You and your
interested residents dress up for Halloween to go
trick or treating for canned goods. The food items
collected will be donated to the local foodbank.
If you don't have a foodbank in your area you can
donate the food to a shelter. This is a great way
to build community in your hall as well as give
back to the commiunity around your school.
1. Benefactor: Determine what shelter or
chartiable organization you want to donate the cans
and non-perishable goods to. Contact this organization
to let them know about your program, and ask if
they have specific needs or requirements for donations.
(for example, some may require only canned goods.
Others may be looking for anything non-perishable,
2. Location: Decide where you want the program
to take place. Determine if there is a convenient
residential area adjacent to your campus. You may
also decide to have the program take place on campus.
3. Advertising and Promotion: In early October,
start spreading the word about this program. As
the program gets closer, post more promotional materials.
The days before the program, continue to "talk
it up," sending out emails to your floor, posting
additional flyers, reminding other RAs to come and
bring residents, etc.
4. Let the neighborhood know: If you really
want to make sure people are ready and have food
to donate, you may want to pass out flyers to the
neighborhood a week before the event, letting them
know about the program, and what you will be looking