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Roosevelt School's ELA Fourth-Graders Trick or Treat for UNICEF

The fourth-grade ELA students from Ms. Leslie Smith's class at CHSD170's Roosevelt School recently participated in the "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) campaign.

Before participating in the event, Smith's students studied the lifestyles of impoverished children around the world who are in need in of healthy food, clean water, and medicine and who would benefit from the activity.

Later, the students canvassed their neighborhoods and collected money from family, friends, and neighbors in the amount of $297.38.

The students' response to the UNICEF campaign gratified Smith.

"More than half of the students participated in the campaign," she said, "and their generous spirit showed in their commitment to helping those in need."

"I am proud to be a part of such a caring group of children," Smith concluded.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF began in 1958 as a way to help children still suffering the after-effects of World War II and in dire need of food, clean water, and medicine. Since then, millions of students across the United States have traversed their neighborhoods on Halloween carrying their collection boxes and calling out, "Trick or Treat for UNICEF!"

The annual UNICEF tradition of 'Kids Helping Kids' has helped raise more than $175 million since the program began.