Halloween may have a creepy side, but it’s also a wonderful day for community. When else do neighbours (who may usually keep to themselves) get out into their neighbourhoods and knock on each others’ doors or generously greet strangers who have come onto their property with free candy? I love that it can be a fun and whimsical day when children get to use their imaginations as they pretend to be Anna or Elsa, Darth Vader or Ironman!

At Westheights, we choose to embrace Halloween while turning it on its head, making it a day that’s all about helping others. We hope that you will join us!

H4H 2011

We have gotten wonderful feedback from the neighbours who have donated food for H4H in the past. They look forward to having a group from Westheights arrive on their doorstep year after year! The more volunteers we have, the more houses we can reach… so please sign-up today.

A lot of volunteers are still needed. We need people of all ages are needed to collect non-perishable food from our generous neighbours for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. This is an amazing opportunity to get to know one another at Westheights, meet our neighbours, help feed hungry people in KW… and have a great time doing it!Food Bank of Waterloo Region

There are a number of ways to help out. We still need volunteers for the following:

  • join a Food Collection Team: you will be placed on a team with others from Westheights to go door to door on the 31st collecting food. (Too shy to go up to the door? No problem… You can pull the team’s wagon!) This is where we need the most volunteers!
  • unload cars and box up donated food at the church
  • lend us a wagon for the evening of the 31st
  • bring a donation of non-perishable food to the church in the evening on October 31st

Halloween for Hunger will be taking place on Friday, October 31 at 6:00pm. Please arrive on time so we can get volunteer orientation going, get divided into our teams and head out!

Volunteers are welcome to dress up in a fun costume (nothing scary please!). Not your thing? Don’t fret! Come dressed as yourself.

To volunteer, email Gillian Fenske with the number of people you are signing up and the job you’d like to do.