The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Halloween is a time for creepy crawlies, ghosts and goblins, and things that go bump in the night. It’s all in good, skin-crawling fun, but for some, Halloween becomes scary for one very real reason – food allergies. This year however, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), has launched a campaign to raise awareness about food allergies.

The Teal Pumpkin Project aims to promote respect for those dealing with food allergies and, more specifically, to help prevent certain candy from getting into the wrong hands on Halloween. Families are invited to paint a pumpkin teal, the color of food allergy awareness, and display it on their porch to indicate that non-food treats are available to trick-or-treaters. Here's a quick list of some non-food treat ideas:

  • Necklaces
  • Crayons
  • Stickers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Slinkies
  • Bubbles
I love this idea! And I have to admit, though we are food-allergy-free in my house, if my son had the choice between a little toy truck and a Snickers, he’s definitely picking the truck! The effort has already gone impressively viral, having been picked up by news sources across the nation, splashed across Facebook news feeds, and repined countless times. So, will you be going teal this Halloween?

Stephanie Shum Anderson (Agent) Headshot
Phone: 301-466-5656
Dated: October 28th 2014
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About Stephanie: She's a licensed agent in Virginia/Maryland and CRC Premier Properties' very own marketing maven. M...

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