Another one originally posted on Swords into Plowshares:
Presbyterian United Nations Ministry
It has been a long time since I have attended a Halloween party.
I did so tonight, joining nearly 200 adults and children to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
This program began in Philadelphia, the idea of Presbyterians Clyde and Mary Emma Allison who wondered “Why can’t kids collect food for starving children?”
In the sixty years since those orange cartons (decorated milk cartons were first used) have been used by children and adults to raise almost $160 million dollars.
Those funds are used by UNICEF to provide food, medicine, and education to help children thrive.
Monroe Allison, his wife Dianna, and UNICEF Jenny (all shown in the picture) attended the event to be recognized for his parent’s vision. Monroe attended the 219th General Assembly (2010) where UNICEF gave thanks for the role of his parents and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in creating and promoting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
By participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Presbyterians serve in the global neighborhood as disciples of Jesus who calls us to love one another.
What are you doing this Halloween?
The Office of Child Advocacy provides a bulletin insert on Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in color and in black and white.
Download Trick or Treaf for UNICEF story about the Allisons and the origins.
Find the resources needed to Trick or Treat for UNICEF.