Last month Erica Ehm and Caroline Fernandez joined 18,000 young people and educators at the Air Canada Centre for We Day, 2011, a high-energy event put on by Craig and Marc Kielburger’s Free The Children. She heard from musicians, activists and politicians all there to inspire global and local change. Erica left feeling super empowered and ready to get her own kids involved in this movement to make the world a better place!
And, then we found out about Halloween for Hunger - the perfect way to start living the “We” movement - today! Why does this program make us so happy? Well, for starters, it’s an easy way to teach your kids about the power of giving back. Instead of trick-or-treating for candy on October 31, Halloween for Hunger asks your kids to collect non-perishable food items for local food banks. Because, with hundreds of thousands of Canadians relying of food banks to feed their children - this issue is scarier than all the ghosts and goblins of Halloween combined!
1) Register as a group or individual here.
2) Find the food bank nearest you. Notify them about your campaign in advance. They may have useful info for you - like what types of foods they’re most in need of. Make a plan to drop off your collection after Halloween.
3) Print Halloween for Hunger cards online (scroll to the bottom of the page) and, distribute them to the houses you visit.
Not only is this for a super important cause but it’s also a sure-fire way to eliminate some of that excess candy (read: tummy aches, toothaches and headaches - for mom!) that’ll invade your home at the end of this month.
Click here to make this Halloween about fighting hunger!