Orange and Teal Go Hand in Hand for Halloween

  • Posted by on October 11, 2016

    teal-pumpkin

    Orange and Teal Go Hand In Hand For Halloween

    Happy October!  We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 29th from 11am to 3pm.  Come dressed in your costume and enjoy a haunted house, pumpkin patch, face painting, hay rides and so much more!

    Halloween: An exciting holiday combining some of children’s favorite things, dress-up, sweet candies and tasty treats.

    Halloween can also be challenging for families who deal with food allergies.  When a food allergic child doesn’t know what’s in the trick-or-treat bag, it can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening.

    Breezemont Day Camp has many campers with various food allergies.  We take food allergies very seriously and strive to make camp an all-inclusive and safe environment.

    FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) created the Teal Pumpkin Project, encouraging people around the country to place teal pumpkins on their own doorsteps and to offer safe alternatives to Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters with food allergies.  Why teal?  It’s the color of food allergy awareness.

    This isn’t meant to replace candy, but rather a way to be inclusive to not just food allergies but also diabetes and other serious health problems.  In addition to passing out candy, some non-food treats may be pencils, stickers, bubbles, crayons, etc. (If doing both, please keep in separate bowls to prevent cross contamination).

    If you would like to donate non-food treats, please drop them off in the Breezemont Visitors Center at your convenience or you can bring them to the Halloween Festival on October 29th. These items will be distributed to local Armonk homes and businesses participating in trick-or-treating along with teal pumpkin fliers they can display.

    “Kids with food allergies want to participate in Halloween in the same way that their friends do, but they end up giving away so many of the treats they collect because they’re unsafe. Handing out non-food treats that kids can enjoy without fear — it’s a simple gesture that means a lot.” – FARE

    Breezemont Day Camp is proud to announce we are a sponsor of the FARE Walk for Food Allergies on Saturday, October 15th at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.  Please join us and help make a difference.