Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween will look a little different this year!
For the first time in a long time, SJF HandS will not be distributing Halloween boxes.
As some of you may know, we distributed Halloween collection boxes in support of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation for many years. When the MCH Foundation terminated their Halloween program, we were approached by Shannon Cater about supporting FRED (Fondation Ressources pour les Enfants Diabétiques) Halloween boxes. Since then, we have distributed FRED Halloween boxes at Halloween which are known at SJF as Bobbie’s Boxes.
Unfortunately, this year FRED has cancelled their Halloween Box fundraiser due to the pandemic. You can read their letter to schools, in French only. Click the image to read the letter
Bobbie is a 3rd grader at SJF with type 1 diabetes. We asked her mom Shannon to share with the SJF community what FRED and the Halloween box fundraiser means for their family.
At the time of Shannon’s statement, FRED had not yet cancelled the fundraiser.
We are very touched at St. John Fisher Elementary’s ongoing support of FRED as it is a cause dear to our hearts.
The FRED Halloween campaign will be virtual this year as trick-or-treating will be done differently, if even at all…
This foundation is important for type 1 diabetics like Bobbie, as they provide resources and support for children and families living with type 1 diabetes.
FRED promotes connection between diabetics, informative sessions as well as Camp Carowanis, a specialized summer camp for children and teens living with Type 1.
Bobbie is attending the LBP Online Academy this year as this is the safest option for her due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but looks forward to joining her friends at St. John Fisher Sr. in the future… We sincerely thank you for your support as it can improve the quality of life for these courageous children like Bobbie.Shannon Cater
SJF HandS is very proud of our community outreach activities. To learn more about the activities and the organizations we support, visit our Community outreach page.
Regardless of how you plan to celebrate, stay safe and have fun! We have put together some tips for you to stay safe this Halloween.
- Q&A from government of Quebec on COVID-19 & Halloween
- Halloween safety tips from government of Canada
- Halloween Safety Tips Brought to you by The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
- Halloween safety tips from the Canadian Red Cross
- Halloween safety: Tips for families from Canadian paediatricians
- Tips for keeping kids safe from Food Allergy Canada