From time to time we share donor and campaign information with National and Local Affiliate Organizations, and a list of top fundraising schools and groups is published annually on the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s website. If you would prefer that we do not include the name of your organization, please send us an email at email@example.com or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS.
We encourage you to send funds in as soon as possible so that UNICEF can put donations to work right away. However, the 2013 campaign runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and funds must be submitted by June 30 in order to be accepted.
UNICEF supports broad-based programs and projects in over 190 countries and territories worldwide, reaching millions of children each year. We work to reduce the daily number of preventable deaths of children from 19,000 down to zero. UNICEF is effective because it works on a variety of levels: from the highest levels of government by helping to shape national agendas for children, down to the field levels, by supporting program implementation. Unfortunately, because of UNICEF's broad work and structure, it is impossible to fund a specific person, project, school or country. Every donation is essential to our goal of reaching zero, especially in the places where children need our help most.
However, though a donation for a specific country cannot be guaranteed, you may earmark your donation for a specific area (e.g., “Middle East”). The money for each region will then be allocated to the countries within its borders on a need-based system, with the countries in the most need of our help receiving the largest donation. In addition, you may also designate your donation to one of our core program areas: education, emergencies, HIV/AIDS, immunization or malnutrition. Simply include a letter with your or your school/group’s donation clearly stating where you would like your money to go and we will try our best to accommodate your wishes. However, we do encourage you to allow UNICEF to use your donation where kids need it the most. Together, we will reach ZERO. Thank you for your support to help save children’s lives!
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will raise funds to help save children’s lives in over 190 countries and territories through immunization, education, health care, nutrition, clean water, and sanitation. After all donations have been submitted, UNICEF will identify the countries where these needs are the greatest and will report on the specific programs to which the money has been allocated. All of our work, everywhere, springs from the belief that we can reach a day when ZERO children die from preventable causes. Your donation is crucial to reaching that goal.
No. You or your school/group will get a tax-deductible receipt with mailing instructions if you or your school/group would like to receive an acknowledgment from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Please mail your receipt to:
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
KEY CLUBS, K-KIDS, BUILDER’S CLUB
The Eliminate Project is Kiwanis International’s Global Campaign for Children that will eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus in partnership with UNICEF and others. This swift, painful disease takes the life of a newborn every nine minutes, yet it is highly preventable. More than 100 million women of childbearing age need to be vaccinated to protect them and their newborns from this disease. An average of US$1.80 will provide three doses of vaccine and other activities needed to protect a mother and her future newborns. For more information, please visit www.TheEliminateProject.org.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has empowered generations to make lasting change in their global community by collecting donations on Halloween for UNICEF. Key Club has been Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF since 1994, and over the years has raised more than US$6 million for iodine deficiency programs worldwide, HIV and AIDS programs in Kenya and Swaziland, programs for teens in Uruguay, and since 2011The Eliminate Project, which supports the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus globally. For more information, visit www.TheEliminateProject.org/KeyClub or www.unicefusa.org/keyclub.
Every club that has participated in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF the past two years will receive a fundraising kit after Labor Day that includes Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection boxes, a welcome letter, a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign one-pager, a Kiwanis-family giving form and a return envelope. Check the participating club list to see if your club will receive boxes. If your club did not participate last year but would like to do so this year or if additional boxes are needed after you receive your kit, please visit www.TheEliminateProject.org/trickortreat.
All Kiwanis-family programs, including Circle K International, are encouraged to raise funds for the Eliminate Project by participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. There are numerous ways to rally your club members and raise funds. Visit www.TheEliminateProject.org/trickortreat for fundraising ideas or come up with your own.
Yes, all elementary school teachers are eligible to enter the contest. For more information, please visit trickortreatforunicef.org/challenge.
Where do I send the funds I have raised with my Key Club/Kiwanis Club/Circle K Club/Builders Club/K Kids Club/Aktion Club?
Once you’ve collected all of your donations, send a check or money order (made payable to the Kiwanis International Foundation) and your completed gift form to:
The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office
Kiwanis International Foundation
3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268 USA
Write your club name or club number on the memo line of the check so we can recognize your club’s efforts to help eliminate MNT.
MATERIALS, ORDERS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
While UNICEF appreciates your spirit of giving, we are only able to accept monetary donations. Cash can make a much stronger impact and save more lives than donations of goods.
Here are some of the most important reasons why cash is the best donation:
- Cash allows disaster relief professionals to procure exactly what is needed in a disaster situation.
- Cash is the most efficient donation because it has low administrative costs.
- Cash donations do not require transportation costs, which can outweigh the value of materials donated.
- Cash supports the economy of the disaster-stricken region, providing employment and income.
- Cash donations ensure culturally, dietary, and environmentally appropriate giving.
Simply put, cash donations provide the most "bang for the buck."
Upon receipt of your donation, please allow at least 3-4 weeks for your acknowledgment letter and certificate of appreciation to be delivered. If it has been more than 4 weeks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS.
Please call (800) FOR-KIDS and be prepared to provide the following information:
Name of Organization
Upon receipt of this information, please allow at least 2-3 weeks for your new acknowledgment letter to be delivered.
As stewards for the world’s vulnerable children, we believe it’s our responsibility to wisely use every dollar received. To help us reduce our costs and help more children, we only print a limited number of education and fundraising materials. Materials can be downloaded soon by visiting our resources page.
YEAR-ROUND PARTICIPATION WITH UNICEF
Visit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Action Center at http://volunteers.unicefusa.org/, which includes several volunteer activities and resources for volunteers over age 13.
UNICEF is no longer able to offer the services of the Information Center on Children's Cultures. The only agency that we can refer you to is World Pen Pals, P.O. Box 337, Saugerties, NY 12477. You may also call them at (845) 246-7828. There are also many pen-pal organizations to be found on the Internet.
Because of the volume of requests, UNICEF is unable to provide a speaker or UNICEF representative because 90% of UNICEF staff are located in countries around the world working on delivering aid.
Interested in learning more about UNICEF and global citizenship? Email email@example.com for more information.
Global Citizenship Fellows are on the ground mobilizing communities, creating a cadre of impassioned, globally-minded ambassadors inviting schools participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to join us to inspire their communities to act on behalf of children around the world.
Global Citizenship Fellows work in the following locations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/North Texas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami/Dade, Nashville, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.