Let your little goblins give as well as get this Halloween. Collect donations for UNICEF while trick-or-treating. Pre-order your orange collection box now or simply download the DIY wrapper to attach to your own container. Watch this video and talk to your kids about how their collected money will be used. That way, they can explain it to neighbors while trick-or-treating. After Halloween, count up the donations. You have several options for sending the money to UNICEF.
Talk to your child: How did you feel about collecting donations along with candy? Was it fun? Scary? Did it make you feel good? Do you think this is a good way for kids to make a difference? Why or why not? Would you like to do it again next year?
Book to share: Jack the Bum and the Halloween Handout by Janet Schulman. Ages 4 and up. A sweet story about a man who gives a surprising donation to UNICEF on Halloween. (No longer in print, but available at libraries.)