Halloween Haunt Drives Teams up with Parkland Cares to Benefit Mental Health

The Haunt Drive at Tree Tops Park hosts Parkland Cares Fundraiser on Oct. 8 and will donate proceeds until Nov. 1. 

PARKLAND, FL Oct. 1, 2020 – A new Halloween event allows people to be safe, scared, and generous this Halloween season. An innovation in spookiness debuts at Tree Tops Park in Davie, FL on Thursday, Oct. 8.

For many, the Haunt Drive replaces popular haunted houses that are usually a Halloween tradition. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing rules the Haunt Drive creators have come up with a clever solution: Scream from the safety of your own vehicle as it winds through ghost-and-zombie-infested woodlands.

The Haunt Drive is donating proceeds to Parkland Cares, a nonprofit that funds mental health organizations. For every vehicle that drives through the park on Oct. 8, the Haunt Drive will donate $5 to the charity. This charity event will take place on opening night, and visitors will get the first peek at four weeks of haunted drives and be able to save money.

Admission on Oct. 8 is only $20 per car – no matter how many passengers per vehicle. The following weeks, the price jumps to $35, then to $49, culminating in a $60 price tag on Halloween night. After Oct. 8, the Haunt Drive will donate 50 cents per car to Parkland Cares.

“Not only is the focus on a COVID-safe environment for staff and guests, but we are also going to have some very unique aspects to a haunt that have never been done before,” says Haunt Drive creative director Andrew King. “We want to make sure to meet and exceed the high demands of haunt enthusiasts.”

The Haunt Drive has already exceeded the expectations of Parkland Cares leaders, who expressed gratitude to organizers who chose to support mental health recovery in Broward County.

“We’ve had so much support from the community over the past two years, but never from a Halloween event quite like this,” says Stacey Udine, Parkland Cares Executive Director. “It’s an ingenious concept to put a haunted house in the park, and the crowds in their cars! I can’t wait for Oct. 8.”

All tickets must be purchased in advance online here. No tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

To learn more, visit the Haunt Drive website.

About: Parkland Cares mission is to provide immediate and long-term funding and awareness for mental health counseling for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivors, their families and the community-at-large.

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