On Sunday, October 25th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Atlanta Youth Advocates Board hosted children and their families at a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF event at the home of Southeast Regional Board member Ginny Brewer. At the event, families gathered to learn how UNICEF protects the world’s most disadvantaged children in four areas: nutrition; education; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and health.
Celebrating Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’s 65th Anniversary, the Youth Advocates Board engaged and inspired children and their families to get involved with UNICEF to save and protect young lives all over the world.
An event highlight was the “Price is Right”, an interactive game where the children enthusiastically guessed the prices of critical items in UNICEF’s work such as mosquito nets to prevent malaria, or packets of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic food such as nutritious peanut paste. The game brought home how little it takes to save a child’s life from malaria, disease, or malnutrition and to provide them with access to clean and safe water. A ready-to-use food packet costs just 18 cents, and a mere $220 can initiate long-lasting benefits by providing children with access to education through UNICEF’s School-In-A-Box.
The event ended with a group challenge to collect coins throughout the year and a promise to come together in the spring to see how much their collected change will serve to improve, protect and foster lasting change in the lives of UNICEF’s children around the world.