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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.

$3.50
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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