Halloween Donations Make a Difference Around the World | UNICEF USA

Halloween Donations Make a Difference Around the World

Every day, somewhere in the world, UNICEF is saving and improving children's lives. Read the story below to learn how your Halloween donation can help provide kids in need with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

HSN, Inc. Empowers Women and Families Around the World

HSNi Cares, the philanthropic arm of interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. (HSNi), raises awareness and critical funds to help UNICEF ensure children around the world are safe and healthy. Since 2010, all HSNi brands have raised over $2.5 million to support UNICEF’s lifesaving programs.

Andrea Masterson is the Director of Corporate Responsibility for HSNi and works to harness the creativity, passion, and talent of the company’s employees to support causes that are important to them and their customers. She will tell anyone who asks, “I have the best job at HSNi!”

A few years ago, Andrea had an opportunity to visit UNICEF programs in Malaysia and see firsthand how companies like HSNi impact children. “Nothing can prepare you for seeing children hungry, homeless and vulnerable, but after I visited UNICEF’s programs, I left feeling proud to support UNICEF and inspired to do more," Andrea shared. “Knowing that I play a role in helping children drives my passion to tell UNICEF’s story in creative ways, so that our customers can feel the same way I do — proud to make a difference.”

This year, HSNi Cares is partnering with UNICEF USA to put children first in emergencies. From October 1 through 15, HSNi encouraged customers to join HSNi Cares by making a donation to help UNICEF ensure children survive and remain safe and healthy.

It’s easy for you to help children, too, by joining HSNi Cares in supporting UNICEF’s work through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Order your box today to make a difference for children around the world.

Click here to learn more about HSNi Cares’ partnership with UNICEF USA.

Haiti: Key Clubbers Help Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus

Members of Key Club International, the nation’s oldest and largest service leadership program for high school students, have been Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF since 1994. Over the years, these students have raised more than $7 million with their little orange boxes! Key Clubbers organize fundraising events and go door-to-door collecting funds for The Eliminate Project, which seeks to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a vaccine-preventable disease that disproportionately affects poor, rural communities around the world.

Thanks to their efforts, Key Clubbers can proudly say they are a part of a historic achievement: Maternal and neonatal tetanus was eliminated in Haiti this year, meaning that the entire Western Hemisphere has eliminated the disease!

MNT is an excruciating disease that affects newborns and mothers during childbirth, if the mother does not have access to healthcare. Every 15 minutes, an infant dies of tetanus somewhere in the developing world. But the good news is that MNT is entirely preventable, through immunization and hygienic birth practices. And the price is low: a series of three shots — the vaccine and injection supplies alone can be procured for 63 cents total — can give a woman immunity not only for herself, but also for her future babies.

MNT remains a threat in 16 countries around the world, primarily in Africa and South Asia, but you can help! Join Key Clubbers and Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to help protect mothers and babies from this terrible disease! Order your boxes here.

Every dollar makes an impact. Visit here to learn how your Halloween donations make a difference around the world.