Pacific's annual Safe Trick-or-Treat event brings thousands of costumed children and their families to the Stockton campus each year to enjoy the fun

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Safe Trick-or-Treat volunteers and donations needed

Sep 18, 2012

It's that time again, dig out your costumes and decorations, because Pacific's 14th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat comes to the Stockton campus on Wednesday, October 24

Pacific's largest community service activity is designed to provide a safe environment for families to enjoy trick-or-treating.  During the event, members of the Pacific community will hand out candy to children as they pass through campus office buildings and residence halls on guided trick-or-treating tours.  In addition, student clubs and organizations host an outdoor carnival complete with prizes and more candy.  Last year, an estimated 4,000 children and adults took part in the trick-or-treat tours and carnival.

The event takes place from 4 to 7 pm. Guided tours will begin at the Atchley Clock Tower on South Campus and end at the carnival on the DeRosa University Center lawn. All Pacific faculty, staff and students are welcome to bring their families and children to the free event.

We need your help

Every year, this event is an overwhelming success due to the dedication and partnerships of the Pacific community.  The event planning committee is looking for Pacific departments and facilities to serve as trick-or-treat stops, and are encouraging staff and offices to decorate their space and provide candy for the children.  Tours depart every 10 minutes and will continue until 6:15 pm to ensure even traffic flow through the tour stops.  In addition to tour stops, we have several volunteer positions available as setup crew, cleanup crew, tour guides and floaters. Donations of candy or prizes are also appreciated.

This is a great way to interact and serve families in the local community.  We hope you will join us for this wonderful event.

Complete the appropriate form below or contact Jennifer Low at if you would like to participate or need additional information.

Volunteer Form        Tour Stop Form

Costumes for Children in Need

The Pacific Community Service Committee also collects costumes for children whose families can't afford them.  New or slightly used Halloween costumes and/or costume accessories donated are distributed through the Transitional Learning Center, Haven of Peace, and Gospel Center Rescue Mission to ensure every child has an opportunity to be included in this year's celebration. Costume donations can be brought in until October 19 to the Office of Student Life in Hand Hall. or contact Denia Anderson 209.946.2365 for drop-off locations or additional information.

Additional drop-off locations are also needed for costume donations. If your office would be willing to serve as a collection point, please email

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