October 30, 2009
Okay, in case your bigggest fear on Halloween is trick-or-treat for Unicef, an updated version of the fliers.
Posted by Kevin at October 30, 2009 11:35 AM
thanks for that. i've never had a unicef trick or treater. but i wonder if anyone has, and has refused to contribute or given this flier, what was the reaction of the person, or parent of the child, collecting the funds? understanding and supportive, or bugged?
I've had a few over the years. To the kids, I've always just told them "sorry, I don't support Unicef". But I've handed their parents the flier.
I've also just handed out the flier to all parents that come by. No one has ever argued with me. And in general, people have been interested if not sold.
Realize, this was first done in 2003 or 2004.
Thanks again, for the ammunition Kevin. I'm off to the Hallmark store, who so proudly sells and displays UNICEF cards, and has NO
clue about them.
LAST NIGHT - - Had several kids with the UNICEF Box. They wanted candy 1st, but then they "trick or treat for UNICEF - - I said "i will not give a nickel to them THEY do not tell all the truth". . . The kids asked why - - I said who knows why people choose not to tell the truth.
I wish I had seen this flyer before. I am an elementary school teacher and it just kills me to see the Unicef boxes given to our students and I wished I had a flyer like this that so nicely summarizes the problem. I will spread this around so that next year maybe I can convince our school not to participate.
I always come back here and print these every year. I have had a few over the years and recently some places put the boxes by their cash registers, such as university cafes and cafeterias. I usually give the flyer and get no reaction.
The most positive response I had was from our childrens' elementary teacher. She gave out the boxes to the kids a couple years ago. She read all the information, said it was very informative, and never had the UNICEF campaign at school again.
I also gave it out at work a few years ago. I think the people at work thought I had gone off the deep end.