Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 69 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 more than $175 million since 1950.
69 Years of Tradition
Read about Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’s founder Mary Emma Allison.
Since 1950, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds have helped save and improve children's lives around the world.
works in 190 countries 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 2019 campaign runs from September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019. But you can
help save and protect children
time of the year by donating to UNICEF right now! Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds submitted after June 30, 2020
be applied to the next year’s campaign.
UNICEF reaches millions of children in over 190 countries and territories by supporting broad-based programs
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
protect the world’s children, but it doesn’t allow us to fund a specific person, project, school or country.
While UNICEF appreciates your spirit of giving, we are only able to accept monetary donations. Cash can make a
much stronger impact and save more lives because it:
- Allows disaster relief professionals to procure exactly what is needed;
- Is much more efficient and cost-effective to administer;
- Can pay for relief supplies and programs located nearer to the affected area because transport costs can
the value of materials donated;
- Supports the economy of the region affected, providing employment and income; and
- Ensures culturally, dietary and environmentally appropriate giving.
Find a local Coinstar® that takes UNICEF USA
UNICEF USA code for Coinstar® machines is 5555.
No, you won't. You or your school/group will get a tax-deductible receipt with mailing instructions if you or
school/group would like to receive an acknowledgment from the UNICEF USA. To find your closest Coinstar®
visit their kiosk finder.
Please fill out the donation
form and mail it to:
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
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.
will also help pave the way for the delivery of other lifesaving services, such as clean water, nutrition and
vaccines. UNICEF USA and Kiwanis International are working to raise $110 million to provide women with
vaccines to protect them and their future newborns. For more information, please visit TheEliminateProject.org.
- Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has empowered generations to make lasting change in their global community by
donations on Halloween to help save and protect children.
- 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,
over $7 million.
- Combating iodine deficiency worldwide and HIV and AIDS in Kenya and Swaziland are just some of the programs
Club has supported.
- Since 2011, Key Club’s Trick-or-Treat donations have funded The Eliminate Project, which supports the
of maternal and neonatal tetanus globally. For more information, visit TheEliminateProject.org or
After Labor Day, every club that turned in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF funds last year will receive a fundraising
kit that includes Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection boxes, a welcome letter, useful information on the
a Kiwanis-family gift form and a return envelope. All Kiwanis-family programs, including Circle K International,
encouraged to get involved. So, if your club did not participate last year but would like to — or if you need
additional boxes — please visit TheEliminateProject.org/TrickOrTreat, where you’ll also
find fundraising ideas.
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, and order boxes, visit CircleK.org/WASH.
- Once you’ve collected all of your donations, send a check or money order (made payable to the Kiwanis
Fund) and your completed gift form to:
Kiwanis Children's Fund
P.O. Box 6457 – Dept. #286
Indianapolis, IN 46206
- Write your club name or club number on the memo line of the check so your club’s efforts can be
- Download Gift form for Aktion Club, Builders Club, K-Kids, Key Club and Kiwanis Clubs here.
- Download Gift form for Circle K Clubs here.
MATERIALS, ORDERS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Online ordering for 2019 is open! Please order your boxes using our online form. Families and individuals can
order through October 14, 2019 and schools and groups can order through
October 24, 2019.
Regular group orders will start shipping after September 9, 2019. Please
up to 5 business days for your
order to be processed for shipping. Most orders will be shipped via UPS Ground. When your order ships you will
receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking information. If you have any issues please email us or call
1.800.FOR.KIDS with your tracking number, if possible.
Regular orders are sent via USPS with no tracking and will begin shipping approximately October 16, 2019.
Please allow at least three–four weeks from the date UNICEF received your donation for your acknowledgment
and certificate of appreciation to be delivered. If it has been more than 4 weeks, please email us or call
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!
If you did not receive the quantity necessary to implement Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF at your school you can
us or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS and we will do our best to assist you.
believe it’s our responsibility
use every dollar we receive wisely. We print limited education and fundraising materials for schools and
groups to keep our costs low so that UNICEF can help more children.
Our materials can be downloaded at here.
Families and individuals can also set up fundraisers online at Crowdrise.com/TrickOrTreatForUNICEF.
You can access our printable certificates, do-it-yourself box, and letter home about the program here.
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!
Individuals and families can Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF online this year through Crowdrise — an online community
that makes it fun and easy to raise funds by involving friends and personal networks. For more information on
Crowdrise works please see their FAQs.
HOW CAN I/MY SCHOOL/GROUP DO MORE TO SUPPORT UNICEF?
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 Crowdrise page.
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. Around the world, UNICEF empowers young people to
solutions to real-world problems. Across the United States, UNICEF Kid Power gives this same opportunity to
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
actions have the power to make a difference.
Group orders can be rushed by calling 1.800.FOR.KIDS. However, we can’t
rush orders for individuals. If
need a box in a hurry, use our do-it-yourself printable label found here.
All orders are shipped to arrive before October 30, 2019. If you are
as a school or a group, please
up to 5 business days for your order to be processed for shipping. Most orders will be shipped via UPS Ground.
can track your shipment from your shipping confirmation email. If you are ordering as an individual, these
will begin to be packed and shipped on October 16th in the order in which they were received. On rare occasions,
boxes may get lost by mistake during shipment. Please contact customer service at 1.800.FOR.KIDS if you believe
package is lost and need a replacement.
Do not send cash through the mail. You can take coins to a local Coinstar® machine or make an equivalent
with for the amount collected using your credit card at our
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF page or by sending a check
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
We happily accept checks. Have them made out to UNICEF USA with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in the memo line.
send any collected checks to UNICEF USA by mail, using the donation form on the Donate page. Receipts will be
to the name and address that appears on the check.
Yes. Have the donor text TOT to UNICEF (864233) to make a $5 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
remitting donations on behalf of an organization the recognition will be for the organization and not the
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
they want to help other children. Parents can also prepare kids that it’s okay if the person they ask to donate
no. Children should smile and thank the person, whether the person donates or not.