Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF


From Tuesday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 30, the UNICEF club will be running an on-campus Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program.

UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, was created in 1946 to provide food and medical care to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. UNICEF currently works to provide long-term humanitarian assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

“Traditionally, you give a box to a kid and they trick or treat, but instead of getting candy, they get money [to donate to UNICEF],” secretary Hannah VanBuren said. “In this case we’re giving them to midblock classes and the midblock class that raises the most money gets a pizza party,”

The UNICEF club distributed boxes to each midblock class and will collect the proceeds throughout the contest until Friday, Oct. 30.

“The proceeds are used to help children in developing countries, so a lot of the time it’s to fund their education systems, give them clean food and water or medical assistance,” vice president Mira Saad said.

This is the club’s first year at Hagerty, and was founded by seniors Saad, VanBuren and Madeline Ninno.

“[We] had the idea that we wanted to do something like this, and then we looked it up and found that you could have a UNICEF chapter at your own high school, so we just all decided that we should do it,” Saad said.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is the first fundraiser the club has done this year, with future events including the Tap Water Project and a movie night to raise funds for victims of human trafficking.