A Trunk Or Treat, one trunk at a time.
The Alternative way for a safe Halloween started in many private schools and church organizations for many years now. It is finally making a new way all over in many states. Especially in rural areas.
I loved the idea, when I first learned of this event that offered an “Alternative” safer way of celebration, one thing I seen that had been missing and I ask is to please “Offer an” Alternative, too!
Like my son and so many other children with food restrictions for various reasons personally they live with each day.
What does that mean, a treat has always been in what most remember sweets, but I sure did like the house who had been original. I remember them even now in adulthood. I recall a woman who handed out dollars, and we all ran to her house first before she ran out. The good old days.
We are not asking for you to do that, we are asking for you to offer a ( non-food item). Such as a small toy, temporary tattoos, there is just a world of ideas and I am sure one less visit to the dentist is a benefit to everyone. A few ideas can be found on 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 and inclusion for all, as best we can, safely.
Joseph’s first was at Holy Child Church in Staten Island NY. Joseph was Buzz. We brought Elmo with us.
The organizers, can have rides, characters and do a fundraiser if the location and board are in agreement. Paint some pumpkins. Keep distant, but safe, and clearly let others know that you offer non food items so everyone can enjoy.
During the first year coming to Joseph’s return to heaven, we had been surprised by such loving and compassionate people that made their event and trunk a dedication to him.
To our surprise, our close family, our cousins, who lived close by to the event 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. We had all been with them, in our hearts as we all learned of the event and the loving compassion. The whole family, we are basically all over the USA from East to West Coast and all about in between.. so social media gave us such the blessing to be part. So many compassionate amazing people in this world.
The smiles and warmth on their faces set a moment of peace in my heart on that day.
We offer free use of Joseph Story Halloween handouts. Brochures are double sided JosephDeNicola.com 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. It tells his story too… for those who want to offer a reason for the teal pumpkin they might have showing they are offering an alternative. Most know that seeing a Teal Pumpkin means, a non food treat can be found at your trunk, house. You can google, Teal Pumpkin Project to learn more.
On Halloween at 4PM Eastern Time, each year we host a social media event using hashtag #1moment4Joe ( make your posts Public so everyone can see them). We love to watch how far Joseph travels on that day spreading awareness, with you bringing him to mind as you enjoy your fun safe day. You can read more about why we host the event here: Moment of Silence on Halloween for Joseph 4 p.m. Est. #1moment4joe
We thank you….