Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Brings Communities at the Children's Museum

October 25, 2018

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 68 years ago as a way to help kids still affected by World War II. Since then, millions of children across the United States have gone door to door on Halloween with UNICEF collection boxes, calling out, "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!" The annual tradition of Kids Helping Kids® — involving donations big and small — has helped to raise nearly $177 million since 1950.

During the month of October, UNICEF USA participates in the Halloween celebrations at the Houston Children's Museum and inspires local communities to take part in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program. Children stop by and hang out with UNICEF USA representatives and pick up their Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box. Additionally, UNICEF USA volunteers (UNITE) open dialogues to educate families about UNICEF and its programs. They talk about emergency relief for kids in need of clean water, medicine, nutrition, and education in the grandiose Kids' Hall of the museum. 

We thank UNITE for their dedication and time to help UNICEF USA's goals. A special thanks to the students from the Houston Community College (HCC) who are certainly empowered with the resources and skills to be effective global citizens - thinking globally and acting locally for the world's most vulnerable children. HCC has definitely taken advantage of this opportunity and they are empowered to make a significant difference in the world.

Besides Trick-or-Treat, the UNICEF UNITE team in Houston has organized and supported numerous other activities and events. You can learn more about how to be involved with UNICEF USA and the UNITE team in Houston at unicefusa.org/unite.