The AIA Philadelphia Emerging Architects Committee (PEA) and the Center for Architecture and Design present this fun and safe "spooktacular" Halloween event for children at the Children's Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC).
Spooktacular provides the children of CCTC with a safe, enjoyable trick-or-treating experience, while local designers and students get to work together and use their talents to give back and help the community. CCTC is a non-profit organization that provides counseling to children who have experienced physically or emotionally traumatic events. Spooktacular allows these children and their families to safely celebrate Halloween and provides all participants and volunteers to enjoy a positive and memorable day.
The day begins with children arriving in (and showing off) their costumes, if they want, and getting a bag of small gifts. Then it's on to fun Halloween-themed activities and crafts, as well as face painting to help get the kids in the mood to Trick-or-Treat. Each child takes a turn creeping through our spooky (but friendly!) townscape, filling the bag they received earlier with candy of every type imaginable. The day caps off with a pizza party and magic show to truly wow the kids!
In addition, the Spooktacular Build Day, which takes place a month before the big event, gives students at Philadelphia's Charter High School for Architecture and Design the opportunity to meet and work with architecture and design (A+D) college students and young professionals - learning professional skills and networking while giving back to the community.
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