NEW YORK, NY – Ahead of Halloween, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the American Red Cross in Greater New York today shared important tips to help keep our littlest trick-or-treaters in New York City safe.
“As part of our work to keep children safe and families supported, ACS is sharing important tips that families should keep in mind when trick-or-treating. From choosing the right costume, to planning a trick-or-treat route in advance, packing a flashlight and more, there are lots of ways to ensure our littlest New Yorkers stay safe this Halloween. ACS is proud to partner with the American Red Cross once again on this important initiative,” said Commissioner Jess Dannhauser.
“Halloween is just days away and as one of the most popular holidays, our neighborhoods will soon be filled with groups of little superheroes, cartoon and television characters out for trick or treat fun. The American Red Cross is proud to partner with NYC Administration for Children’s Services to help keep the kids safe while they enjoy the festivities,” said Mary J. Barneby, CEO, American Red Cross in Greater New York.
Whether you are trick-or-treating door-to-door, or simply driving through the neighborhood, New Yorkers should follow these Halloween Safety Tips:
Make sure trick-or-treaters can see and be seen.
Children should never trick or treat alone.
Walk only on the sidewalks, not in the street.
Accept treats at the door – never go inside.
Leave the pumpkin carving to adults.