Make Your Halloween Even Sweeter by Trick or Treating for UNICEF

I have a secret, a confession really, that I need to share with all of you.  On Halloween night, after the kids crash from their sugar highs and all is quiet throughout the house, I rummage through the mounds of candy and devour some of my favorite pieces.

I can’t be the only one, please tell me I’m not the only one……

It’s a sinfully delicious guilt that I carry around all year long.  But hey, a mom’s got to do what a mom’s got to do.  Besides, the kids won’t miss those few pieces of candy.

Now that you all know my little secret, here’s something else that  definitely needs to be shared.  You can make Halloween even sweeter this year by joining UNICEF’s Trick or Treat fundraising program.

For 62 years, UNICEF has been motivating children to become global citizens through this festive fundraising program.  It’s a great way to provide the entire family with an easy and fun way to help others.

  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF encourages kids of all ages to help raise funds for their peers in developing countries by going door-to-door on Halloween night or participating in other festive fundraising activities.
  • Through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, more than $167 million has been raised, providing children in 190 countries and territories with much-needed health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

Ready to get started??  It’s easy! You can order your free collection boxes today!  Click on the image below to find out how….

You can get creative with your fundraising efforts and you can even enter the Create a Character contest for a chance to design your very own collection box for next year.

Make Halloween a little bit sweeter this year with UNICEF, and let’s keep the candy stealing just between us, mkay?


I wrote this post as part of The Global Team of 200, a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

6 thoughts on “Make Your Halloween Even Sweeter by Trick or Treating for UNICEF

  1. latebloomershow

    You are SOOO good, it’s nice to know you have a little, sweet secret, haha! But, I can’t say I do it, (dare I confess?) because I’ve never liked candy. So, avoiding candy on Halloween has always been easy for me. :) No more trick or treating for me with a senior in college and a junior in HS, but I hope a lot of people read your post and order the UNICEF boxes! I remember doing that, and it’s such a great cause that EVERYONE can relate to! – Kaye

  2. Francesca

    Not sure you’re aware of this but evidentally if you are supporting UNICEF you’re not.. UNICEF is against international adoption and has lobbied to stop adoptions from happening . Very sad and disturbing and I no longer support them.

    1. Hiking Mama

      Thanks for your comment, I am actually glad you brought it up as I’m sure a lot of other AP’s have the same opinion. I am actually aware of UNICEF’s stance on international adoption. They believe that international adoption should be an option of last resort, and I also agree. There is a lot of misleading and emotionally charged journalism on the web generating a lot of misconceptions surrounding UNICEF and IA. A good article to check out: I’m not saying that UNICEF is perfect, but I do believe that some of the facts have been stretched.

      Also from the same author: “The facts are that Unicef has vaccinated over half the world’s children against deadly diseases (in China alone, one of my children’s home country, in September, Unicef vaccinated over 100,000 children against measles), provided clean drinking water to 1.2 billion people since 1990, and currently in the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa, Unicef is the main provider of therapeutic food.”

      Although my personal, emotional opinions of adoption may be slightly different from UNICEF’s, the fact remains that they are helping to save lives. As someone who has adopted during an adoption program that was riddled with corruption and poor practices, I agree with UNICEF that IA has a lot of problems and that more emphasis needs to be placed on family preservation and poverty reduction, reducing the need for IA. I know not every AP feels this way, but after my personal experiences, these are my current opinions.


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