UNICEF CLUB EVENTS
Come have a great time watching Pixar’s Inside Out while supporting UNICEF!
When: Friday, May 13
What Time: Arrival starts at 5:45 PM, Movie starts at 6
The UNICEF Club hosted a BINGO game on March 3 during Flex Block to raise money for UNICEF’s Covid Relief Fund.
Many students joined in and much fun was had by all! We are looking forward to our next BINGO game! Thank you to all who participated!
The Hunger Banquet
Since 1974, UNICEF has been working with volunteers to create awareness of hunger and inequality. Oxfam Hunger Banquets give you the opportunity to make a difference, both locally and globally. They are volunteer-led interactive events that bring statistics about poverty to life. Guests randomly select tickets matching real people who are high-, middle-, or low-income earners, demonstrating that where you end up is all in the luck of the draw.
Long Trail has been doing the Hunger Banquet consecutively for three years, besides this year to do COVID. For those years, the number of participants increased immensely. Many people loved the idea of it and the word was spread from members of the UNICEF Club. It is a great chance for people to really understand the lives of many individuals living in poverty driven countries and see the experiences they have to live with. It opens the eyes of many who decide to participate in this inspiring event. We only take donations because it is a free event. It is a great opportunity for our club to fundraise and spread the word.
Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is a fund-raising program for children sponsored by the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. It started on Halloween 1950 as a local event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, the program historically involves the distribution of small orange boxes by schools to trick-or-treaters, in which they can solicit small change donations from the houses they visit. Millions of children in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, and Hong Kong participate in Halloween-related fund-raising events for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, and the program has raised over US$188 million worldwide.
Long Trail has done this event for a few years and has raised a wonderful amount of donations. It is a great way to get the attention of the younger grades because it is very entertaining and fun for them to do.
The UNICEF Club at Long Trail has been using the official website of UNICEF and their monthly themes to create presentations and spread the word about the ways UNICEF aids millions of people worldwide. They are entertaining presentations and resources to learn more about the organization itself and what you as the individual can do to help.