Selena Gomez, star of Disney Channel’s The Wizards of Waverly Place, celebrated the anniversary of UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat Campaign last night by performing a private acoustic concert. The show took place at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood and benefited the popular program, which turns sixty this year.
Eighteen year-old Gomez was appointed the youngest UNICEF ambassador in the United States in 2009. This year marks her third consecutive year as the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF National Spokesperson.
Young fans waited for hours in hopes of meeting the actress and singer before the show. Gomez and her band, the Scene, performed acoustic renditions of music from their two albums.
On her website and on Twitter, Gomez urges fans to support UNICEF. One way fans can help is to carry little orange collection boxes while they trick-or-treat this Halloween. Funds collected are used to help provide basic needs for children in need around the world. “For American children and parents, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF offers an impactful way to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children,” said Gomez.
Working in over 150 countries, UNICEF is a global humanitarian relief organization providing children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s humanitarian relief work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.