Trick-Or-Treaters Scare Up Ways To Help Charity (NAPSA)Forchildren partici- pating in a program called Trick- or-Treat for UNICEF, Halloween 9s NICEF isn’t just a time to help themselves to candy—it’s also a time to help others. In fact, as one of the coun- try’s most recognizable Halloween traditions, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF hasraised over $144 mil- lion over its 59-year history. Since its inception, the program has helped reduce the unnecessary deaths of children. According to UNICEF, 24,000 children die every day of preventable causes. For many ofits young participants, the initiative has repre- senteda first taste of volunteerism. ‘As an educational and fundraising initiative, the program provides US. children, along with their parents and teachers, the opportunity to learn about their peers worldwide whoaretruly in need. While carrying the orange col- t Pa UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez returns for a second year as spokesperson for Trick-or- Treat for UNICEF, one of the longest-running youth volunteer movements in America. lection box door to dooris still one wide array of companies and orga- tribute partners. of the most popular ways to conto Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, participants can also host bake sales and car washes or text the word “TOT” to UNICEF nizations that serve as invaluable Last year, for instance, Key Club International raised over $700,000 for the cause. This year, funds from the group will support mobile phone. Other ways to get Operation Uruguay:Protecting the (864233) to donate $5 on their involved include hosting a Trickor-Treat for UNICEF Halloween Rights of Children. In the South Collection boxes are available Gamble will double the impact including select Baskin-Robbins, Hallmark Gold Crown stores, and television special airing on HGTV ‘American nation of Uruguay, more Party;just register at www.unicef than half a million children and usa.org/Halloweenparties to adolescentslive in poverty. receive a party kit. New this year, Procter & online and at retail locations, Pier 1 Imports. Boxes can also be ordered by phone at (800) FOR- KIDS. Donations can be made via of donations made by viewers of a Halloween-themed prime-time on Sunday, October 18 and Satur- day, October 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. P&G will match all donations made via HGTV.com from October credit card or check, or through over 12,000 participating Coinstar 18 through October 31, 2009, up Centers, found in supermarkets, to $100,000. drugstores and mass merchants In addition, the U.S. Fund for nationwide. Coming Together Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF owesits success over the years not only to the children, parents and educators who have taken the ini- tiative to participate, but also to a UNICEF is pleased to announce that American Airlines, BaskinRobbins and HGTV have joined as new supporters of this year’s campaign. For more information, visit www-.unicefusa.org/trickortreat.