What’s the deal with the teal pumpkins?

halloween teal projectOne of my friends has 3 children with celiac. Several friends of children with severe allergies. For them, Halloween stinks. For children with allergies or food restrictions, this time of year is especially tough. The Teal Pumpkin Porject offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option by offering non-food treats, such as glow sticks or small toys, as an alternative to candy.

If you’d like to take part:
• Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available.
 Display a printable sign.
Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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