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BOO! For Kids

You've Been BOO-ED!Scare up a good time – for a good cause – this Halloween

The "You've been boo-ed" idea is a favorite holiday tradition to share some fun and laughter this Halloween - all while giving back to East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Boy sitting with a person in dinosaur costume


Help us say BOO! to childhood illness

When you purchase a 2022 Boo! for Kids yard sign, Children’s Hospital will surprise a patient in our hospital with a fun Halloween treat. Plus, 100 percent of all proceeds go to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, to help fund critical programs and life-saving equipment needs.


Anyone can play

This pay-it-forward game is as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Purchase 1 or more Boo! for Kids yard signs online (fill out form below to order online).
  2. Grab Your Sign
    Pick up your yard sign(s) at a participating area partner:



    • East Tennessee Children's Hospital 85th AnniversaryEast Tennessee Children's Hospital Gift Shop
      2018 Clinch Ave.
      Knoxville, TN 37916
      (Map and Directions)

    • The Beauty MarketThe Beauty Market
      The Shops at Western Plaza
      4483 Kingston Pike
      Knoxville, TN 37919
      (Map and Directions)

    • The Trust Company of TennesseeThe Trust Company of Tennessee – Knoxville Office
      4823 Old Kingston Pike, Suite 100
      Knoxville, TN 37919
      (Map and Directions)

    • Harper Auto WashHarper Auto Wash – Alcoa Highway
      3163 Alcoa Hwy
      Alcoa, TN 37701
      (Map and Directions)

    • Harper Auto WashHarper Auto Wash – Parkside Drive
      9745 Parkside Drive
      Knoxville, TN 37922
      (Map and Directions)

    • The Village ExchangeThe Village Exchange
      6513 Kingston Pike
      Knoxville, TN 37919
      (Map and Directions)

    • Linda's HallmarkLinda's Hallmark
      11527 Kingston Pike
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37934
      (Map and Directions)

    • Bearden Pediatric DentistryBearden Pediatric Dentistry
      6207 Highland Place Way
      Suite 101
      Knoxville, TN 37919
      (Map and Directions)

    • Buddy's Bar-b-q LogoBUDDY's bar-b-q NORTH
      4500 North Broadway
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
      (Map and Directions)

    • Buddy's Bar-b-q LogoBUDDY's bar-b-q BEARDEN
      5806 Kingston Pike
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
      (Map and Directions)

    • Buddy's Bar-b-q LogoBUDDY's bar-b-q WEST
      8402 Kingston Pike
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
      (Map and Directions)

    • Buddy's Bar-b-q LogoBUDDY's bar-b-q FARRAGUT
      121 West End Ave
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37922
      (Map and Directions)

    • Buddy's Bar-b-q LogoBUDDY's bar-b-q OAK RIDGE
      328 S. Illinois Avenue
      Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
      (Map and Directions)

    • Buddy's Bar-b-q LogoBUDDY's bar-b-q MARYVILLE
      2020 Bridgeway Drive
      Maryville, Tennessee 37801
      (Map and Directions)

    BOO! For Kids Poster #1

    BOO! For Kids Poster

    Click one of the images to download and print out a poster!

  3. BOO! a Friend
    Place the sign(s) in the yard of a friend, family member, or neighbor, leave some of your favorite spooky treats at their door, ring the doorbell, and watch as your BOO! brings a smile to someone’s face.

  4. Share Online
    Share the fun by posting your sign photos on Social Media, and use the hashtag #ETCHBOO to share with friends! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch as we surprise patients in our hospital, thanks to your donation!

  5. Keep the BOO going!
    Once you’ve purchased and placed your sign, download and print out the posters to tell you friends how they can support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

That's all you have to do to start spreading the Halloween Cheer! If you've been BOO-ed, don't forget to pay it forward and keep the BOO's going.


Make it a BOO! party

Get your office, scout troop or sports team involved in BOO-ing your friends and coworkers residences or office. The you've been BOO-ed idea is a fun tradition to look forward to every year!


Thank you for helping bring a smile to our patients and community this Halloween. Together, we can help make hospitals less scary for sick and injured children, and help build healthy futures for our kids.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: WBIR-TV 10, Threlkeld Homes, Bearden Pediatric Dentistry, Harper Auto Wash, and The Village Exchange:

WBIR-TV 10
Harper Auto Wash

Bearden Pediatric Dentistry

Threlkeld Homes

The Village Exchange

Want to volunteer for BOO! For Kids or need more information? Contact Meg Sprouse at (865) 541-8741 or email msprouse@etch.com at East Tennessee Children's Hospital Development.


Note: East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and its successors assume no responsibility from any and all liability claims, as well as demands of whatever kind or nature, in either law or equity, that arise or may hereafter arise from anyone’s participation in Boo! For Kids.