Want to Save Lives this Halloween? Dress-up for UNICEF!

Bummed about not being able to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween? Are you a parent whose kids are frustrated that they can’t show off their costumes? Well, we have some exciting news… While Halloween this year may look different, it’s far from canceled — Belmont High School’s UNICEF Club is hosting a virtual costume contest!

In past years, UNICEF has always held a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraiser during Halloween. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions this year, trick-or-treating may be canceled for many. As a replacement, the Belmont High School chapter of UNICEF is proud to host a virtual Halloween costume contest: Dress-up for UNICEF! Enter this contest to win fabulous prizes (including candy!!) while helping out children in need. This contest is open to ALL AGES.

What is UNICEF?

UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a worldwide organization that works in more than 190 countries to help children by providing basic services like health care, education, food, water, protection, and more. This year, children need your help more than ever with COVID-19 impacting areas with little access to the resources that can help battle this pandemic.

What difference can YOU make?

Dress-up for Halloween like usual, and enter your (or your child’s) costume in our costume contest! We are offering the option to donate to our virtual Trick-or-Treat box along with the contest—consider it an entry fee of sorts—but again, it is totally optional. You and your child’s donations are sent directly to UNICEF, who uses the proceeds to make a difference around the world. UNICEF recently ordered over 1 million reusable masks for vulnerable communities, all manufactured locally to provide jobs. A little goes a long way: only $5 can immunize 10 children against measles and rubella, $35 can supply 50 kids with pencils and books for a year of education, and $150 can provide a whole village with a hand pump for safe drinking water. Every contribution makes a difference! Last year, Belmont raised a grand total of $1,541 from Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. We’re hoping to raise as much, if not more, through this fundraiser—but we need YOUR support.

Want to enter? Submit your entry here!

You can submit your entry and find out more about the contest regarding rules, categories, etc. here: http://bit.ly/dressupforunicef, or scan the QR Code below.

UNICEF Contest QR Code

We know that Halloween this year will be very different, but we’re so excited to see you show off your wonderful costumes!

*THE CONTEST ENDS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND*

Even if you don’t plan on participating in our contest, you can do your part by spreading the word through social media or simply through word of mouth! Attached below is a picture flyer you can share. UNICEF and children around the world are counting on you.

This contest is hosted by the BHS UNICEF Club. Please email us at unicef.belmont@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Dress-Up for UNICEF Poster






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