Laura Marano, star of Disney Channel show Austin and Ally, was named the 2013 Trick-or- Treat for UNICEF ambassador. Laura is an active advocate, who is helping to not only educate, but fundraise for the Kids Helping Kids campaign. This campaign has raised more than $170 million to help children around the world since 1950.
Laura is teaching children that they are able to make a difference in people’s lives. When trick or treating for Unicef, it helps raise money to buy medicine, water, and nutrition for other children in need.
Laura explains in her public service announcement that, “All you have to do is join the Kids Helping Kids Movement and trick or treat for UNICEF. Trick-Or-Treating for UNICEF and Kids Helping Kids has helped children in 190 countries and territories around the world.”
Laura said, “I’m so excited to celebrate Halloween this year by encouraging kids to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work. The Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign is a fun, easy way for kids to learn about world issues and to help other kids who are less fortunate.”
UNICEF is excited to have Laura as their 2013 ambassador because they know her dedication will inspire other children to get involved.
According to Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF, “from now until Oct. 31, teachers are asked to creatively document through video, photography or another visual format, how students are helping kids across the globe by participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF activities. Five Grand-Prize winners will have the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and see UNICEF programs in action. They also will receive $1,000 cash grants for their classroom.”
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