Beyond creative costumes and trick or treating, Halloween can be a great time to give back and help others in need and teach your kids a lesson along the way.
Kristina Lowensten, co-founder of the Honeycomb Project, an organization in Chicago that provides hands-on opportunities for family volunteering, joined ABC7 Wednesday morning.
Halloween Helping Tips:
1) Kindness Buckets: Bring cheer to families experiencing homelessness by dropping off hand-decorated pails of Halloween candy to shelters, along with craft items like party crackers, popcorn and glow sticks for a festive celebration.
2) Spooky Treats for Seniors: Brighten the day of senior center residents by baking Halloween inspired treats and delivering with handwritten cards.
3) Halloween Fun in the Hospital: Help pediatric patients enjoy the holiday by compiling activity kits with coloring books, stickers, and arts and crafts projects.
4) Costume Drive: To help kids who can't afford costumes, donate gently used or unworn costumes.
The Honeycomb Project is holding a costume drive. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off at The Honeycomb Project, 1030 W. North Avenue in Lincoln Park.
For more information, visit thehoneycombproject.org.
Help make Halloween a little sweeter for families in need