Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

If your family participates in Trick-or-Treating, please consider the following from the MLK PTO:

The bright orange UNICEF box for trick treating arrived in your child's Friday folder this week. Developing responsible, caring and compassionate children is one of the most important jobs of a parent. This year, you can encourage these values in your children by having them participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Encourage your child to bring the bright orange box with them as they travel through your neighborhood and ask for spare change or donations for disadvantaged children around the world.

Here are some ideas to encourage the values above:

-talk to your child about things that he or she probably takes for granted (easy access to food and clean water, school, medical help)

-tell your child about the lives of kids who live in other parts of the world

-discuss the many ways that UNICEF helps kids around the world (builds wells for clean water, immunizes children, builds schools, trains teachers, and provides school supplies)

Bring your orange box (filled with donations) to school by Monday November 5 and we will tally our school total and donate the coins in the local Coinstar Center machines, where donations go directly to UNICEF. Our school goal is $1,000! Make checks payable to USA Funds for UNICEF.

For more information on UNICEF visit