This year we are once again hosting our annual Trunk or Treat  event at McDonald’s on 485 Broadway in Paterson.

We will have candy, sweet treats, school supplies and happy meals packed inside of different trunks. We will also have a Halloween fashion show for the kids, a dance contest and more.

We feel that it is important to provide a positive and safe space for children to trick or treat in our city. Because parents want to provide their children with a safe way to enjoy the holiday we are expecting a very large turnout!

Please donate to make this event a success and bring something positive to the community!

Your generous donations will fund the candy, school supplies, happy meals, decorations and DJ. Remember, no ammount is too small! 

Thank you! 


My mom had a soft spot for kids and teenagers, especially the ones without a great home life. So she made it clear to our friends that if they didn’t have somewhere to go or things were rough then they could always come over.
—  Me, talking about things my mother did that I will also strive to do

You’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding the children’s book called “I Want to Be Bacon When I Grow Up.” The authors, Ken & Jessica Skinner, huge bacon promoters, have received hundreds of one star negative reviews on their Amazon page and an onslaught of negative feedback on their Facebook page as well.

They have made several knee-jerk statements in response to all of the criticism their book has triggered, such as “We care about animals, but we also eat them.” “A bunch of militant Vegans spammed us with their self-righteous hate. So don’t even bother reading the reviews unless you enjoy propaganda.”

If you want to have an impact, we recommend contacting the book publisher itself on their Facebook page at Mascot Books. Leave a review there which cannot be deleted. And send them a private message. You can also email the publisher directly at info@mascotbooks.com.

You can also leave an Amazon review which cannot be deleted.

You can also give a “Yes” to the reviews there that you found to be helpful which will help them get higher in the rankings.

You can also post a message to the authors’ on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/iwanttobebacon.

You can also use this as an opportunity to inform people about bacon and other products by pointing them to our well-researched articles, such as:

Meet Your Bacon: Footage of Pigs In Transport Truck Goes Viral at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/meet-your-bacon-a-look-inside-the-trucks-that-take-pigs-to-slaughter/

Bacon: A Day In The Life at http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/day-in-the-life-christmas-ham-pig/

The Vegan Bacon That Meat-Loving Foodies Can’t Get Enough Of: Recipe Included! at http://freefromharm.org/vegan-recipes/vegan-bacon/

Source: Free From Harm

DIY Quick and Easy Jack Skellington Makeup from Happiness is Homemade. For other Jack Skellington and The Nightmare Before Christmas DIYs go here.

You could dress this costume up with a BUY or DIY Jack Skellington bowtie from magicalribbons.

And have Sally accompany Jack Skellington. This is a really good tutorial for Sally’s makeup on YouTube.