UNICEF Canada’s annual Walk-a-thon campaign is back just in time for this Halloween season. Children across Canada and their families will have the chance to combine all the fun of trick-or-treating with the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for children around the world. The money raised will support UNICEF’s work to ensure every child has the essentials they need to grow up safe and healthy: safe water, nutrition, education and health care.
To participate, Canadians can register their child or family, choose a fundraising goal and set up a fundraising page. Throughout the month of October, they can share their fundraising page link and ask their friends, family and neighbours to sponsor their child or family’s walk by donating online. On Halloween, children can get into their favourite costumes, walk in their neighbourhoods, trick-or-treat in support of UNICEF Canada, and collect donations along the way. It’s easy for kids and families to get in on the fun-draising spirit this season!
UNICEF Canada encourages families across Canada to dress up and do their celebratory walk in a way that makes them feel comfortable and adheres to public health measures in place. By participating in UNICEF Canada’s Halloween Walk-a-thon, Canadians can help spread joy not only in their communities, but also in communities around the world.
As the world is facing multiple conflicts and crises such as the malnutrition crisis that is directly impacting children around the world, the funds raised have never been more needed.