Saturday, October 21, 2017
2 to 7 p.m.
Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall
510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202
An innovative fundraising event, Halloween Doors & More began in 2005 as a means to build financial support and raise awareness of Community PedsCare while also delivering a memorable experience for Community PedsCare and First Coast families.
At this annual event, patients and their families have the opportunity to enjoy activities and entertainment where accommodations are made for their conditions without hampering their fun. Held in October at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, Halloween Doors & More is a gala of a different sort. The event is fun and festive, not scary or spooky. Children trick-or-treat for toys at 14-feet-high fantasy “doors.”
For many parents, watching their children work their way through the doors is sheer delight. The broad smiles on their faces say it all. Many Community PedsCare children are so enthralled by the experience they don’t want to leave. One mother commented, “My child smiled more in one evening than she has the entire year.”
Hugely successful, Halloween Doors & More raised more than $425,000 in its first year, making it the biggest inaugural fundraiser in the city of Jacksonville. Since its inception the event has raised $4.2 million for Community PedsCare.
Click the links above to find out how you can get involved and make a difference in the lives of our wonderful kids.
Our beneficiary: Community PedsCare®
Event proceeds support Community PedsCare, a pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. A program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and the University of Florida–Jacksonville, Community PedsCare supports 150 children and their families.
Become a sponsor
Become a sponsor
Our Halloween Doors & More sponsors demonstrate some of the most significant support for this event and the pediatric care it makes possible. Learn more about our 2017 sponsorship opportunities by calling 904.407.6135.
Halloween Doors & More and Monster Mash Dash would not be possible without the support of volunteers. We ask volunteers to help the week prior to the event for setup and the following Monday to help with wrap-up. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Learn more about our HDM volunteer opportunities by calling 904.407.6139.
Join our planning committee
If you would like to take part in planning Halloween Doors & More, we can help find a committee that interests you. From stocking 30,000 pieces of candy in Candyland to recruiting volunteers to soliciting donations to finding the perfect characters, we welcome your talents!
Learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org