UNICEF benefits from combined effort
According to the unicefusa.org website, “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 66 years ago as a way to help kids still affected by World War II. Since then, millions of children across the United States have gone door to door on Halloween with UNICEF collection boxes, calling out, “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!” The annual tradition of Kids Helping Kids — involving donations big and small — has helped to raise more than $175 million since 1950.”
These days, human rights lessons are included in 5th grade ELA classes throughout New York state, so students are aware of the struggles of other children around the world to get their basic human needs met.
Fifth grade students in the Fredonia Central School District have been Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF for many years. Students in Cathy Casini-Steger’s and Lisa Forbes’ fifth grade social studies classes continued the tradition this year. Having extra boxes, Forbes invited fifth-grade classes in Dunkirk’s Elementary Schools to join Fredonia in this year’s collection. Marcella Dolce’s and Cady Dunning’s School 7 students, and MaryBeth Chesbro’s School 5 students collected this year also.
The total amount collected between the two districts’ participating fifth graders was more than $590. The students and teachers would like to thank the family members, friends and neighbors that added money to boxes in 2016, and look forward to continued support next year.