For the past five years, United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders have hosted Trunk-or-Treat for children and their families in the Greensboro community. Young Leaders and community volunteers creatively decorate their vehicle trunks and fill them with candy and other treats for children and their families to enjoy. Each year, Trunk-or-Treat is a fun, safe and festive event open to anyone who wants to attend. Historically, parents who bring their children say they prefer Trunk-or-Treat to traditional trick-or-treating because it is during the day making it safer for their children.
This year’s event featured 29 trunks, games, face painting and a free book station that allowed children an opportunity to pick out a book to take home. The event continues to grow with over 550 children participating this year compared to 360 children in attendance in 2014.
Sharita Crossen, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and co-chair of Delta GEMS, a program for young ladies, aged 14-18, interested in developing leadership skills and reaching their full potential, said “I volunteered to work with youth and to give Delta GEMS a chance to become involved and volunteer in their community.”
The mission of Young Leaders is to make a positive and lasting impact throughout our community by mobilizing passionate young professionals who are actively seeking ways to give, advocate, and volunteer in an effort to further United Way of Greater Greensboro’s work to break the cycle of poverty. Anyone can have a role in breaking the cycle of poverty and Trunk-or-Treat is just one of the ways to do so.
This year, we had a visit from Paw Patrol, Mario and Luigi, a triceratops, and even Michael Jackson.
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To learn more about Young Leaders at United Way of Greater Greensboro, click here.