October 30 (6-8PM) Trick-or-Treat at the Mall Morgantown Mall. Don’t miss the Spooktacular Costume Contest for kids 12 & under. Register for the contest in the Food Court from 5-6:30PM. Goody bags will be available for participants while supplies last. No registration necessary for trick-or-treat with stores and vendors in the mall. This event is free while supplies last
Operation Prevention virtual field trip series
October 25th at 1pm/10am PT, the second installment of the Operation Prevention virtual field trip series. Students will visit Huntington, West Virginia- a typical American community that has been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic- to hear the powerful personal stories from the bravest teens and change makers in the city. Students will learn how opioids have affected their lives, how they are using their experiences to improve the city, and ways your students could make a positive impact in their own communities. Pre-registration required. See flyer or go to https://www.operationprevention.com/virtual-field-trip
October 21 (12-3:30) Family Fun Day WVU Mountainlair during Mountaineer Week 2017. Kids and families are welcome to an afternoon of free activities. For more information go to: https://mountaineerweek.wvu.edu/family-fun-day.
Seven Spirit Halloween stores across West Virginia and the surrounding region are raising funds for the Child Life Program at WVU Medicine Children’s, including the Morgantown, Uniontown, and Bridgeport locations.
Spirit Halloween stores bring fun and funding to local hospitals at Halloween and all year long, through their Spirit of Children program. Their mission is to make hospitals less scary for kids through the support of the Child Life Programs in their local communities.
The money collected from customer donations helps Child Life educate and support children (and their families) while they are in the hospital for care. One hundred percent of every dollar donated from Spirit Halloween stores supports this program. Spirit Halloween stores have raised nearly $250,000 for WVU Medicine Children’s since 2009.
Local Spirit Halloween stores are hosting multiple fundraisers to raise critical funds for the WVU Medicine Children’s Child Life Program. Here are some of the ways you can help:
- Redeem this coupon to receive 10 percent off your purchase and have Spirit Halloween donate 10 percent to Child Life.
- Participate in the Zombie Walk on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Meadowbrook Mall location.
- Attend the Halloween Dance Party and Costume Contest at the Spirit Halloween store in Morgantown on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event will feature DJ Jason Knight from WVAQ, food, fire jugglers, and more.
- Take your kids to meet characters, such as Peppa Pig, CatBoy, or some of the stars from the show Paw Patrol. Dates and times vary for each character and store location. Call or visit your local Spirit Halloween store for more details.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
10/21/2017 from 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Event Location: WVU Student Rec Center, Morgantown
The American Cancer Society will hold its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the WVU Student Rec Center in Morgantown.
The WVU Cancer Institute is serving as a sponsor.
The event celebrates people who have battled breast cancer and raises awareness about prevention. It also raises money to help find a cure, and to support programs and services.
For more information, visit the event website.
WVU Women’s Volleyball Pink Game
Event Location: WVU Coliseum
The WVU volleyball team will host a pink game against Kansas State University at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the WVU Coliseum. The team will wear pink jerseys and is encouraging fans to wear pink. Fans will receive pink pom-pom shakers and will have an opportunity to receive the official Mountaineers pink t-shirt for a $10 donation.
On September 21st, several partners are collaborating to celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month and to provide an opportunity for the community to donate items (feminine hygiene products, diapers, wipes) locally and for hurricane victims. See the attached flyer for further details.
WV Healthy Start/HAPI Project
WV Healthy Start Navigator Project
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
WV Perinatal Partnership
Right From the Start Region 7
If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to make a donation to hurricane victims, below are a few reputable websites that are accepting donations for the Texas Diaper Bank:
For victims of the Florida hurricane, the following is an option for donation: