October 28, 2010

Trick-or-Treaters on a Mission

Every Halloween, MDG's parents would send her around the neighborhood, box in hand, asking for donations for UNICEF. At the time, she had no idea what UNICEF was or did, of course. She just dutifully knocked on doors, showed them the box, and hopefully got some spare change for her efforts along with armfuls of candy.

If you’ve got ghouls or goblins who are still of trick-or-treat age, why not outfit them with an iconic orange box to go with their Halloween costume? It’s a great way to teach them about social responsibility and an easy way to raise money for an excellent cause. You can pick up UNICEF collection boxes at your local Toys "R" Us (R) or Babies "R" Us stores. Click here for locations.

Over the past 60 years, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has raised more than $160 million, providing children around the world with immunizations, health care, clean water, nutrition and education in more than 150 countries around the world. It’s pretty amazing what a bit of spare change can do.

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