Too Old for Trick or Treating? Here’s a New Idea

Walt Whitman Freshman Alexandra Miller-Henson with her s(care) bag that volunteers will use to collect donated items.
Walt Whitman Freshman Alexandra Miller-Henson with her s(care) bag that volunteers will use to collect donated items.

Walt Whitman Freshman Alexandra Miller-Henson loves Halloween, but the thought of walking her neighborhood requesting candy was getting old. “What if I didn’t collect candy, but collected something else,” said our creative entrepreneur.

This led Alexandra to create S(care), a not-for-profit organization that provides tweens and teens who love Halloween an opportunity to Trick-or-Treat for a cause. “The goal is every year we trick-or-treat for certain items to donate to shelters and organizations that support those in need.”

“I know Walt Whitman has a lot of great programs that help the community and students are always encouraged to help in any way they can. So I’m happy to see this new idea gaining support in our schools and with local businesses,” said Alexandra. “I this it’s a great way for kids to help the less fortunate and have fun at the same time.”

Here’s how it works:

•Sign up to participate at: www.scareforcharity.org

•Print out and cut up the flyers found on the "More Pages/Flyer" page of the website.

•One week before Halloween, ask an adult to accompany you and distribute flyers in your neighborhood.

•When you go trick-or-treating, take your s(care) bag with you. These branded bags will be given out free (while supplies last) if you sign up on the website!

•On Halloween when you visit the homes in your neighborhood, introduce yourself.

•Say thank you, even if they don’t donate!

•Drop off your collected toiletries/socks (this years requested items) to one of our drop-off locations.

Way to Go Alexandra! Your spirit of giving and volunteering is what makes our community so special.