(Originally from the October issue of TFF, published Oct 12, 2015.)
by Lauren Killgrove – Staff Reporter
Key Club is going to do their own version of trick or treating. Instead of candy, they will be trick-or-treating for UNICEF. “The trick-or-treating for UNICEF is basically instead of asking people for candy on Halloween, we ask people for spare change that we have.” Aaron Carino, key club’s event planner said. “All that money will go to UNICEF, which basically is eliminating a disease called MNT.”
UNICEF is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian organization. The organization has had many famous entertainers’ support who act as an ambassador to the group. Celebrities include Audrey Hepburn, Selena Gomez, and Lucy Liu. The UNICEF project that Key Club’s doing is going around on Halloween night trick-or-treating for spare change to donate to UNICEF to help vanquish Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus, better known as MNT.
The club wishes to procure 10% more profits than they did last year when trick-or-treating for UNICEF.
And the project isn’t only helpful, it’s fun too. “I mean you get to dress up for Halloween so that’s half the fun, and then if you go out with your friends and ask for spare change you can do both [and have fun and help out].” Jasmin Etafo, Key Club’s president said.
“[We’re going] anywhere, any neighborhood you live in, just spread as far as you can, wherever you can knock on.” Carino said. “Which is kind of cool, so you can go to different neighborhoods. We’re pretty spread out.” Etafo said.
Our Key Club is in the 32nd division of the Northwest, along with Kentwood, Kent-Meridian, Kentridge, and Tahoma. There are over three hundred clubs that spread across the Northwest, with divisions in Canada and other states as well.