything necessary to honor your allocations. Whatever is in your Virtual Collection Box is equal to the amount we will honor.
- UNICEF reaches millions of children in over 190 countries and territories by supporting broad-based programs and projects. UNICEF operates at the highest levels of government to help shape national agendas for children while supporting program implementation in the field.
- This approach gives UNICEF unique insights into how best to save and protect the world's children, but it doesn't allow us to fund a specific person, project, school or country.
- Within the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF virtual platform, you will be able to make a donation selection. *See partner code section below for more details.
KIWANIS FAMILY CLUBS (KEY CLUBS, CIRCLE K, K-KIDS CLUBS, BUILDER'S CLUBS, AKTION CLUBS)
- Key Club International, a student-led service leadership program of Kiwanis International, is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Key Club has been Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF since 1994, raising over $7 million, and is currently a National Partner for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign.
- Combating iodine deficiency worldwide and HIV and AIDS in Kenya and Swaziland are just some of the programs Key Club has supported.
Kiwanis International and UNICEF joined forces to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) worldwide. This historic initiative, called The Eliminate Project, aims to put an end to this cruel, centuries-old disease. It will also help pave the way for the delivery of other lifesaving services, such as clean water, nutrition and other vaccines. UNICEF USA and Kiwanis International are working to raise $110 million to provide women with lifesaving vaccines to protect them and their future newborns. For more information, please visit TheEliminateProject.org.
This year, all funds raised by Circle K International members will go towards their WASH project, benefitting UNICEF's WASH programs in Haiti. Learn more about the WASH project by visiting CircleK.org/WASH.
Of course! All funds raised by any of these Kiwanis-family club will go towards the Eliminate Project.
During this unprecedented time and to enforce social distancing, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will be entirely digital this year with no physical box distribution.
Through the month of October, when you register here, you will receive a Virtual Collection Box with a customized URL link and QR code where digital actions will be routed through their personalized box.
No, you will not be able to use a physical coin box. The Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF virtual experience allows each individual to receive their own, personalized Virtual Collection Box.
If you mail in a check, you will receive a physical acknowledgement letter. Please allow at least three–four weeks from the date UNICEF received your donation for your acknowledgment letter and certificate of appreciation to be delivered. If it has been more than 4 weeks, please email us or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS.
Please call 1.800.FOR.KIDS with the following information:
- Your Name
- Name of Organization
- Zip Code
- Gift Amount
Once UNICEF receives this information, it will take at least two–three weeks for your new acknowledgment letter
be delivered. Please note that Coinstar® receipts
receive their own acknowledgements; therefore you may receive
than one “Thank You” letter!
By participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, kids learn positive values, like empathy and global awareness through project-based learning. Triple the moment's impact with UNICEF Kid Power's social and emotional aligned interactive videos that also generate local and global impact!
Partner codes are distributed to select UNICEF USA partner organizations. Partner codes are entered on the Virtual Collection Box page where groups will have customized donation selections.
Partner codes are distributed to select UNICEF USA partner organizations. Please contact your organization if you did not receive your partner code. Partners include:
Key Club, Kiwanis, K-Kids, Builder's, Aktion clubs
Circle K International
Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG)
Delta Sigma Theta
Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association
General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC)
Physician Moms Group (PMG)
Sudanese American Medical Association (SAMA)
Yes. UNICEF USA's National CFCI Learning Community will receive access to their own customized partner code, TOT-CFCI.
There can only be one partner code applied at a time. Please choose the partner code that is most applicable to your group.
Select UNICEF USA partners that receive their own, unique partner code can share with others in their organization or group.
Classrooms and groups are encouraged to register where they will receive a Virtual Collection Box with a customized link and QR code. When you register to start your own fundraiser you will gain access to resources and activities that you can share with your participants. They can help fundraise using those resources, or unlock funds doing the activities!
No. Anyone can participate and still receive all resources.
HOW CAN I/MY SCHOOL/GROUP/CITIES/COMMUNITY DO MORE TO SUPPORT UNICEF?
Beginning October 1st, participants are encouraged to register children and create an online profile by registering for their Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Virtual Collection Box where they will receive a Virtual Collection Box with a customized link and QR code.
We recommend one person from each group set up a Virtual Collection Box by registering . Each person who registers will have access to share the customized link and QR code with everyone in their group to fundraise. This way groups can see their collective amount and would all be donated through one club.
- With 830 UNICEF High School and University/College Clubs across the country, students can continue creating
positive impact for children around the globe. Find your local UNICEF Club here or register one for your area
- Join us year-round with UNICEF Kid Power! Our
social and emotional
aligned interactive videos also generate
and global impact!
- For kids over age 13 and grown-ups, join our vast network of volunteers across the United States who have
supported UNICEF's lifesaving work for over 70 years through fundraising, advocacy and education. You can learn
about volunteering here!
- You can also host a digital fundraiser on our Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Virtual Collection Box.
- The UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) equips cities and communities to support and empower children and young people through a flexible, child rights-focused framework to create safe, equitable, just, inclusive communities. For more information about Child Friendly Cities Initiative in the Unites States, visit www.unicefusa.org/mission/usa/childfriendlycities.
- We welcome anyone interested in contributing their time and effort to UNICEF, like becoming an advocate,
club, or organizing a fundraiser. Visit the UNICEF USA Volunteers section at unicefusa.org/unite to find out
other great resources and volunteer opportunities for grown-ups and kids over age 13.
- You can encourage your kids' classroom to use UNICEF Kid Power as their brain breaks! UNICEF Kid Power's social
and emotional aligned interactive videos that also generate local and global impact! Visit
Participate in our FREE program, UNICEF Kid Power!
UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to save lives by connecting their everyday activity to real-world impact. Our platform allows kids and classrooms to participate no matter their school setting. Around the world, UNICEF empowers young people to create solutions to real-world problems. Across the United States, UNICEF Kid Power gives this same opportunity to kids, empowering them to positively impact their communities. By getting active with UNICEF Kid Power, kids unlock therapeutic food that UNICEF delivers to severely malnourished children. The more kids move, the more lives they save. By participating in hands-on Kid Power experiences, kids learn about the world around them and realize their actions have the power to make a difference.
Do not send cash through the mail. You can take coins to a local Coinstar® machine (using the code 5555) or make an equivalent donation with the amount collected using your credit card by clicking
here or by sending a check made out to UNICEF USA with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in the memo line to:
PO Box 96964
We happily accept checks. Have them made out to UNICEF USA with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in the memo line. Please send any collected checks to PO Box 96964 Washington, DC 20090-6964. Receipts will be mailed to the name and address that appears on the check.
Yes. Have the donor text TOT to UNICEF (864233) to make a $10 donation.
If your child collects cash, and you make a donation of equivalent value, you will be able to deduct the amount from your taxes. Any donor who writes a check will receive a receipt acknowledging the deductible amount. If you are remitting donations on behalf of an organization the recognition will be for the organization and not the individual.
Practicing with your kids is a great way to get them to learn how to collect donations while trick-or-treating (you might even give them their first donation!). Parents can help prepare kids by asking them questions about why they want to help other children. Parents can also prepare kids that it's okay if the person they ask to donate says no. Children should smile and thank the person, whether the person donates or not.
We're sorry for any inconvenience! If you continue experiencing an error or difficulties registering, please email us or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS.
If your friend is fundraising as part of the group, this information will show the group's name. If the name looks wrong or inaccurate to you, please confirm the customized link or QR code with your friend to ensure you are participating in the correct fundraiser.