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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF ideas

Is your Aktion Club ready to join Kiwanis-family clubs around the globe for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2015? The donations collected will help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the face of the Earth.

With Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, there are several ways to raise money for The Eliminate Project—besides going door-to-door to collect donations. Try a fundraising project from the list below (suggested by other Aktion Clubs) or come up with your own. For more ideas, visit

Host a “Trunk-or-Treat”

Think of it as a Halloween-themed tailgate party. Partner with Kiwanis-family clubs from your district. Scout out an appropriate parking lot with good lighting then pick your activities. Decorate your rides with dangling spiders, cobwebs and other festive materials. Invite community members to visit each vehicle or booth for fun treats and concoctions—in exchange for a donation that saves mothers and babies.

Cast your vote

Ask area farmers and pumpkin-patch proprietors to donate pumpkins for a decorating event. Set aside time during a club meeting for each member to decorate a pumpkin. Ask if you can set up a display at the pumpkin patch—or try a local library or business. For built-in crowds and publicity, partner with an apple orchard that hosts pumpkin patch activities. Have people vote for their favorite design by putting money in a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection box. The pumpkin with the most donations wins!

Appeal to their tastes

Sponsor a pumpkin pie bake-off. If you attract professional bakers, divide entries into two categories: one for the pros and one for amateurs. Charge US$1.80 for each small slice of pie to save a life. Include a whipped cream, ice cream and topping buffet for an additional fee.

Get spooky with Olympics

Host Olympic games and get creative with your activity names. Invite all your club members to participate and compete against each other. You can decorate the room for a Halloween-ish flair, and members could win "spook-tactular" prizes. 

Host a “Twilight” dance
Charge US$5 admission and invite guests to come as their favorite blood-sucking characters. Party until “breaking dawn”—but not a minute after.

Thank you for committing to help eliminate MNT. Visit or contact for more information.
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