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Woodlands Preparatory School student raises $5K for Trick or Treat for UNICEF

By Kassia Micek, Your Houston News

1187 days ago   Article ID# 1284429
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HOUSTON, TEXAS (Your Houston News) - A seventh-grader in The Woodlands is hoping to change the lives of children worldwide.

As of Thursday afternoon, Rupert Davis, 11, had raised more than $5,000 Trick or Treat for UNICEF.

“The money will go toward helping children in places where conditions are not so good, such as third-world countries and those torn apart by civil war,” Davis said.

Donations came in from classmates and parents at The Woodlands Preparatory School, his father’s co-workers at DHL and neighbors, Davis said. Once he surpassed his goal of $1,000 within 36 hours, DHL matched the funds raised at $1,500.

“I’m really glad because the whole fundraiser went really successful and it’ll help a lot of kids,” he said.

Every day, nearly 21,000 children die from causes such as malnutrition, unsafe drinking water and lack of an affordable vaccine, according to unicefcostumeparty.org.

“They die from causes most people in the U.S. rarely worry about,” according to unicefcostumeparty.org.

UNICEF is working in more than 150 countries to reduce child mortality, according to unicefcostumeparty.org.

Davis is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, which promotes UNICEF, said Mia Harpel, of The Woodlands Preparatory School.

“Rupert has taken it upon himself and taken a personal goal to raise money for UNICEF,” Harpel said.

“I’m just so proud of him that he took a cause and ran with it.”

In 1950, children across America were inspired to collect coins for UNICEF to aid children abroad enduring the after-effects of World War II, according to youth.unicefusa.org/trickortreat. By 1960, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF activities had spread far beyond U.S. borders to a diverse group of countries including Canada, France, Haiti, Iceland, Japan, and Spain.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy noted that UNICEF had caught the imagination of the nation’s children and urged all fellow citizens, young and old, to support UNICEF generously, according to youth.unicefusa.org/trickortreat. And in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a proclamation designating Halloween as National UNICEF Day.

“Established as one of the longest-running youth initiatives in America, with more than $164 million raised to date, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF remains an inspiration for the young to further the cause of children everywhere,” according to youth.unicefusa.org/trickortreat. Hundreds of millions of kids and adults, spanning three generations of Americans, have been part of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.”

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