*Update: Thanks for making a difference for moms and babies this Halloween by collecting coins instead of candy. Now is the time to turn in your hard-earned funds and celebrate your success. Share this special thank you video message from Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF ambassador Laura Marano with your club to thank them for their efforts.
Scare up some funds and fun this Halloween by participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. It’s a great opportunity to collect donations instead of candy or to bring club members together for a fabulous event or party. All money collected by Kiwanis-family members through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will once again support The Eliminate Project and help save moms and babies.
Did you know? A proud participant in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF since 1994, Key Club has raised more than US$6 million for child survival and development programs around the world—from efforts to eliminate iodine deficiency disorder to HIV/AIDS initiatives in Kenya and Swaziland. Starting in 2012 Key Club joined other Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to raise money for The Eliminate Project.
You could raise funds door-to-door, host a trunk-or-treat, zombie walk, horror fest, pumpkin smash, “Twilight” dance, haunted house or even an old-fashioned pumpkin pie baking (or eating) contest…or come up with your own idea!
How to take part
The process is easy! You can participate in five simple steps:
- Decide with your club what kind of fundraiser you’ll do.
- Order your collection boxes.
- Collect donations.
- Fill out the gift form and submit it with your club’s donations.
- Celebrate! You’re helping save moms and babies.
Once you’ve collected all of your donations, send a check or money order (made payable to the Kiwanis International Foundation) and your completed gift form to:
The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office
Kiwanis International Foundation
3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268 USA
Be sure to write your club name or club number on the memo line of the check.
It’s important to send your check directly to the Kiwanis International Foundation so we can keep track of all funds raised by Kiwanis-family clubs. Together, Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs like yours plan to raise US$7 million of the total US$110 million Kiwanis will raise by 2015 for The Eliminate Project.
This year, the Service Leadership Program goal is to beat last year’s Trick-or-Treat total and raise more than US$1 million. We need help from you and your club!
Clubs that raise and submit more than US$250 by December 31, 2013, will receive a special banner patch. So don’t forget to send in the funds you raise by the deadline!
Learn about additional recognition items.
First, check out our fundraising ideas to jump-start your brainstorming. As you plan your event, use our suggested timeline to stay on track. See the quick links at right for more helpful resources. Happy trick-or-treating!