Halloweening for Charity

Trunk or Treat at Unity Square

Instead of partying like rock stars on Halloween this year, Hoboken411 decided to take part in the Trunk or Treat charity event in New Brunswick, NJ yesterday.

Trunk or Treat, in it’s fifth year – is an event organized by the Unity Square Partnership of the Church of the Sacred Heart (under direction of the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen).

Unity Square is a 39 square-block area in New Brunswick, and the partnership is comprised of civic minded community members who provide various ways to bring the neighborhood together – economically, socially and educationally.

The goal of this particular event was to provide a safe way for families & children to go trick or treating.

Over 50 of us who volunteered, parked in the lot adjacent to the church – and dressed the trunks of our cars up with various Halloween themes, and handed out candy to each of the over 1,200 kids who attended. Prizes were awarded for best costumes – as well as various categories of trunk decorations. In fact, Hoboken411 won the 2011 “Most Halloween Spirit” category – because of the festive scene complete with actual electric Halloween lights!

Suggestion to Hoboken: This concept is fantastic – and should be done next year here in the Mile Square. I’d suggest perhaps the ShopRite parking lot would make a perfect location. Maybe Hoboken Volunteers or other generous community members (like a Frank Raia) could begin planning something similar for 2012!

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The Professor
The Professor

Looks like a really nice event- can’t believe how many kids attended!

Mrs. L
Mrs. L

That church is an exact replica of Our Lady of Grace in Hoboken!