UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, gets less attention these days for its Halloween coin collection. The project started in Philadelphia in 1948, when the Rev. Clyde Allison and his wife, Mary Emma, wanted to "turn trick-or-treat into something good." More than $164 million later, UNICEF still aims to improve the lives of children worldwide (youth.unicefusa.org).
Dianna Marder joined the Inquirer staff in 1985, covering crime, courts and city hall before moving to the Features section where she writes about the many facets of food.