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Deerfield Elementary School Trick-or-Treats for UNICEF, Raises $2,000

This Halloween, students at Deerfield Elementary School not only trick-or-treated for candy, but also raised money for an important cause.

In addition to their “goodie bags,” most students carried donation boxes for UNICEF as they went from door to door, in an effort to collect some loose change, along with candy.  two students making donation boxes

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency that provides vulnerable children around the globe with medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief, education and other lifesaving supplies. The idea to assist UNICEF was generated by Mrs. Jerome’s third grade class last school year after completing a unit on children’s rights.

On October 12, the now fourth graders, returned to Mrs. Jerome’s classroom to assemble the donation boxes, which were distributed to participating students at every grade level at Deerfield Elementary. Each box included directions and information on UNICEF.

Mrs. Jerome says Deerfield Elementary School raised $2,027.00 for UNICEF. Thank you to all who donated!

Since 1950, “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF” has helped to raise more than $175 million for children in need. The money goes along way, too. According to UNICEF, just $5 can provide 13 doses of a measles vaccine and just $15 can provide a child with clean, safe water for one year.