Actress, platinum recording artist, author and this year’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Spokesperson Zendaya made a surprise visit to P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith Elementary in New York City earlier today (October 28, 2014).
Upon her arrival, the star shocked an unsuspecting class, spending one-on-one time with the kids while she helped them decorate their very own Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes to take home. Later in the day, hundreds of students gathered for a surprise school-wide assembly led by the star, where they learned more about the campaign, what it means to her and how they can help save the lives of other children around the world. Approximately ten lucky students had the chance to participate in a Q&A session at the end of the assembly, during which they asked a variety of questions ranging from what costumes Zendaya wore as a kid to where donations specifically go and of course, whether or not she would be able to give everyone a hug.
This year, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has been made even easier through the option of fundraising digitally via Crowdrise. A personal page can be created in a few simple steps for those who may not be able to go door-to-door, allowing friends and family members to donate with the click of a button. Although orders for collection boxes are closed at this time, it is still possible for participants interested in going door-to-door to download a printable label and create their own box. Donations collected through the campaign provide medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education to children all over the globe. No contribution is too small – with just $1, UNICEF can provide a child with clean drinking water for 40 days. Trick-or-treaters all over America have raised more than $170 million for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF since 1950.
Read more about Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF here.
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Photo credit: Getty Images for UNICEF