The 14th Annual SPOOKtacular returns to WoodMill Winery on October 29 and offers children and their families hours of FREE entertainment, hands-on activities, trick-or-treating. and a hot dog lunch (so don't go goblin up all your candy).
The Kids' Zone will feature a soft-padded play space for crawlers through five years; inflatable jump houses, obstacle courses, and slides for those a little older; and activities for children of all ages.
Four hours will pass quickly when there's face painting and craft making, free books and stuffed animals, super heroes and hero first responders, age-appropriate games, music and dancing, contests for prizes, the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Mobile Dental Unit (MDU), and dozens of organizations and businesses that provide services to children and families. (And we'll sneak in a raffle for the adults.)
Market your services to over 2,500 children and adults, who want to know that you support the causes that are important to them. Your sponsorship helps offset the cost of SPOOKtacular, with proceeds used to support the Partnership's operations and programs focused on high-quality early care and education, children's health and safety, and early literacy. We will heavily publicize your involvement and provide you a receipt for payment made to the nonprofit Partnership.
BOOth space is available free to organizations and providers that serve young children and families. We'll provide you with a 10'x10' or larger area to showcase your services.
Teamwork makes the scream work! SPOOKtacular is a huge event that reaches several hundred families in the surrounding area. It requires more than a skeleton crew, and we need individual and group volunteers to help before, during, and after the event. Businesses, make this part of your CSR strategy!
The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® Mobile Dental Unit returns this year and helps make oral health education and dental screenings fun! When children visit the dental van they are greeted by friendly volunteers, and a reassuring environment to help make the experience easy and enjoyable. Our van visits feature engaging games and videos that educate and entertain children as they await their free dental screening. How do our dental vans operate? Colgate's mobile dental vans measure 32 feet long, nearly the size of a mobile home! There are 2 child-sized dental chairs aboard, so we can screen 2 children at a time. Children up to 12 years of age can receive free dental screening with parent or guardian consent. The average dental screening lasts approximately two minutes. Our free screenings are visual examinations conducted inside the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® mobile dental vans by volunteer dental professionals. Parents and guardians receive screening results, and a referral to local dentists if needed. After the screening, children take home learning materials, Colgate® kid's toothpaste and toothbrush, and brushing instructions to help build healthy habits at home.
SPOOKtacular is our 14th annual signature event to promote the importance of high-quality early care, education, and our mission "to lead, advocate and collaborate with others to ensure the wellbeing of children, ages birth to five."
Whether you can only work a few hours or all day, we are seeking volunteers to help set up tents, tables, games and activities; and then help out hosting an activity, serving treats and lunch, or filling in where needed.
Employee volunteerism, as a practice of corporate social responsibility, aids businesses by strengthening employee satisfaction and retention, and lets customers know that you support the causes that are important to them.