Fun Ways to Give on Halloween

Uncategorized / Wednesday, October 30th, 2013


Sure, there are tons of ways to help during Christmas and Thanksgiving seasons, but there are also some great ways to contribute on Halloween that you might not have thought of.

  1. Donate your old Halloween costumes.  If you’re like me, you have been a zombie or a cat every year for Halloween.  If you’re not like me (and you’re normal), you probably have a stash of Halloween costumes hidden away in a closet somewhere.  Donating your Halloween costumes could allow someone to have a little bit more fun than they might have had this year.
  2. Offer to take a family member’s or neighbor’s* child trick-or-treating or pass out candy for them.  Of course there will be a lot of parents who want to take their own child trick-or-treating or pass out their own candy, but there are many single-parent homes who would love for you to do one or the other.    
  3. Take candy to a children’s hospital.  If you live near a children’s hospital, bring them candy.  They don’t get to go trick-or-treating, but you can bring it to them!  You could even put on a costume to make it more fun for the kids.  (Tip: don’t dress up as a nurse or doctor.)
  4. Volunteer at a haunted house.  You have probably gone to a haunted house, but you probably had not thought to volunteer there (I never have).  Think about how much help they need- setting up, decorations, people to dress up and scare customers, people to sell tickets, etc.  It’s a lot of work and they would probably love your help. 
  5. Offer to help at your child’s school Halloween party.  This may not be the case anymore, but my local elementary school used to have a Halloween parade.  Kids would dress up on this day and need people to help walk them to local businesses to gather candy.  It takes a lot of help to herd a group of children! 
  6. Serve a “Halloween Themed” meal at a local shelter.  The shelter would appreciate your help and who wouldn’t love some festivity?

There are always a lot of ways to get involved and have a great time.  Sometimes you just have to get creative!