By now, you’ve (hopefully!) staked out the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods, made a game plan with your friends and picked out an awesome costume. One thing you might not have? The ‘Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’ orange box.
You may have seen other trick-or-treaters carrying these iconic orange boxes in the past. Here’s what they were up to (hint: It’s not for candy!) – and how you can get involved.
What’s With the Orange Boxes?
The tradition began in Philadelphia in the 1950s, when a few kids hand-decorated milk cartons and brought them around to collect change while they trick-or-treated. The reason? To help other children affected by World War II. They only made $17, but it marked the start of a campaign that has now spread to more than 150 countries.
Where Do the Nickels and Pennies Go?
The change collected by trick-or-treaters on Halloween has helped UNICEF provide medicine, food, education, emergency relief and more support to children worldwide. Children in the U.S. have collected more than $170 million by going door-to-door on Halloween and by planning other fundraising efforts in conjunction with the initiative.
How Can I Get Involved?
Visit the “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF” website to print out the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Canister Wrapper and make your own fundraising container. You can also check out the “How to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Guide” and more resources before you get started!
For more information about the “Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF” initiative, visit http://www.trickortreatforunicef.org/.
my parents dont let me go trick or treating because its the devils birthday and on halloween you might get robed or killed and its not good selebrating the devils birthday because thats bad
My parents have never let me go trick-or-treating and they never see fit to give a reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t understand why some people think Halloween is “the devils birthday!” There is nothing in the Bible that says that Halloween is the devils birthday.
My mom says Halloween is a night to hang with friends and do fun stuff with them so ya I love it
Well Halloween started out from nothing lie just using candles in the doorway. OR just ringing the door way for bloodcakes. It has come a long a way since the bible times. If your catholic you will know about all souls day and all saints day. Thats the beginning of holloween
i like it its cool i would so want one
lol didn’t go out had to stay home with babies but i am glad that i got to spented time with them lol
lol didn’t go out had to stay home with babies.sad face
i got soo much candy it filles 2 houses
my mom wont let me trick or treat because she says it is the devils birthday but i still do
That’ wrong. If your parents tell you not to do something you shouldn’t do it. My mom won’t let me go trick or treating. I don’t think I’m at a disadvantage. Instead do something with your family. Your mom is right.
it is wrong lol
just have a Halloween party with your friends instead, that’s what i do
that is so wrong so wat its better to go have fun then to be bored
this year im going to be a dark angel
You shouldn’t do something that your mom tells you not to do. Your parents are only doing what they think is best for you.