Selena Gomez and Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
This year is the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, but what do you know about the organization behind the orange boxes?
UNICEF, which is an acronym for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, provides children around the world with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. Their goal is to bring the number of children who die of preventable causes – currently 22,000 per day – down to zero.
Selena Gomez is a UNICEF ambassador, working to raise awareness of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. She’s also auctioning off the dress she wore in the video for her song “Year Without Rain” to benefit UNICEF. You can place your bid here. The auction closes November 10th. You can also watch some of my interviews with Selena here.
There are many ways you can participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, including an iPhone app and texting to donate. And of course, you can also pick up an orange box to take with you when you trick-or-treat this weekend, but you’ll have to hurry! Visit the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF web page for more information.
And remember to have some spare change (or bills) handy when you answer the door on Halloween, so you can join me (and Selena) in supporting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Happy Halloween!