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Halloween

Each year children (and adults!) use Halloween as a time to raise both awareness and funds for research of eosinophil associated diseases. 

Instead of trick-or-treating for candy that they may not be able to eat, these dedicated members of our community collect donations to support APFED's Hope on the Horizon Research Fund.

Please join us for the 12th annual campaign this year, and encourage others to do the same!

There are several ways to get involved:

Go door to doorOn Halloween night trick or treat as usual, but instead of accepting candy, request a donation to APFED. 

Give collection cans to others- Increase your fundraising by creating a “collection kit” for neighbors and friends. Follow these steps to get started:

Cute idea! Some families create a ghost by wrapping a Dum-Dums® lollipop with a napkin or tissue, and tying a ribbon around with a note attached that explains eos. They hand these out on Halloween to help spread awareness.

Cute Idea!

Some families create a ghost by  wrapping a Dum-Dums® lollipop with a napkin or tissue, and tying a ribbon  around with a note attached that  explains eos. They hand these out on  Halloween to help spread awareness.

1. Start by customizing a letter to explain the campaign to others.

2.  Create collection containers

          a) Designate empty, clean containers, such as:

b) Decorate your collection container. Ideas:

  • Download and print awareness ribbons and use it to cover your container.
     

  • Download and print an APFED logo wrapper.
     

  • Cover containers with photos of your child.
     

  • Cover containers with papers decorated by your child.

3. Print participation ribbons.

4. Distribute the collection containers and participation ribbons at least 2 weeks prior to Halloween.

5. On Halloween night, print and sign thank you cards. Hand them out as you pick up collection containers (look for participation ribbons that you’ve asked your neighbors to hang!)

Take a collection container to work- Create a collection container using awareness ribbons or an APFED logo wrapper and take it to work and ask coworkers for their support. Customize and display a letter with the can to explain your cause.

To Submit Your Collection:
Convert all donations to one check, note that it is for the 2014 Trick of Treat for APFED campaign and mail to:

APFED
PO Box 29545
Atlanta, GA 30359-0545

Donations must be postmarked or received online by Nov. 7, 2014 to be eligible for the top earner prize.

Don’t forget to e-mail a picture of your child dressed in costume holding their collection container to anuwer@apfed.org, so that we can share it with others!

Good luck!