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‘Scary’ changes afoot for trick-or-treat for UNICEF

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From page A4 | October 17, 2012 |

On Halloween night, children throughout Davis will continue a tradition that began in Philadelphia in 1947, when kids carried decorated milk cartons to raise money to help their peers in war-torn Europe. Trick-or-treating for UNICEF has been a tradition in Davis for more than 30 years, and this Halloween is no exception.

But things will be a little different this year. Instead of the traditional, bright orange collection boxes, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has introduced “characters” on Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection boxes. You might see collection boxes disguised as spooky, black cats; green Frankenstein monsters; vampires; witches; or jack-o-lanterns.

Although adults might be scratching their heads at the change, Alee Holman-Evans, a third-grader at North Davis Elementary Schools, reports that they are “way better” designs than the traditional boxes.

“So look for trick-or-treaters for UNICEF, with their new boxes, this Halloween night,” says Davis program coordinator Jennifer Holman. “They aren’t asking for much. Pocket change can make a huge difference.”

Each year, millions of kids worldwide die of preventable diseases. Just 7 cents can provide a packet of oral rehydration salts to help save the life of a child suffering from severe dehydration due to drinking contaminated water, Holman says. A quarter can provide clean water to 10 kids for a day. Just a bit more, 28 cents, can immunize a child against measles.

A donation of $17 can immunize one child for life against the six leading child-killing diseases: measles, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and tuberculosis. A little over $80 will buy and place a bike that will transport all these supplies to remote communities.

“This is a terrifically successful program in Davis,” Holman says. “It not only gives kids an opportunity to learn about less advantaged children around the world but provides them a way to help.

“Last year alone, the children of Davis raised $12,949 for the world’s children through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. With matching grants, since 1998, the total contribution from the Davis community to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has been $ 276,652.”

In fact, the children of Davis have been named official UNICEF dmissaries by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for several years running in recognition of their contribution to UNICEF.

Teachers and parent volunteers are organizing at elementary schools around town. Permission forms to participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will go home, usually with PTA newsletters, in mid-October. UNICEF collection boxes will be distributed to students who return their permission forms.

All funds raised are sent to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, a charity rated by both Forbes and Charity Navigator as exceptional. For more information about Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, to volunteer, or to obtain a UNICEF collection box, contact Holman at 530-758-3977 or jholman@rmmenvirolaw.com or visit http://groups.dcn.org/davisuna.

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