It’s almost October again (How time flies!), which means that it’s that time of year again where we all get hooked with buying and making costumes for our little ones and joining every Halloween Trick or Treat event in schools, malls, villages, and even barangays!
Before all that excitement begins however, let me just share with you a little secret on how you can be a superhero this Halloween, a superhero for those in need that is.
It’s not really a secret so feel free to share this info around. 🙂
Trick or Treat for UNICEF
Trick or Treat for UNICEF is a Kids Helping Kids campaign that UNICEF has been running globally for over 60 years. To date, it has raised more than $167 million and continues to inspire the young and young at heart to make a difference in the lives of children in the Philippines and all over the world!
When I first learned about this campaign last year, I jumped at it. I felt that it was a really good idea. Apart from just asking for treats for themselves during Halloween, the kids can also use this chance to ask for donations to help other kids who are in dire need.
Last year, I learned about the campaign a tad late, when all the Halloween Trick or Treat events were almost over. This year, I vowed to get it early and spread the news so more kids can join. I think I surprised the customer service lady when I fell in line for my kit the moment they put up this sign. (I got my kit a few weeks back, it’s just now that I had the chance to post it. Oops!)
How to Become a Superhero for UNICEF
Step 1: Visit any Toy Kingdom branch. Head to the customer service and tell them that you want to get a Trick or Treat for UNICEF kit.
Step 2: Fill out an Activity Consent Form to register and get your FREE kit.
You’ll get a mask, a collection box, a badge, and an information sheet.
For the collection box, you can choose from these 6 cutie designs! You can also choose a matching mask.
Each design represents a superhero, as imaginatively created by kids. This one is Earth Saver, the artwork and superpowers designed by a 6 year old child.
Be sure to cut a hole along on the top part of the box. It comes with dotted lines but I had to cut it manually.
Step 3: Put on your favorite costume (or you can just use the mask provided) and do trick or treating as you always do every Halloween but this time, bring along your Trick or Treat Collection Box. As you hand in your pumpkin basket for treats, extend your Collection Box as well to ask for donations for UNICEF.
Repeat step 3 as many times as you wish in different trick or treating venues. 🙂
Step 4: Turn in the donations you’ve raised by November 30 at any SM Bills Payment Counter in all:
- SM Department Stores
- SM Supermarkets
- SM Hypermarkets
Step 5: Email a scanned copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 30 to receive a Trick or Treat for UNICEF Certificate of Appreciation.
Congratulations, you have now completed your training to become a Superhero for UNICEF! Continue doing good and be a superhero in your own little way! 🙂
How Your Contributions Help
The littlest of help goes a long long way. Here is what the amount of money can provide for the children and families in need:
- P500 – Helps provide 3 children with micronutrient supplements to keep them healthy
- P1,000 – Helps provide Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to 4 children with severe acute malnutrition
- P2,000 – Helps provide 40 mothers with prenatal and neonatal health monitoring during pregnancy
Advance Happy Halloween! See you guys around the Trick or Treat venues! You know how to find us. We’ll be the one with the UNICEF Collection Box on our hands. 🙂
P.S. This is NOT a paid post. Just thought I’d do my share spreading the word to get more help for those in need. 🙂