Trick-or-treating has been a long-time tradition in the United States, and Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF has helped spread the joy of skipping from house-to-house with family and friends, dressed as a witch or a princess or a vampire, to outside of the U.S. too.
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Check out what’s new this Halloween! Thanks to FEED Projects and HSN – Proud Supporters for the 2010 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign — there’s a new way to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this year AND help children in need. Trick-or-Treaters can carry the brand new FEED Trick-or-Treat bag while collecting donations for the children of the world in their orange Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes. When the box fills up – start filling up the bag!
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UNICEF Next Generation members, Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson, combined their passion for UNICEF and their company, FEED Projects, to create the first ever FEED Trick-or-Treat bag to benefit UNICEF. Brand new this year, the bags are available exclusively at HSN and hsn.com starting September 16, 2010. For every FEED Trick-or-Treat bag purchased, HSN will donate $3.50, which will enable UNICEF to provide enough micronutrient powders for one child in the developing world for ONE YEAR! As a testimony to their commitment to caring about every community, HSN is donating not only their airtime to promote the bag, but also 100% of their profits ($3.50 per bag) to support UNICEF!
These burlap carriers are not only a new way to collect treats while collecting donations for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, but they also help combat a critical issue facing millions of children worldwide. Malnutrition contributes to nearly one half of all preventable deaths of children under five years old. This is absolutely unacceptable! But now there is another way to help. Supporters can carry their FEED Trick-or-Treat bag with pride this year during Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’s 60th anniversary, knowing that because of their purchase, HSN will help UNICEF move one step closer in fighting the battle against childhood malnutrition.
We are happy to announce Toys”R”Us, Inc. is the new National Sponsor of the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!
Kids and families can pick up collection boxes at the Guest Services desks in any Toys”R”Us® and Babies”R”Us® store nationwide through October 30, 2010, while supplies last. For participating store locations or more information, please visit http://www.toysrusinc.com/store-locator/.
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In addition, the company is also the first national partner in U.S. Fund for UNICEF history to launch a fully integrated customer fundraising campaign benefiting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF! That means customers can make a donation at cash registers in stores nationwide or online at www.Toysrus.com/UNICEF. All funds collected by Toys”R”Us, Inc. during the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign will be directed to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help children in need around the world by providing lifesaving programs including health care, clean water, nutrition, education and emergency relief.
And if you’re looking for a fun Halloween activity, Toys”R”Us will offer trick-or-treaters across the country the opportunity to decorate their very own Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box before they set out to fundraise on Halloween! Kids and families can participate in the box design activity on October 30 at “Geoffrey’s Halloween Parade” events at Toys”R”Us stores nationwide. After you design your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box, make sure you say hello to the Toys”R”Us mascot, “Geoffrey the Giraffe.”
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