The Key Club at Brandywine Heights High School once again will be participating in the Topton Halloween Parade and collecting donations (trick-or-treating) for Unicef. The Topton Parade is on Saturday, Oct. 12, and it starts at 7 p.m.
The message the Key Club would like to send to the community is as follows: “We are collecting spare change for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, so keep an eye out for us at the Topton Halloween Parade. We will be wearing bright yellow shirts.”
Our theme this year is “Helping the Community One Step at a Time,” and the members will be dressed as minions based on the Despicable Me movies. The members will be carrying Unicef boxes to collect money for this organization.
According to Unicef’s website, http://www.unicef.org/, “We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.
We promote girls’ education – ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum – because it benefits all children, both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers, better citizens, and better parents to their own children.
We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases, and are well nourished, because it is wrong for a child to suffer or die from a preventable illness.
We work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. We help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity.
We involve everyone in creating protective environments for children. We are present to relieve suffering during emergencies, and wherever children are threatened, because no child should be exposed to violence, abuse or exploitation.”
For more information, visit Unicef’s website, http://www.unicef.org/.