Host a “Trunk” Or Treat for Joseph “Offer an Alternative” Non-Food item #1moment4joe

A Trunk Or Treat, one trunk at a time.


The Alternative way for a safe Halloween started in many schools and church organizations for years now.  I loved the idea, but I ask for one addition to the term “Alternative”  to “Offer an Alternative, too” in honor of my son and many other children with food intolerance.  Ask if they want either a treat ( candy ) or treat ( non-food item).  Amazon Best Sellers Non Food Halloween treats .

There are many sites that go into the details of organizing a trunk or treat.  It is an excellent way to bring a safer Halloween.  Remember it is for ALL children.

10671230_408780892609484_1900993865862188815_nOur first was at Holy Child Church in Staten Island NY.  Joseph was Buzz. We brought Elmo with us.  We had the costume available from Mid Island Little League events we had been hosting.  You can have rides, characters and do a fundraiser if the location and board are in agreement.  Paint some pumpkins.

Last year was the first he was in heaven.  To our surprise, our family, our cousins, had been called to come down to a Trunk O Treat.   When they arrived it was incredible to see that our family had been invited to see Joseph being honored.  I currently live in WI, but most of our family are back in NY, some in AZ, some in other states.  We are all healing together.

The smiles and warmth on their faces set a moment of peace in my heart on that day.  It is still hard for us all.  Just knowing that one trunk is dedicated to alternatives, is all that matters.  Losing Joseph on Halloween to me (his mommy) makes it a miracle that another just holds a moment to remembering him.

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During the hardest times, one miracle that has been given to us all “compassion”.  The love from strangers, friends, family, is so clear.  It makes you see that the world is filled with love.

Even if it is one trunk would be wonderful.  We ask that the trunk /event holds to “Offering alternatives” so ALL children can be included safely.  We thank you for  loving our/your angel Joseph.

Contact us about your event.  We offer free use of Joseph Story Halloween handouts.  We will also provide a signed book The Great UMPKIN Prince to auction at your fundraiser.  14694602_10211003591391614_92935740_n

Brochures are double sided Halloween Handout Brochure Finishing Cut to 8.5 x 11 Fold to 3.67 x 8.5 if you would like to print them too.

Since we are the colors of the  “rainbow” in all areas of food intolerance, we do not select just one organization to make donations.  The cause is for you, his story we share.

Our choice as a family would be to Mt Sinai Jaffe Food Allergy Institute.

Joseph’s Dr. Scott Sicherer and his team have made many changes and bring awareness.


Dr. Scott Sicherer : Allergy Testing, Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Drug Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Food Allergy, Gastrointestinal Food Allergy, Urticaria

Link to donation :  

Tribute Information “In honor or In Memory of Joseph DeNicola  ”

My address to let me know that the donation was made

Julianne DeNicola ( Joseph’s Mommy) if you need a physical address please send me a private message.

We (Joseph’s Mommy) do not take donations, nor request any monies only your time on Halloween for you to attend  Moment of Silence on Halloween for Joseph 4 p.m. Est. #1moment4joe

Feel free to Contact us if you want to host an event and honor Joseph.

We ask  again that you “Offer an Alternative” give the choice to our generation.  You might be surprised to learning which “Treats” they go diving for and what is left over.

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