For Key Clubbers around the globe, Halloween means more than spooky decorations, cool costumes and ghoulish treats. It’s a chance to save lives and have fun—for less than the cost of a bag of Halloween candy. Protect a mother and her future newborns from maternal and neonatal tetanus by supporting The Eliminate Project through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

In 2012, Key Club joined other Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to raise money for The Eliminate Project. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is by far one of the easiest ways for Key Clubs to help UNICEF, and all funds raised will go directly to supporting the Eliminate Project and its cause. Get your Key Club ready for some service this Halloween and ask them to collect donations instead of candy when they go around their neighborhood. You can also ask for donations at your school or even host a spooky Halloween Dance to encourage students and faculty to contribute.


Scare up some funds and fun this Halloween by participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. It’s a great opportunity to collect donations instead of candy or to bring club members together for a fabulous event or party. All money collected by Kiwanis-family members through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will once again support The Eliminate Project and help save moms and babies from maternal and neonatal tetanus.


Did you know? A proud participant in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF since 1994, Key Club has raised more than US$7 million for child survival and development programs around the world—from efforts to eliminate iodine deficiency disorder to HIV/AIDS initiatives in Kenya and Swaziland. Starting in 2012 Key Club joined other Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to raise money for The Eliminate Project.

Submit your Trick-or-Treat Donations!

Mail in a check with a Gift Form (PDF) by December 31 to:


The Eliminate Project: Campaign Office

Kiwanis International Foundation

P.O. Box 6457 - Dept #286

Indianapolis, IN 46206 USA

ATTN: Trick-or-Treat


Be sure to write your club name or club number on the memo line of the check.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Fundraiser Ideas
  • Hold a Seriously Spooky Bake Sale. Whip up some creepy treats for a bake sale at your school.

  • Host a Trunk-or-Treat. Partner with Kiwanis family clubs from your area to host a children's trick-or-treat night. Find an appropriate parking lot, school gym, or another location and determine activities. Decorate stations with dangling spiders, cobwebs and other festive materials. Invite families to bring small children to trick-or-treat and participate in activities. Invite community members to visit each booth for fun treats and concoctions in exchange for a donation to help save moms and babies.

  • Host a haunted dance. Charge US$5 admission and invite guests to come as their favorite blood-sucking characters. Publicize and sell tickets early (with a cut-off deadline) to determine attendance and food requirements.

  • Team up for good. Ask a local restaurant to donate part of an evening’s earnings to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF like the Key Club of Cypress Falls did. Make sure to publicize the event ahead of time to friends, family, neighbors and school staff.

  • ​Rake leaves for donations. Organize teams of Key Clubbers to offer leaf-raking services in local neighborhoods for a donation to The Eliminate Project. You can raise funds while helping your neighbors!

  • Host a haunted house, hayride or trail. Work with your school or a local park to organize a Halloween-themed event for kids in your community. Invite families to come and participate in your haunted house, hayride or trail and charge admission.​