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This Halloween season, Western Massachusetts Allergy proudly participated in our first community event, the local United Way Boo Bash. We were also featured on local news on October 24, discussing the allergen-friendly Teal Pumpkin Project, an initiative that aims to make Halloween safer and more inclusive for children with allergies.

What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide movement that encourages households to provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters who have food allergies, intolerances, or other conditions that make traditional candy a less safe option. By placing a teal pumpkin on their doorstep, families signal that they have non-food treats available, such as small toys, stickers, or other fun items.

Our Involvement in the Community

At Western Massachusetts Allergy, we understand the importance of awareness and inclusivity when it comes to food allergies, especially during festive times like Halloween. Our participation in the Teal Pumpkin Project and the United Way Boo Bash is part of our commitment to a healthier, happier, and more inclusive community.

During the Boo Bash, we had the opportunity to engage with families, share valuable information about managing allergies, and provide safe, fun alternatives to traditional Halloween treats. Our team was thrilled to see the smiles on children’s faces as they picked up their non-food treats, knowing they wouldn’t have to worry about allergic reactions.

Why the Teal Pumpkin Project Matters

Food allergies can be life-threatening, and they affect 1 in 13 children in the United States. The Teal Pumpkin Project not only helps to keep these children safe but also allows them to fully participate in the Halloween fun. It’s about creating an inclusive environment where all kids can enjoy the holiday without feeling left out or different.

Join Us in Supporting the Teal Pumpkin Project

We encourage everyone in our community to consider participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. It’s a simple yet powerful way to make a big difference in the lives of children with food allergies. You can join by:

  • Placing a teal pumpkin or a sign on your doorstep to indicate non-food treats are available.
  • Offering a variety of non-food treats, such as glow sticks, bubbles, or small toys.
  • Spreading the word to friends and neighbors about the Teal Pumpkin Project.

At Western Massachusetts Allergy, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive care and education for those with allergies. We believe in a community where everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions, can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween. We’re proud to support the Teal Pumpkin Project and look forward to continuing our involvement in similar community initiatives.

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