Amount Americans spent last year on UNICEF donations to trick-or-treaters : $3,731,057

On Halloween costumes for their pets : $330,000,000

tumblr_mv2ty1Y05K1snpn26o1_1280 Eleanor Roosevelt launches UNICEF Halloween “Trick or Treat” program at the United Nations with Captain Kangaroo.  

UNICEF stands for the U.N. International Children’s Fund. The “E” used to be for “emergency,” but while it still appears in the alphabetical name, UNICEF is no longer an emergency program.


It operates every day, all year, feeding children who are hungry, helping people to feed their children better with local foods, and, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, fighting diseases that attack children.

Meet Ed Norton. He’s the man behind Crowdrise, a pioneer in raising money for charities online.

For the first time in its 64-year history, kids and parents can take their fundraising online by using Crowdrise and set up a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraising page to share with friends and family via email, or even as a part of a Halloween party invite/e-vite. How easy it that?

wiz_c016“Oh, I see;” said the Tin Woodman. “But, after all, brains are not the best things in the world.” Have you any?” enquired the Scarecrow. No, my head is quite empty,” answered the Woodman; “but once I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.” ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Let’s all be like our galvanized friend.  

How about a little more treat than trick this year?

Toni 10/31/14


Remember when recess was rough and tumble

and lessons involved chalk?

Our school served free milk.  

Thanks, Ike.

JMG weight gr 1Toni 10/30/14

#TBT Did someone say it’s Throwback Thursday? 17-year old Patty wrote this for the Salem Classical and High School Advance Magazine back in 1964 (do the math, you’re right, time has passed).

Thanks to Mike Stafford for finding and sending me these early Patty writings. Heaven forfend if they’d been lost forever…SHS Advance - Spring 1963 - Vol. LXXII - No. 3 - Patricia Raymond