I believe that as we receive, we should also give.
I want to teach my children, especially around holidays that when they are receiving gifts or special attention, that we should think of how to help others who might not be as fortunate.
Around Thanksgiving time, a time of plenty in our home, I often would go serve at a homeless shelter or pass out sandwiches on the street.
It reminded me to be thankful for all I had, even when that wasn't a lot.
I encourage you to start a tradition of giving with your family this holiday, no not Thanksgiving or Christmas.......why not start with Halloween!?
- Encourage your children to support Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and help raise funds for their peers in developing countries by going door-to-door on Halloween night or participating in other festive fundraising activities.
- Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, has raised more than $167 million, which provided kids in 190 countries and territories with necessities such as health care and immunizations, clean water, education, nutrition and emergency relief.
- You will be teaching your children valuable character building traits, such as how to have empathy for others, compassion, and a spirit of giving.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is introducing six new Halloween characters featured on individual collection boxes. The new design encourages children to express their support through choice.
Another great way to have your children participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF:
- Have your kids submit an original design for the collection boxes
- Submitted designs will have a chance to be part of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’s 2013 limited edition collection.
- Winners will receive 1,000 boxes of their design to distribute in their neighborhood
- A winning design from each category (children ages 4-8, 9-12, and 13 years and older) will be chosen and announced on Halloween, Oct. 31. The contest will run from September 1 through October 26........so get those designs in today!
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Finally, check out the Trick -or-Treat for UNICEF's Activity Calendar for great ideas on activities to do during the month of October to keep your kids engaged all month long with this fantastic character building event!
Thank you to Mom Bloggers for Social Good and the Global Team of 200 for providing me with information on this exciting cause.
*Disclosure: I was not paid or compensated in any way for this post