Kate McLeod wanted to make Halloween more meaningful for trick-or-treaters visiting her apartment this year. She felt uneasy about not buying candy for the kids who would soon be knocking on her front door. She decided to follow her heart’s direction anyway.
In her New York City apartment building, Kate is required to put a sign up so that the children know that they can knock when trick-or-treating. She decided to do something different. Instead of a ‘please knock’ sign, Kate posted a note on her door asking the children to donate to Syrian refugees instead of receiving candy. Kate wondered how many children would choose charity over chocolate.