Saturday, October 31, 2009
Trick Or Treat For UNICEF
Here's a great tradition that's making a comeback. Created by kids in 1950, Trick or Treat for UNICEF is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s signature campaign. By Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund), thousands of kids and adults help UNICEF to provide nutrition, immunization,sanitation, access to clean water and proper education for children around the world. Last year, kids with their families, schools, corporations, and communities raised over $4.4 million and have raised more than $144 million to date. Some will recall how famous spokespersons, from Danny Kaye to Casper the Friendly Ghost have over the years promoted the charitable concept of harnessing the positive energy of Halloween to help children in need. Today the program is represented by some charming children reminiscent of the International kid cast of Walt Disney's It's a Small World, which was originally created to benefit UNICEF at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Happy Halloween!