Hello, I wanted to share some information about FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project™ – a wonderful campaign that I support and I hope you will too! The Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes a safer, happier Halloween by encouraging households to make non-food treats available so that trick-or-treaters who need to avoid candy – due to food allergies or other reasons – can fully participate. Households can show they are participating by placing a teal pumpkin in front of their home.
Last year, households from 50 states and 7 countries participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project™. This year, you can be part of an even bigger movement! Visit tealpumpkinproject.org to join 100,000 households pledging to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project™.
As someone who cannot eat sugar, I was already considering having an alternative to candy–just in case. But then I wondered how a family with a child with food restrictions would know where to trick or treat.
Then I found the Teal Pumpkin Project. Through the use of a teal pumpkin and/or a sign, parents will know which houses have safe treats for their children.
- Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
- Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
- Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
- Mini Slinkies
- Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
I think I’m going to pick up glow sticks, but knowing myself, I might end up wearing a few dozen glow-necklaces before the night is over.
I’m working on raising awareness in my own neighborhood, but since I think this is such a good idea, I just wanted to make sure more people know!
Happy almost Halloween!
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