Interfaith Social Services’ Annual Halloween Drive distributes costumes to local children in need
Halloween costumes needed for annual Halloween Drive
Interfaith Social Services, the South Shore’s multiservice center for families in need, is seeking donations of new Halloween costumes for their annual Halloween Drive. Each October, the organization distributes costumes to hundreds of the children served through their food pantry.
Interfaith Social Services operates one of the largest emergency food programs in Greater Boston as well as a mental health counseling center and homelessness prevention program. Interfaith’s programs are a safety net for thousands of children and families from the South Shore who are struggling to make ends meet. Many of these families do not have the means to purchase costumes for their children. Through the Halloween Drive, new costumes are distributed to these children so that they can enjoy Halloween festivities with their peers.
“Each year our food pantry provides groceries to thousands of local kids. We are always looking for ways where we can bring a little joy to their lives as well,” said Interfaith’s executive director Rick Doane. “Many of these children are living in difficult situations. It is so incredible to see the excitement on their faces when they find that perfect costume. We’re so grateful for all the amazing donors and volunteers who make this program possible.”
Large and extra-large sized costumes (for 9-12 year olds) are especially needed.
How to help:
Donations of new costumes can be delivered to Interfaith’s offices at 105 Adams St., Quincy, during business hours. Donations must be received by Monday, October 15. Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and late on Tuesdays until 7:00 p.m.
For more information, or to make a monetary donation, visit www.InterfaithSocialServices.org.
About Interfaith Social Services
Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services’ mission is to improve life for South Shore families and individuals in need. Programs include one of the largest food pantries in Greater Boston; budget counseling and homelessness prevention; The New Directions Counseling center, community gardening; free professional attire for job interviews, life skills workshops, and The Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop – operated entirely by volunteers with all sales benefiting Interfaith’s programs. Clothing and food donations from the community are always welcome. For more information, or to inquire about volunteering with Interfaith, please visit: www.InterfaithSocialServices.org.