A friend of mine shared a link about a Teal Pumpkin Program. I was wondering if our residents could help out here.
It originated for children with allergies, but would also be beneficial for children with special needs that are tube fed or have eating difficulties that make it so that they can not eat candy.
It is basically where you put a teal pumpkin on your front step, so that children know they can trick or treat and get a treat other than candy. If no teal pumpkin is available, I am sure a cut out of one posted somewhere visible would really help. On your window or light pillar. Even the front door would be a good idea.
I am going to do this at my household this year and I strongly encourage other to do so.Some of our residents have children with special needs who are unable to eat candy. To be able to give them something would go a long way in making this a special night they can enjoy just like all the other children.Even if only a few residents participated, and some kids could trick or treat and get something other than candy, it would be greatly appreciated.
If you are planning on doing so perhaps you could leave a reply below to this post with the participating house number?Here is the link for more info.Happy Holloween