Lasting Halloween Treats

| October 17, 2008 | 1 Comment

By: Jen Khatchatrian
Oct. 17, 2008 – UNICEF has designed a new collection box just for Halloween that partners door to door fundraising with trick or treating. And who could resist a little fairy princess or pirate asking for a donation? Once you are done, you simply send the donations to UNICEF. I am guessing the kids will feel better with this project than they will after a couple handfuls of typical Halloween treats.

What better way to talk with your trick or treaters about the opportunities in our lives to be selfless and help others in need. Even if you chose your own charity and decorated your own box or bag, this is a powerful and positive way to approach an otherwise sweet and somewhat selfish tradition.

My sons were sick last year so we stayed at home in our Old Town neighborhood to hand out treats and enjoy the kids who came to our door. What we found was a number of little trick or treaters who didn’t have coats on that chilly night let alone costumes. My heart sank when I gave out the packages of gummy body parts my sons chose weeks earlier knowing that I needed to do more. Later that evening my husband and I agreed to discreetly attach local grocery store cards to the treats in a respectful gesture of help. This year we are better prepared.

Although candy is a delightful treat, it is a fleeting gesture. Why not give another a child the treat of good health and your child a lesson to last a lifetime.

This is an Original article.

Jen Khatchatrian is co-editor of ChicagoMomViews and the blogger aka The EcoChic Organizer. Jen contributes weekly to Chicago Moms Blog and 5 Minutes for Going Green.

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Head Chicagonista, Co-host of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, Lead blogger for, and Co-Founder of Women Driving Excellence. MJ is also the annual host of SocialRevUp - Brands & Bloggers Summit (#bbsummit) attended by about 200 professional high-profile bloggers nationwide. Follow MJ on Twitter: @mjtam

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  1. kristen says:

    What a great idea. No one will trick-or-treat to our place since we live in a condo bldg and can’t buzz strangers into the building, but I will share this idea with my friends, in the city and suburbs!

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