Queen Ka`ahumanu Center will support the Teal Pumpkin Project this year during its annual Halloween trick-or-treating event on Oct. 31. The Teal Pumpkin Project is a national campaign to promote the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters, including those with food allergies. To support the campaign, the Queen Ka`ahumanu customer service center will have a small toy or other non-candy alternative for keiki who suffer from food allergies and/or sugar sensitivities. In addition to the Teal Pumpkin Project, the Maui Friends of the Library will offer children’s books as an alternative to traditional Halloween candy during the trick-or-treating event.
This Halloween, the mall will host store-to-store trick-or-treating for children 12 years of age and younger on Oct. 31 starting at 5pm. Participating stores will be designated with an orange balloon, and will be passing out candy while supplies last. The mall’s customer service center adjacent to center court will be handing out free trick-or-treat bags as well as treats.
Queen Ka`ahumanu Center also will host a candy buy back program at its customer service center Nov. 1-5. Children can sell their unopened Halloween candy to Queen Ka`ahumanu Center for $1 per pound (up to five pounds), while supplies last. Queen Ka`ahumanu Center will then donate the purchased candy to Operation Gratitude, which includes the treats in care packages sent to U.S. service members, veterans and first responders. The program is sponsored by Conmy Orthodontics of Maui and Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA).
Photo courtesy of Queen Ka`ahumanu Center