SIXTY YEARS FOR UNICEF - Ian Dynda, Henry Kisler, Makayla Alcorn and Owen Kisler are getting their little orange boxes ready for the Port Allegany United Methodist Church Sunday School's annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF collection which will take place Sunday, October 24 beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Sunday school students will canvass the town to help make a difference in the lives of their peers around the globe.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the annual campaign that empowers children in the United States to make a difference in the lives of their peers around the globe, will take place Sunday afternoon in Port Allegany.  The Halloween tradition that is beloved by generations, is often the first introduction of raising funds by children for children.  For many kids, it is the first time they have been exposed to the countless hardships children endure every day as they struggle to survive in the face of disease, disasters and other hardships.  Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF also introduces many children to the idea that they can make a difference in the world by volunteering in service to others.  
 
Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, collections from hundreds of millions of orange Trick-or-Treaters for UNICEF boxes total nearly $160 million to bring lifesaving relief to millions of children worldwide.  

In many parts of the world, kids drink unsafe water from a river or stream that often makes them very sick.  Many kids have never seen a doctor or had the immunizations they need to protect against deadly diseases.  Some kids don't learn to read or write, because they don't have access to school or must work to support their families.  

UNICEF builds wells so kids can have access to clean water.  UNICEF provides 56 percent of the children in developing countries with their immunizations and also helps build schools, train teachers and provide school supplies to kids around the world.  
 
To learn more about Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF go to www.trickortreatforunicef.org.  Please give generously when the UMC Sunday school students knock at your door.