Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Co-founder Mary Emma Allison Dies at 93

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Basketball player Charlie Bell attends UNICEF event in Pleasanton, California. Credit: Trisha Leeper, WireImage

For the past 60 Halloweens, trick-or-treaters have been knocking down doors pleading for more than just candy. As part of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, kids have been collecting change from their neighbors to raise money for less fortunate children all around the world.

Schoolteacher Mary Emma Allison and her husband, Clyde Allison, created Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a Halloween tradition that has raised more than $160 million for needy children in over 150 countries, according to The New York Times.

Last Wednesday, Allison, 93, died in her home surrounded by her family.

Allison's efforts will continue to live on as trick-or-treaters proudly carry their orange UNICEF boxes with them for many Halloweens to come.

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