Making A Difference: Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
Two girls. One holding a sign that says Trick or Treat for UNICEF, the other holding a box of candy. In front of a playground full of parents.

 

The Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PW) UNICEF Club teamed with Whitemarsh Elementary School (WE) to raise money for needy children around the world through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. 

"My favorite thing about this is that, by coming here, seeing our kids with smiles, and giving them the little boxes, they can help kids in developing nations and bring smiles to their faces, too," said PW Senior Mollie Hamaday. 

The PW UNICEF Club members handed out candy, collected donations and gave out the traditional cardboard Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes to parents as they waited for the school's costume parade at WE to begin. 

Parent Jeannie Jacobs took one of the cardboard boxes to share with her second grade daughter and her Pre-K son who'll be trick-or-treating as characters from The Greatest Showman. 

"I just like to teach my kids a little about charity at this age," said Mrs. Jacobs. "It's just a great way to give back to the community and an easy way."

Boy with box of boxes that says Trick or Treat for UNICEF and girl with clear donation jar that has money in it.

 

UNICEF works in 190 countries and focuses on delivering immunizations, education, health care, nutrition, safe water, sanitation and emergency relief to millions of children every year. 

"it's a really nice way our kids in the U.S. can give to kids in other parts of the world," said PW Senior Sklya Ruck. "And it adds up when a couple hundred kids are doing it."

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began in 1950 as a way to help children affected by World War II.