The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Facts & figures

If you pass out Halloween treats, consider these numbers:

$16.5 billion The amount Americans spent on candy in 2004, which amounts to 24 pounds or $60 of candy per person.

$48 per person The amount Americans planned to spend on candy, decorations and costumes for Halloween 2005.

The amount on average that ELCA members gave per person to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal (800-638-3522; or give online) in 2005.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, National Retail Federation, ELCA World Hunger Appeal.


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