Beggar's Night is just around the corner (October 30th) and soon our kids will be going door to door collecting pillowcases full of candy. But for a child with a food allergy or a food intolerance, finding treats to fill their pillowcase can be challenging and is often unsafe.
For the 2021 Beggar's Night, the City along with Elkhart Parks & Rec are looking for 20 or more households to offer non-food treats and display a teal pumpkin sign as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project.
What's the Teal Pumpkin Project? TPP is a simple way to make trick-or-treating safer and more inclusive for the one in thirteen children living with food allergies, and many others impacted by intolerances and other conditions. Placing a teal pumpkin on your doorstep signals that, in addition to candy, you offer non-food trinkets and treats that are safe for all trick or treaters. More information can be found at https://www.foodallergy.org/
Help us make this Beggar's Night one to remember. Message the City here your interest in participating. The City will offer printed flyers to display in your yard and create a map for the Teal Pumpkin route. Individual households are responsible for purchasing non-food items. Moving forward, we'd love to see this become a permanent part of our Beggar's Night tradition in Elkhart. Thank you.