OLLU-Houston celebrated Halloween with ‘Boo to the Flu’

OLLU-Houston was front and center at the Annual Boo to the Flu Halloween observance on Oct. 14, hosted by neighbor Texas Children’s Health (TCH)Plan Women’s Center in Greenspoint.

More than 500 people attended the third annual event featuring Halloween costumes, carnival rides, giveaways, and lots of treats. OLLU-Houston distributed OLLU goodie bags containing coloring books, candy, and a note reminding children that “Education is the Best Treat.” The event helped promote the Psychology Department’s soon-to-open Houston Relationship Clinic.

“I love it when the children and parents ask, ‘What do you do’?” said Stacey Winters, OLLU-Houston Operations Manager and Boo to Flu Project Leader. “It’s our chance to talk about learning and how we need them to do well in elementary school so that we can help them learn when it’s time for college.” She added, “Boo to Flu is also great exposure for OLLU-Houston as a community partner and being a good neighbor to TCH.”

Boo to the Flu is for TCH clients and their families. It connects them with resources and emphasizes the importance of making healthy decisions. Ultimately, the event highlights how it takes all partners — whether Houston Police Department, which was next to OLLU, or other nonprofit agencies — to create a healthier, happier, and safer community.