You and your club are excited about participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Now what? Every great fundraiser requires planning and preparation. Note these key dates:

Early September

Plan your fundraising event. Brainstorm ideas with your club members and ask other Kiwanis-family members to help out.

Need some ideas? Check out our fundraising ideas to get started.


If your club participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF last year, you’ll automatically receive 30 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes at your school in mid-September.

New to the project? No problem! Starting in early September, you can order boxes for your club from the Kiwanis Family Store.

Late September to early October

Spread the word about your event and The Eliminate Project. If you need ideas for how to promote both your event and The Eliminate Project, use the public relations toolkit or these social media resources.

Late October

If you go door-to-door tell people why you are collecting coins. Not sure what to say? Use one of these scripts. Don’t forget to thank your donors. Print and hand out these thank you cards or create your own.

Early November to late December

Halloween’s in the past. Now it’s the season of giving, right? You have worked hard to raise money for The Eliminate Project. Now’s the time to transform the funds you raised into something good.

Once you have collected all of your donations, send a check or money order (made payable to Kiwanis International Foundation) and a completed gift form to:

The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office
Kiwanis Children's Fund
3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268
ATTN: Trick-or-Treat

Be sure to write your club name or club number on the memo line of the check.

Clubs that raise and submit more than US$250 by December 30 will receive a special banner patch. So don’t forget to send in the funds you raise by the deadline!