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As a mom, especially a stay-at-home-mom that is a food allergy mom AND a homeschool mom… sometimes I just love to get away and walk the aisles of my local WalMart. No one yelling, “Mommmmm!!!”. Just me and my thoughts. I like to take my time and just mosey down aisle by aisle. If it’s been a terribly stressful day, I literally will walk every aisle of the store, even the automotive section!
Pumpkin Spice, Disney, and TEAL Halloween!
This week was an especially rewarding getaway. My favorite time of year, as we transition from one fun holiday, into another. I found pumpkin spice everything, much of which was peanut free – yassssss! Then I came upon the Disney sections of children’s clothing, and I couldn’t stop myself from grabbing all the cutest pajama’s, baby outfits, and kids graphic tee’s. Gimme all the Disney! However, the surprising absolute highlight was when I ended up in the Halloween section.
FAACT’s Non-Food Fun for the Win!
I knew I would love practically everything in the Halloween section, as it is one of my most favorite holidays. Heck, Halloween isn’t just one of my favorite holidays, it’s one of my most favorite things period! In the section with non-food treats there was a familiar color and logo – TEAL! TEAL! TEAL! T-E-A-L! And it wasn’t just any teal logo, it was the FAACT logo! “Non-Food Fun” indeed! Plus it had the web address directing anyone curious for more information about food allergies and this awesome little sticker, www.foodallergyawareness.org.
Even though food allergies are one of the fastest growing epidemics, and can literally take a life with just one bite, it seems that for as long as I have been a part of this community and cause (since 2009), we have had quite the uphill battle. To see awareness, education and advocacy in such a mainstream place as WalMart, and in one of the hottest spots in all the store – the Halloween section!!! This is really HUGE for our community and our cause. HUGE!
Food Allergy Win! Thank You WalMart! Thank You FAACT!
Besides the fact that this is a win for the food allergy community, it just felt good … it felt good to feel validated as a food allergy mom. So often I feel like I am begging and praying for people to “be on our team”, to understand, to have empathy, or at the very least some semblence of sympathy. This display was so much more to me in this moment. I love WalMart and I love FAACT, for doing this!
GIVEAWAY!!! You Get a Teal Halloween! You Get a Teal Halloween! Everyone Get’s a Teal Halloween!
After I rummaged through all their awesome non-food fun, I thought, I’m going to buy up as much as I can fit in my cart and give it all away! So I grabbed tons of re-useable Trick-or-Treat bags, and tons of “non-food fun”! Zombie eyeglasses, bubbles, balls, stamps, note pads, pencils, gooey sticky things, spider rings, puzzles and more!
18 Teal Halloween Bags of Non-Food Fun
Now through October 19th, 2018, I am giving away THREE bags of non-food fun each week, that’s 1 per social media channel (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram). That’s a total of 18 Teal Halloween bags to help spread just a little more awareness. Whether they are for a food allergic child’s own home to have for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, a trunk-or-treat, a classroom, or other way of use. Each giveaway includes a re-useable Halloween trick-or-treat bag filled with at least 40-50 (approximate), non-food fun treats. All the details on each respective social media account, posting new giveaways each Sunday, and announcing winners each Friday (through Oct. 19).
Happy TEAL Halloween from Food Allergy P.I.
Food Allergy P.I. is not anaffiliated with WalMart or FAACT. Food Allergy P.I. is an independent blog and all opinions and giveaways are solely that of Food Allergy P.I.