Cottey Rotaract to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
Members of Cottey College's Rotaract Club will be trick-or-treating for UNICEF on Monday, October 29, from 5-7 p.m.
UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund. UNICEF promotes children's education, along with immunizations against disease and working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the developing world. According to the UNICEF website (www.unicef.org), the tradition of "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF" began in 1950 in the United States, when Philadelphia schoolchildren first went door-to-door at Halloween collecting money in decorated milk cartons to help their global peers.
They raised a grand total of $17, kicking off a campaign that has since brought in millions of dollars each year to help UNICEF provide medicine, better nutrition, safe water, education, emergency relief, and other support to children in more than 150 countries. Millions of children now participate in Halloween-related fundraising campaigns in the United States, Canada and Hong Kong, and China, among other places.
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people between ages 18-30. Clubs are either community or university based. Cottey's Rotaract club is the only all-female club in District 6110.