Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Celebrates 65 Years by Teaming up with The Peanuts Movie
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang encourage American kids to get involved and help save other kids around the world.
This year, the iconic Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign will celebrate its 65th anniversary by joining forces with another American classic: Peanuts, also turning 65 in the fall. The entire Peanuts crew will be heading to the big screen this November with the release of The Peanuts Movie and teaming up with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to encourage children to raise funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs. The original Kids Helping Kids® campaign—is one of the longest-running youth volunteer initiatives in America that encourages children to go door-to-door on Halloween and collect coins in support of UNICEF’s work. Since 1950, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has raised more than $175 million for UNICEF to provide children around the world with medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education.
In addition to children traditionally going door-to-door on Halloween to raise funds for UNICEF or fundraising online at www.trickortreatforunicef.org, teachers of grade K-12 students can participate in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF School Challenge throughout the fall. The School Challenge will engage educators and schools through an essay contest focused on encouraging global citizenship in the classroom and community. The top 15 essay competition entrants will receive $500 of Scholastic books. Entries must be submitted online by Dec. 1, 2015 to be considered.
About UNICEF The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.