FARE is thrilled that so many families across the country are planning to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project! The idea is simple –pick up some inexpensive toys (ideas can be found on our website), paint a pumpkin teal and place it and a free, downloadable sign from FARE in front of your home to show that you have non-food treats to hand out.
The campaign has been tremendously popular on social media – reaching nearly 5 million people on Facebook – and has been featured by national and local media across the country. Here are just a few of the articles, news clips, and radio spots that have helped promote this fantastic campaign for inclusion:
How to Make Halloween Less Scary for Food Allergies (ABCNews.com)
Teaching My Daughter to Be An Advocate With The Teal Pumpkin Project (Huffington Post Blog)
A safe Halloween for kids with food allergies (Fox 5 News New York)
Teal Pumpkin Project for Kids with Food Allergies (Good Day Columbus)
For allergic trick-or-treaters, teal pumpkin to signify special goodies (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Teal Pumpkin Project Seeks To Include Kids With Food Allergies (CBS Los Angeles)
Teal Pumpkin Project: Halloween for Chicago kids with food allergies (Chicago Parent)
Flavor HD: The Teal Pumpkin Project and dishes with bugs! (WGN Radio Chicago)
We hope that you will join us by participating in the teal Pumpkin Project and help spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors to encourage widespread involvement!
You can download a flyer on FARE’s website to pass out, or share information via email or social media. Tools are available at http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project.
Share pictures of your Teal Pumpkin Project using #TealPumpkinProject!