Halloween nears and Teal Pumpkin Project strikes again, as the allergy awareness raising campaign is winning over more adepts.
Not sure what the Teal Pumpkin Project is? Check the website of the campaign and find out more on the delightful and inspiring community-born initiative. If your child is suffering from any sort of allergy and you wish to offer a carefree Halloween this year, paint the porch-decorating pumpkins in teal.
Born as an initiative by the Food Allergy Research and Education group, the Teal Pumpkin Project inspires parents and children nationwide is raise awareness of the dangers of the typical Halloween offerings for children suffering from allergies.
Teal is traditionally associated with anti-allergy campaigns. So the group decided to invite people across the U.S. to put up one or more teal-painted pumpkins in support of the project.
Of course, simply renouncing the Jack-o-Lantern in favor of the Teal Pumpkin Project isn’t sufficient. What the initiators of the project aim at is that the households who put this new symbol up, signal to the little witches and ghouls and goblins that the treats they have prepared aren’t the traditional candies.
The website of the project proudly announces that over 100,000 homes are participating in offering non-food treats for the little ones to enjoy this Halloween. And they will be signaling it with a teal pumpkin.
Thus, as Halloween nears and Teal Pumpkin Project strikes again, keep an eye out for the homes who chose to offer non-food items for children with allergies, celiac disease or diabetes. That’s where the carefree Halloween is guaranteed for you and your child. Not to mention the fun.
If you’d like to do the same for others and help the Teal Pumpkin Project grow, all you need to do is change the color of the pumpkin. Then make a run to the nearest dollar store. That’s a great source of inspiration and trinket finding that is sure to make the little ones beam with joy.
Stickers or non-permanent tattoos or Halloween-themed articles are a fantastic alternative to the usual treats. Putting up the teal pumpkin in a visible place will also turn you in an ambassador of allergy-related issues and how they can be avoided. It’s bound to be a good conversation starter.
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