Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Uniting for UNICEF!

Every Halloween, many children collect  money for UNICEF.

UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund.
It was founded in 1946 to help children after World War II.
It now operates in over 150 countries all over the world and has saved
many lives!

The tradition of "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF" began in 1950
in the United States.

First, we dumped out the boxes and pushed the money into a big pile.

Next, we sorted the coins into categories: pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, and paper bills.

PENNIES

TEN pennies = ONE dime

The students made stacks of ten pennies.
Ten stacks of ten make one dollar

100 cents = \$1.00

NICKELS

TWENTY nickles = ONE dollar

DIMES

TEN dimes = ONE dollar

QUARTERS

FOUR quarters = ONE dollar

We had many stacks of 4.

The class total was a little under \$100, so Mrs. Yollis added some more to bring the donation to an even hundred dollars.

How is the money used?

According to UNICEF:

25¢ gives 10 kids clean water to drink for a day.

\$1 pays for protein biscuits for a starving child.

\$17 keeps a kid safe from 6 killer diseases.

\$24 supplies an emergency first aid kit.

\$257 buys a School-in-a-Box so kids can learn anywhere.
\$500 provides a water pump for a village or school.

What did you learn from this program?

How might UNICEF use our \$100 donation?

How does it feel to help someone in need?

1. Bennett and Se♣nNovember 7, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Dear Mrs. Yollis,

We are surprised about raising so much money for UNICEF! I raised \$4.76. Bennett didn't know his amount. In our class, we raised one hundred dollars. Four kids will get an emergency kit and a first aid kit. What other things can we get for UNICEF?

Sincerely,
Bennett and Se♣n

1. Dear Bennett and Se♣n,

I am so exited that we raised so much money for UNICEF! We raised about ninety-eight dollars, but Mrs. Yollis put in some MORE money so we had one hundred dollars!

Here were the choices that were available:

25¢ gives 10 kids clean water to drink for a day.

\$1 pays for protein biscuits for a starving child.

\$17 keeps a kid safe from 6 killer diseases.

\$24 supplies an emergency first aid kit.

Here is the two that we couldn't buy:

\$257 buys a School-in-a-Box so kids can learn anywhere.
\$500 provides a water pump for a village or school.

If you were one of the people who didn't have food or was thirsty, what would you want from what we can buy? I would buy the \$17 one that will keep one kid from killer diseases and the 25¢ water for ONLY one day.

We raised more quarters than any other coin or dollar bills. We got fifteen dollar bills and one five-dollar bill. We got every single type of coin except the half-dollar coin. What is your favorite coin or bill and why? My dog and my favorite coin was the shiny half-dollar coin. My dog and I like it because it is shiny as a diamond. We also like it because it is big and smooth.

Heather

2. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

I got so many coins. I remember bringing the Euro coin. Collin said he brought the Euro coin. I think I might have brought the Canadian coin. Did you bring any of the Immigrant coins?

Sinserly,
P♣rsa

3. Dear Mrs.Yollis,

I made 11 dollars and 25 cents.

Before I went trick-or-treating I was so excited to trick-or-treat for UNICEF, but sadly I left my little trick-or-treat for UNICEF box at home. : ( But I still collected a lot of money for UNICEF.

Mom how did you feel when you donated money to UNICEF?

Savannah

1. Melissa (Savannah's mom)November 15, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Dear Savannah,

When I donated money to UNICEF I felt really good inside. It makes me happy to know that the money I donated could give water to a thirsty child or food to a hungry child. I hope my small act of kindness can help brighten someone's day!

How does it feel to help someone? How does it feel to have someone help you?

Love,
Mom

4. Dear Mrs. Yollis,

The class in all got a lot of money. I know that I brought in \$5. Do you know any one that brought more money than me?

From,
Ryan

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