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Trunk-or-Treat for UNICEF
Every year children around the world go thirsty because they do not have an adequate supply of fresh water. UNICEF and its partners have dedicated themselves to help build freshwater wells, so children in low economic societies can have access to clean water.
Sun Valley Elementary School has continued to support UNICEF and their partners’ vision by collecting money to build freshwater wells in low socioeconomic areas around the world. For the sixth year in a row, Sun Valley Elementary has sent home Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF donation boxes. Over $220.00 was collected during this drive.
Principal Dr. Terri Cooper said, “It’s exciting to see our community to join together in this worthwhile cause every year. Even though our students live in Union County, they can make a difference worldwide.”
Sun Valley Elementary families were asked in October to take home small donation boxes. The boxes were then taken out by Sun Valley students when they were Trick-or-Treating, visiting relatives, or during festive occasions held at many churches across the county as congregations hosted fall festivals.
Three 3rd grade students in Ms. Katelyn Hoffman’s class discussed their experiences with this community service activity.
Isabella Kaplan said, “I did this for kids who were hungry and thirsty. I also did it to make a difference in the world. I was so excited to help these kids.”
Carter Molchan said, “I wanted to help poor kids get more food and water because I do not want kids to die. I was excited to help.”
Peytan Kifer said, “I wanted to help kids in poor areas around the world. I like to help to give money to those who don’t have water or food.”
Boxes were returned to Sun Valley Elementary’s Media Center, and 2nd grade teacher Jennifer Stephenson collected the money. “Stephenson has been the driving force behind our school’s success with Trunk-or-Treak for UNICEF,” said Sun Valley Elementary Assistant Principal Dwight Thompson.
Written by: Kevin Vickers
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 by Kevin Vickers