Be advised taking donations can change the way insurance and city look at your haunt. Check with local authorities and your homeowners insurance.I Really want to expand my haunt and make it a charity event. and have it the saturday before halloween as well as halloween. so what I'm asking is, what are the best ways to get people to show up? I'm worried i will build it and none will come. Would it be okay to ask for a food shelf donation (not necessary but suggested)?