Selena Gomez to be UNICEF Spokesperson
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2008 08:15 AM PDT

Selena Gomez SelenaGomez_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Selena Gomez, star of the Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place," has been tapped to be the face of the 2008 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign.

The program encourages children to collect donations while they are out collecting candy on Halloween.

"I am extremely excited to be this year's Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson," the 16-year-old Gomez said. "I want to help encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."

“We are thrilled to have Selena be a part of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program this year,” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. ”Young people can relate to Selena, and she is a great role model who we believe will greatly enhance the visibility of the program.”

Since the program's inception in 1950, it has raised more than $140 million dollars.