A reminder to set aside coins for Halloween, as many trick-or-treaters will be looking to collect your spare change on behalf of UNICEF, which raises millions of dollars for children who’ve been victims of war, natural disasters, exploitation or disease.
The funds Wellesley trick-or-treaters raise help children in Mali to get life-saving rehydration salts; ensure that mothers and newborns in remote Bolivian mountain areas survive childbirth by way of UNICEF-trained mid-wives; and help keep Laotian teenage girls in school and therefore out of child marriage with the help of UNICEF social workers. Those are just a few examples of the important work that UNICEF funds every year.
Last year, Bates students raised enough money to fund the equivalent of providing two clean water pumps and a medical delivery bicycle.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF provides more info.
Any checks given in lieu of coins may be made out to the “U.S. Fund for UNICEF”.