This Halloween, for the 62nd year, kids went door-to-door to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, helping UNICEF fulfill the needs of the worldâ€™s most vulnerable children. Kids, schools, families, community groups, corporations, and non-governmental organizations joined in supporting Americaâ€™s longest-running youth engagement campaign through a variety of ways, all joining together to make this yearâ€™s campaign one of the best ones yet.
A large part of the success of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is due to the efforts of companies and organizations that champion for this extraordinary campaign. Weâ€™d like to give a big thank you to these supporters who are helping to stand up for vulnerable children around the world through their participation in this yearâ€™s campaign:
- Key Club International, a student-led service leadership program of Kiwanis International, has been Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF since 1994. Through the years students have raised more than $5 million by going door-to-door and hosting a variety of events like Halloween â€śSpooktacularâ€ť parties and haunted houses. This year, their efforts will support The Eliminate Project, helping wipe out maternal and neonatal tetanus. For more information visit keyclub.org.
- MediaVest was a first-time supporter this yearâ€”part of Starcom MediaVest Group and one of the leading, full-service media specialist companiesâ€”and lent its support for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF through an integrated national media campaign. Since 2008, MediaVest has been a proud promotional supporter of the UNICEF Tap Project, a national campaign to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF to provide clean water for the worldâ€™s children.
- American Airlines, for the fourth consecutive year, supported Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF through UNICEFâ€™s Change for Good program.Â From Oct. 24-31, American Airlines flight attendant volunteers, known as Champions for Children, carried Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection boxes for donations of foreign and domestic currency from travelers on selected international flights. Americanâ€™s customers also donated their unused change in special Halloween-themed collection boxes at Admirals ClubÂ® lounges and Flagship LoungesÂ® throughout October.
- CoinstarÂ®, now in its 15th year, again helped make Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF easy for participants of all ages. For 365 days a year, participants of our grassroots initiative can quickly empty their collection boxes into over 11,000 Coinstar kiosks in participating supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, and financial institutions across the U.S. Coinstar owns and operates a network of self-service coin counting machines in retail locations throughout the U.S., Canada, the UK, Puerto Rico and Ireland. To find the nearest participating Coinstar center, visit coinstar.com.
Thank you to all of our 2012 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF supporters for making Halloween count this year!