Trick-or-Treat for Unicef
The Berkeley Project Team
World Aids Day
Trick-or-Treat for Unicef:
The tradition of 'Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF' began in 1950 in the United States, when Philadelphia schoolchildren first went door-to-door at Halloween collecting money in decorated milk cartons to help their global peers.
They raised a grand total of $17, kicking off a campaign that has since brought in millions of dollars each year to help UNICEF provide medicine, better nutrition, safe water, education, emergency relief and other support to children in more than 150 countries.
And millions of children now participate in Halloween-related fund-raising campaigns in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong and other countries.
But in these campaigns, children go far beyond trick or treating in scary costumes with the familiar orange collection boxes in hand. Children and young people take part in various fun and educational events that help them gain a better understanding of child rights and the challenges facing children around the world – including poverty, killer diseases and armed conflict. They help stage events to raise funds and increase awareness about these issues, and in doing so learn that they can help change the world.
2009 UNICEF @ CAL club members, UC Berkeley students,
Oxford, Lincoln, and Emerson Elementary for helping us raise a total of $2,723.70
through your participation in Trick or Treat for UNICEF, the bake sale held on
Sproul, and the event held at Horizon Ultra Lounge in San Francisco! The George
Harrison Fund will be matching the money we raised to bring us to a grand total
Footwear Drive for Children in Haiti
2009 UNICEF at Cal completed an incredibly successful footwear drive - we collected over 300 pairs of shoes! This year, we collected footwear for children in Haiti, a region that is trying to recover from the devastating Hurricane Gustav.
Growing from just 300 New York City restaurants in 2007 to thousands across the country today, the UNICEF Tap Project has quickly become a powerful national movement.
During World Water Week, March 20-26, 2011, the UNICEF Tap Project
will once again raise awareness of the world water crisis and vital
funds to help the millions of children it impacts daily. All funds raised support UNICEF's water, sanitation and hygiene programs, and the effort to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. Learn more
Annual 5K walk/run
Elementary School Assemblies