Trick-or-treat for UNICEF

As many know this weekend will be a scary but jubilant one with Halloween.

Many kids will be going to houses around the world dressed in many unique costumes asking for candy.

A select few in Cayman will be doing so with a great cause in mind, namely UNICEF.

This Saturday residents should be on the look-out for Cayman children trick-or-treating for UNICEF with orange boxes.

Most of the kids involved will be familiar faces from the world of youth hockey. The local youth roller hockey club has graciously stepped in to support this year’s initiative and provided young hockey lovers to carry the UNICEF boxes.

As many sports readers know the kids are in the midst of their local season and are kindly taking time out to help out after their morning matches.

Local organization UNICEF Cayman for Kids is asking locals to help them make Halloween count by having spare change available to place in the orange UNICEF boxes.

All of the funds collected from this campaign go directly to UNICEF to support their programs and work worldwide.

The money raised will help UNICEF’s efforts to save children’s lives in over 150 countries and territories through immunization, education, health care, nutrition, clean water and sanitation.

In Cayman the presence of UNICEF may sound new. But for over half a century, children have been carrying the famous UNICEF orange box on Halloween night to raise funds for less fortunate children around the world.

The idea behind this project boils down to the impact a little bit of money can make on children:

Six cents can provide water for one thirsty child while 80 cents can immunize one child against measles.

In addition $1.05 can provide a child with a pencil, notebook and pen to use in the classroom while $16 can buy one chalkboard for a classroom to aid in learning.

From there $45 can provide school supplies for 20 kids, $100 can vaccinate 202 children against polio for life and $200 can immunize 104 kids against measles.

UNICEF Cayman for Kids feels every kid counts and encourages the public to come out and join in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF initiative.

For more information on how you can help be sure to e-mail [email protected] or call 926-9454.

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