UNICEF Canada knows that Halloween 2021 may look a little different. This year, their iconic orange trick-or-treat donation boxes will once again be replaced by the Halloween Walk-a-thon campaign. It's easy for kids and families to get in on the fun-draising spirit this season.
Families can raise money through their personal donation website throughout the month of October. New this year ― kids will receive a personalized "digital orange box" to drum up extra dollars on their Halloween evening walk. The QR code on their Halloween Hero Card will link directly to their donation page.
Funds raised have never been more needed. The money collected will support UNICEF's work to ensure every child has the essentials they need to grow up safe and healthy: nutritious food, clean water, education and health care.
How do the funds help?
● $22 can provide 54 packets of Plumpy'Nut therapeutic food to nourish 18 malnourished children.
● $62 can help provide safe water, soap, and help reduce waterborne illnesses for 371 children.
● $100 can provide 24 children with school supplies including backpacks filled with the classroom essentials a child needs to learn, thrive and reach their full potential.
● $260 can provide 795 life-saving vaccines to protect 300 children from preventable diseases like measles, polio and tetanus. UNICEF is the largest single vaccine buyer in the world
To donate or to find out how to get involved, visit unicef.ca/Halloween.
Families who sign up by October 18th will receive a fun-filled walk-a-thon welcome package in the mail, including their very own Halloween Hero Cards.