Safety Street Curbside needs candy donations

Detroit Mercy’s annual Safety Street may look different this year, but with 31 years of tradition, everyone deserves a safe and happy Halloween! Pounds of candy will be handed out to trick-or-treaters through a contactless drive-thru experience on Friday, Oct. 23 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Families will check in at the McNichols Campus entrance, follow guides to a contactless pickup location and adhere to all University safety procedures, including face masks, gloves, and proper social distancing. An event volunteer will deliver candy and other treats to the family member.

Candy contributions

Make an appointment to drop off candy in support of Safety Street by Wednesday, Oct. 21. This year, the Student Life Office will award the organization, club or department with the largest candy donation with University of Detroit Mercy swag bag of prizes.

Set up a candy donation appointment online.

Safety Street tradition

Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture was the first to establish Safety Street’s neighborhood trick-or-treat experience. Over the years, this event has grown to include University departments, fraternities, sororities and student organizations, donating more than 1,000 pounds of candy. The School of Dentistry balances the sweet with proper dental hygiene, handing out toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss each year.