Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Second Chance to Scare

Old costumes get new life
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents

When I lived in Indiana more than a decade ago, there was a group that collected gently used Halloween costumes and distributed them to needs in need.  I always liked the idea and even donated a few of our old costumes to the cause.  It's something I always wanted to see done in my community.  Now, 11 years later, I'm doing something about it.

Even scary costumes are accepted
But I need your help.  It's obviously too late to make it happen for this Halloween, but as you pack away the costumes after this year's trick or treating, consider donating it to this cause.   Better yet, when costumes go on clearance on November 1, pick up a couple new ones to donate.

It may not sound like much, but I know there are kids out there who do not have the opportunity to dress up for Halloween because their parents or guardians don't have the money.  Halloween was one of the most memorable times of the year when I was growing up, and even now for my kids.  I'd hate to think there are children in my community not enjoying it just because they can't afford to have fun.

Princess Skeleton
I am talking with a group to partner up with for this project.  Once the deal is done, I will post more details.  But in the meantime, you can contact me and I'll make arrangements to get the items you want to donate.  Let's make Halloween 2015 a memorable one for everyone.  Thanks for your support.

1 comment:

  1. I think donating old costumes is a great idea and would like to help. Reach me at