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Halloween 2016: The Staten Island Teal Pumpkin Project Guide


What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

Halloween is dangerous for children with severe food allergies, and with 1 in 13 children having allergies, a night usually full of fun and magic can quickly become a parent’s worst nightmare.

The Teal Pumpkin Project protects children with food allergies by offering safer choices to traditional candy. Members sign pledges to offer non-food treats and place teal pumpkins outside their doors on Halloween.

The Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) group started the Teal Pumpkin Project in 2014, to raise awareness about the dangers of food allergies, and it has spread nationwide.

Teal Pumpkin Households on Staten Island – 2016

If you have a child or know a child with severe food allergies, below is a list of participating households across Staten Island:

  • 751 Oakland Ave — West Brighton
  • 171 Chandler Ave — Westerleigh
  • 31 Nome Ave — New Springville
  • 1001 Richmond Hill Road — New Springville
  • 49 Belmar Drive West
  • 51 Ilyse Court — Bay Terrace
  • 6 Croft Court — Bay Terrace
  • 358 Tanglewood Drive — Great Kills
  • 127 Ridgewood Drive — Eltingville
  • 343 Lamoka Ave — Eltingville
  • 172 Lovelace Lane — Arden Heights
  • 172 Woods of Arden Road — Arden Heights
  • 250 Shirley Ave — Rossville
  • 435 Stanford Ave — Rossville
  • 26 West Castor Place — Rossville
  • 54 Ashton Drive — Rossville
  • 94 Sprague Ave — Tottenville
  • 32 Connecticut Street — Tottenville

It’s easy to get involved. Visit the FARE website to sign the pledge, download free decals and put a teal pumpkin outside your door on Halloween. Acceptable treats include food free of peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, dairy and eggs, and water bottles. Popular nonfood items include stickers, pencils, glow bracelets and plastic spiders.

Amanda Gough
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