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Trick or Treat for UNICEF: Activities Galore
2001 Funds Will Aid Children in Afghanistan
This year, the Trick or Treat funds will support programs to save the lives of Afghan children faced with the triple threat of war, winter, and famine. The "Alert" page (ADD SITE) describes UNICEF efforts to reach 5 million displaced people in Afghanistan and 2.5 million in nearby countries. Of those most at risk, 20% are children under age 5. In the past month, 11 flights have carried emergency relief from an UNICEF supply hub in Europe, and convoys of trucks and pack mules have delivered more than 500 tons of supplies to 4 cities in Afghanistan. The current crisis is a further threat in a country devastated by:
Please note that two matching programs will augment donations to UNICEF:
In addition to the traditional door-to-door fund raising campaign, some school children collect for UNICEF through bake sales, car washes, read-a-thons, and dances. Check "Kids Fun" and the Photo Gallery on the website for more ideas. This year, the Kids-Helping-Kids Challenge contest will reward 10 unusual ways of raising money and spreading the word about why everyone should "Trick or Treat for UNICEF." Entries are due by December 14, 2001. See the website "Challenge" page for instructions (www.unicefusa.org/trickortreat/challenge.html).
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