On October 11, Key Club distributed UNICEF Trick-or-Treat boxes to its members. The boxes are used as a way to promote charity collection during the Halloween season.
Since 1950, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has asked kids of all ages to go door-to-door on Halloween with collection boxes. Key Club has supported this cause by spreading the message and boxes.
“Key Club’s purpose is to aid the community, whether that means the local community or others around the world, as we are an international club. Working with UNICEF helps our club fulfill that purpose and extends our reach around the globe,” said Tushar Varma, Leesville Key Club President.
Through this program, funds that are raised go towards providing for children in need around the world:
$5 = 13 doses of measles vaccine
$15 = Clean, safe water for one year
$50 = Lifesaving nutrition for 35 malnourished children for one day
“The boxes are important because there are children all around us that don’t have luxuries, such as medicines and other nutritional products, so through this program we are able to help,” said Varma.
Founded in 1946, UNICEF advocates for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Their efforts, through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, has helped raise more than $175 million.
“It’s a really important charity, especially with whats going on in our world today and this organization gets a lot of good support from all Key Clubs doing it. So it’s really important to participate so we can continue to help,” said Kayla Pope, Leesville Key Club Vice President.
Although this is a Key Club event, anyone can participate. Collection boxes are available in room 255 and will be collected on November 8 in the auditorium during SMART Lunch B or Student Services.