Make Our Kids Smile This Halloween!

1 October 2010 at 11:32 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Handing out candy on Halloween is an American tradition that kids of all ages look forward to for months.  When you head to the store to pick up your bags of candy this year, consider handing some out to the kids in Honduras, too.

Think of the kids this year by matching the cost of your bag of candy and donating it. One bag of Halloween candy at a national drug store could cost around $5.99.  Depending on the size of your neighborhood, you may be picking up 2 or 3 of those bags before you’re done.  If you match the price of just ONE bag of that candy, you’ll be doing more good for our boys than you can imagine.

And the advantage of donating to COTL vs. a bag of candy? Our donations are tax-free and tax-deductible! Now that’s better than a well-earned sugar-induced stomach ache.

Drop any amount into our “Candy Bag” this month for Halloween and be featured on the site! After donating, send us a photo of you, your family, kids, friends or whoever in your best Halloween costumes to be featured as Star Donors on the blog.

Every tiny bit helps, which is why if you can only match the cost of one fun-size Snickers, we still think you’re the greatest and want everyone to know.

So send us a picture of your charitable family dressed up for Halloween and you could make it onto the blog!

And speaking of Halloween candy… consider steering clear of Hershey’s, a company that gets its cocoa from farms in Ivory Coast of West Africa that use child slave labor to harvest their beans, and go for a certified fair trade chocolate that ensures slavery-free practices.

Much love this holiday season!

Genna, volunteer from the USA, and the COTL Family

P.S. Are you living a Paypal-alternative lifestyle? You can still make an online donation through Network for Good!

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