In 2015, St. Dunstan’s decided to take the local idea of “Ghosting” (AKA Trick or Treating in reverse) and use it as a means to scare up funds for A Place to Turn food pantry in Natick. It was a big hit, with over 200 houses being “Holy Ghosted” and more than $1,100 raised for A Place to Turn. We did it again in 2016, resulting in another 200 houses and another $1,100 being donated to A Place to Turn.
And as they say in all the Halloween movies, we’re back …
Here is how it works:
You write a check to A Place to Turn and send it to St. Dunstan’s (PO Box 515, Dover 02030) with a Holy Ghosting request form: HolyGhosting2017. Suggested donation is $5 per destination (although you are certainly free to donate more).
The children (and adults) of St. Dunstan’s will prepare a ghosting bag for your intended recipients, and the Ghosting Squad will deliver* it for you during school hours prior to Halloween. You can order as many bags as you wish—we will deliver them all!
That’s it! Ghosting complete!
Each ghosting bag will contain a small amount of candy (a Tootsie Pop ghost and candy corn) and a letter informing the recipient that someone (that’s you) has secretly made a donation in their honor to A Place to Turn. That’s where the “Holy” in “Holy Ghosting” comes in: your donation goes directly to A Place to Turn (St. Dunstan’s will deliver it), where it will help families in need in our area.
Because the candy and delivery are donated, and your check is written directly to A Place to Turn, 100% of your donation goes directly to the charity. Maybe we should be calling it Wholly Ghosting.
*Please Note: Holy Ghosting will deliver to Dover, Sherborn, Medfield, Millis, Walpole, Needham and Wellesley. Out of area packages will be mailed.
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