The accessible way becomes the safer way for all kids this Halloween.
We are excited to announce that Treat Accessibly will be back for 2020, pending the government’s decision to proceed with Halloween this October.
In 2018, RE/MAX INTEGRA introduced ‘Treat Accessibly’, a movement to make trick or treating possible for all children, by removing barriers that make getting candy difficult for those with accessibility challenges (e.g. staircases, steep or long driveways, crowded front entrances, or narrow pathways).
When a homeowner puts the Accessible Trick or Treating sign on their lawn, they are making a commitment to make their property accessible to everybody on Halloween.
How Treat Accessibly is Adjusting for COVID-19
This year, COVID-19 has created a new barrier for all families to celebrate Halloween. As we adapt to a new normal, so has the ‘Treat Accessibly’ program. By offering a curb-side trick-or-treating option, or handing out candy from the end of the driveway, homeowners are providing a safe trick-or-treating experience for children that is both accessible to all and respectful of social distancing mandates.
HOW & WHERE TO ORDER YOUR TREAT ACCESSIBLY SIGNS
You may order signs in bundles of 10, (at a cost of $5/sign) to use in your marketing efforts this Fall. Included with your signs will be two blue stickers that should be added to the sign to indicate social distancing (as per image above).We encourage you to order your signs as soon as possible, as shipping may be affected by COVID-19.
Treat Accessibly signs will also be available at every Home Depot across Canada (excluding Quebec) beginning in October. Each sign will be free for customers, while supplies last.
This year, we are also offering a printable version of the Treat Accessibly sign, in which you can print from your own home. To learn more about printing your sign, or ordering online, please click below.
2019 Treat Accessibly Success
Last year, over 25,000 homes across Canada participated in the Treat Accessibly program. There were 98 TV, Radio and Web news stories mentioning the program, generating over 39 million organic news/social impressions.
COVID-SAFER SUGGESTIONS FOR HANDING OUT CANDY
- Place this sign on your own lawn and commit to handing out candy on Halloween from the bottom of your stairs or the end of your driveway, while maintaining a safe & responsible distance.
- Wear a face mask!
- Only handle the candy or other treats your distributing with gloves and hand it out directly from the bulk box or bag you purchased at the store
- Don’t leave out self-serve candy or treat bowls
- Draw temporary chalk lines on your driveway leading to your trick-or-treat station, 2-metres apart, to help kids and parents approach your trick-or-treating station in a way that’s familiar to when they check-out at a store.
CHECK OUT HOW RE/MAX AGENTS USED THE PROGRAM LAST YEAR!
In a COVID-19 recovery-focused Canada, our accessible trick-or-treating movement helps all families look forward to a safer Halloween. This year, you can help make Halloween accessible for everybody! For more information, please visit treataccessibly.com