It’s fall, and with Halloween upon us, we want to make sure that you are fully prepared for trick-or-treating.
A lot of kids are happy to go door-to-door with bags, or if you were me, I just took a giant pillowcase to each neighboring house and whichever of my siblings had the most full pillow case at the end of the night was the winner.
However, there are some children who aren’t able to easily go to every door in the neighborhood.  There are some children who have allergies or diabetes and simply cannot have the goodies on Halloween and have been left out over the years.
The #TealPumpkinProject has been sweeping the nation and is a way for houses to say that they have a non-food item to offer those children who simply don’t have the option to enjoy candy on Halloween.
So how does it work?
If you want to participate – paint a pumpkin teal and put it outside.  This lets people know that you are providing non-candy items.  Of course you can also provide candy for the other children!  And please, spread the word.  Use the hashtag #TealPumpkinProject and tell your friends on facebook.  Try to organize a teal pumpkin painting party in your neighborhood!  And the most important thing that you can do is to put your house on the map.
What are some non-food items that you can have in your arsenal?
Halloween themed:
1.  Pencils
2. Stickers
3. Erasers
4. Buttons
 Non-Halloween themed:
1. Bouncy Balls
2. Glow sticks
3. Bubbles
More ideas – click here
Did you participate in the #TealPumpkinProject? We would love to hear your ideas of what you offered last year and what you plan to offer this year!