To meet one of its global goals for Union County Public Schools, Sun Valley Elementary School asked its students and families to think globally while acting locally by adopting the United Nations Children’s Fund Trick or Treat campaign. As a third-grade program begun by Jennifer Stephenson at Sun Valley Elementary last year, it has expanded to the entire school this year.
As an expanded program, the school contributed more than $1, 000. UNICEF notes that only 7 cents provides 50 children with safe water for a day.
Before Halloween, each student was provided with an orange box to collect change for the school’s UNICEF global project. The UNICEF idea was for students and families to collect donations while trick or treating. Families that did not participate in trick or treating could ask family members, friends, and neighbors to donate. Principal Patrice Parker believes the UNICEF project encourages students to actively participate in helping others around the world.