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Project Pumpkin

Project PumpkinProject Pumpkin is an annual service event at Wake Forest University that was started in 1988 to bring together the campus and Winston-Salem communities. Each year more than 1,000 children from local agencies are escorted to the Reynolda campus where students and faculty combine to provide a safe environment for trick-or-treating, carnival games, clowns, and entertainment. The annual event takes place each October. This year the event will take place on the afternoon of October 29th 2014 from 3-6pm.

The Project Pumpkin website provides detailed information about how to get involved, whether you want to serve as an escort, host a booth, or serve on a committee.  There is also information about t-shirt sales.  In addition to purchasing t-shirts from our Fundraising team on campus and from us on the day of the event, you can use credit card, deacon dollars, or cash to purchase a shirt from the Benson ticket office. If you are with a community agency and would like to bring children to Project Pumpkin, please contact Kristen McCain at .  Project Pumpkin is designed for young children aged 4-10 and we welcome new partnerships.  However, children must come through one of our community partners and we do not have the capacity to welcome walk-ins.  Faculty & Staff are invited to accompany their children to the event. 

Visit the Project Pumpkin Website »