This blog post started with me wondering something. All my best ones do, really, like the time I wondered how many version of “Monster Mash” exist.
Earlier this year I started wondering if Halloween nonprofits existing – the type of organizations that are out there doing good work and need donations to keep running.
All it took was a few Google searches to find some spooky causes, so I’m sharing them with you on #GivingTuesday in the hopes of one catching your eye. By the way, if you aren’t familiar with #GivingTuesday, it’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving where you are encouraged to give back to some of your favorite organizations. Learn more.
Here are 5 spooky causes you can give to this #GivingTuesday:
Click on any image or organization name to learn more and donate!
Costumes Connections started very simply: founder Michelle Burns collected old costumes to donate to children who didn’t have any. After it was shared on social media, she found herself overwhelmed with costume donations and able to bring a little Halloween magic to more children than ever before. In June 2017, Costume Connections became a nonprofit, and donations to the organization are used towards purchasing new costumes and refreshing gently used costumes.
This bullying prevention program is one of my favorites to follow on social media! The organization hosts school assemblies where they teach children how to prevent bullying using their mascot, Frank. (Who looks a bit like Frankenstein!) They truly do some amazing work. Plus, for #GivingTuesday today they are auctioning off $11,000 worth of Halloween leggings. Check it out here. (Just…don’t bid on any of mine, okay?)
#SavetheBats! That’s the Organization for Bat Conservation’s mission, and they do it through a ton of incredible avenues! Through their organization, you can sponsor a bat, purchase bat houses for your backyard to give bats a home, donate on your birthday and even become a citizen scientist. And for #GivingTuesday, they are introducing the era of…DigiBats – a campaign to bring digital education to 300 classrooms…for free! Learn more.
If you’ve ever seen a teal pumpkin in a store during the Halloween season and thought, “That’s weird…and cool,” I’m betting you didn’t know it’s actually a movement to provide kiddos with allergies non-food treat options while trick-or-treating. Houses that provide these treats are encouraged to put a teal pumpkin by their front door so trick-or-treaters with allergies know the house is safe for them! The program is through FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). Check them out for more on how you can support food allergy research!
This organization also gives Halloween costumes to children in need. You can donate costumes, make a purchase off the organization’s Amazon wish list or simply make a monetary donation so they can purchase new costumes for next Halloween!
What is your favorite spooky cause to give back to?
I’d love to learn about more nonprofits with a spooky vibe we can support together. If you have a favorite cause you support as a Halloween lover, share it in the comments!
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