UNICEF sends Olympia woman 20,000 'Trick or Treat' coin collection boxes...

OLYMPIA -- Parent Ellen Rice had requested some "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes so that kids in her Griffin School District could collect coins in them for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for needy youngsters around the world.

But she got an extra 20,000 boxes by mistake, The News Tribune of Tacoma reported Tuesday.

Rice told the newspaper that UNICEF agreed to collect and dispose of the extra boxes, but instead she is trying to see if there are any local school groups that can take some of them and use them. A couple of school groups have areadly agreed to pick up about 500 boxes, she said.

Groups or organizations that want to pick up some of the extra trick or treat boxes can email her at ekingrice@comcast.net, or call her directly at 360-866-2468. For more information on UNICEF's trick-or-treat program, go to trickortreatforunicef.org.