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    25 Reasons To Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF This Halloween

    Now in its 64th year, UNICEF engages children in collecting money along with candy as they ring doorbells and chime, "Trick-or-treat for UNICEF!" Here are 25 reasons to have your students trick-or-treat for UNICEF this October 31.

    1. Inspire Thing 1 and Thing 2 to be global citizens by collecting coins for children around the world along with their Snickers and peanut butter cups.

    2. An AIDS-free generation is within reach—brought to us in part by trick-or-treaters who helped fund UNICEF's work to prevent transmission of the disease.

    3. Little ghosts can help prevent malaria by raising money to cover beds with mosquito nets that protect children from infected mosquitoes.

    4. Ninety-one cents out of every dollar students collect goes directly to children around the world.

    5. Pennies, nickels and dimes aren't doing anyone any good in couch cushions.

    6. Because "every child has a right to protection from violence, abuse, and exploitation." —UNICEF

    7. Trick-or-treating is about so much more than candy when money is being raised to increase awareness about the 93 million kids who are living with moderate to severe disabilities.

    8. As they collect peanut butter kisses, students can raise money to feed children in South Sudan, where 4 million people are on the brink of starvation.

    9. Superheroes can really save the day by supporting emergency relief in Pakistan, Iraq and Syria.

    10. Out of change? Trick-or-treaters can ask people to donate $10 by texting TOT to 864233.

    11. Guardians of the Galaxy can be part of the largest humanitarian operation in history with UNICEF's work in Syria.

    12. Combine creativity with a cause when kids trick-or-treat for coins that go directly toward transforming communities hard hit by natural disasters.

    13. In the aftermath of trick-or-treating, kids can sort and count coins along with candy. What's their ratio of chocolate to gummy candies? And how much are they donating to kids around the world?

    14. The coins stuffed into UNICEF boxes go toward stuffing a school-in-a-box that provides enough classroom materials to keep children's education going for 72 hours in an emergency.

    15. Become part of a legacy by adding to the $170 million already raised since 1950 by generations of trick-or-treaters.

    16. Make Halloween a service-learning experience for students, all with one little orange box.

    17. Send little vampires into the night to collect coins that support efforts to eradicate maternal and newborn tetanus by 2015.

    18. Olaf can find out what snowmen do in summer when he collects money to support communities impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

    19. Transformers can change the course of a child's life by providing access to safe drinking water to children in 100 countries.

    20. Send little zombies into the streets on a quest for more than just brains.

    21. Halloween night will end with a certificate for a job well done, rather than just a toothache and a sugar crash.

    22. Milk and cookies will know all about children's rights after UNICEF's free classroom lessons about global citizenship.

    23. Dentists will finally have a reason to cheer about trick-or-treating when kids collect coins to fight malnutrition.

    24. Because "it's an empowering experience to make a difference. [And] kids need more than candy." —Zendaya, this year's Trick-or-Treat Ambassador

    25. Build empathy and awareness on every block of your neighborhood by having children ring doorbells and say, "Trick-or-treat for UNICEF!"

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    Teachers and parents: Order Trick-or-Treat boxes for kids here!