Amount Americans spent last year on UNICEF donations to trick-or-treaters : $3,731,057
On Halloween costumes for their pets : $330,000,000
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.
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?
“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