“…to help us create a safer, happier Halloween for all! Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.”
Read all about the Teal Pumpkin Project here.
Quoted from (Source): http://www.foodallergy.org/home
While we are beyond thankful for FARE and this entire campaign, teal pumpkins have an even greater meaning for us…
MORE THAN JUST A COLOR
-Written by: http://smilingawayfoodallergies.com/
Together we stand for so much more,
Eternal brothers and sisters as one,
Advocating for ignorance’s cure,
Living in unity has begun.
Pumpkins are orange or are they teal,
Ultimately it’s not about their color but what they reveal.
Moments that open up eyes and hearts,
Pumpkin’s new hue is only where compassion starts.
Kindness for one another no matter if we directly relate
Inner empathy inspires a greater fate,
No allergies or many- for once – we all can share the same plate.
Project deeper than who has an allergy and who does not,
Reality is bringing hope to what humanity has really got.
Optional participation but yet so many chose to learn,
Joyfully adding to Halloween’s allergy-free concern,
Everlasting gratitude for all who act without expecting return.
Celebrating a community coming together as one,
Teal pumpkins are just the start of a unity I pray has only just begun.
Even though my son is still too young to fully participate in Halloween, I am beyond thankful to everyone who plans to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. With so much negative news in the world today, times and campaigns like these bring hope for a society whose foundation can be built upon more compassion than we know. With that being said, we wear teal proud and smile on to one great Halloween …