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Trick or Treat For A Good Cause

Our daughter’s 14 months old. We’ve been on the fence on whether she’ll get much out of a trick or treating experience this year. She was pretty much oblivious to the holidays last year so we were excited about this year. However, we were still unsure whether taking her trick or treating would be worth it. Most significantly, we wondered what we’d do with all that candy.

Well there’s an alternative way to go trick or treating this year now, and all for a good cause. UNICEF’s Trick or Treat drive is encouraging kids to collect money instead of sweets and candies in their special box, then send the collection in as part of UNICEF’s effort to encourage giving back to less fortunate kids worldwide. It may seem like a bummer to some kids, but it’s a great way to expose kids to humanitarian/charitable causes, encourage selflessness, and avoid a visit to the dentist!

The younger ones like my daughter’s age won’t mind, and if you appeal to the older kids, I’m sure they’re generosity will kick in. Challenge your kids, why not?


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