Interfaith Social Services collecting Halloween costumes for 2022

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Interfaith Social Services collecting Halloween costumes for 2022

Interfaith Social Services is seeking donations of new Halloween costumes for their annual Halloween Costume Drive. In October, the organization will distribute hundreds of costumes to the children served through their food pantry.

“After having to scale back this program for the past two years due to the pandemic, we’re excited to start up the Halloween Costume Drive again,” said Interfaith’s Executive Director Rick Doane. “It’s one of our favorite seasonal programs. Donors love selecting and purchasing costumes for the Drive and the kids get so incredibly excited when they get to pick out any costume they want on giveaway day.”

Interfaith Social Services operates one of Greater Boston’s largest emergency food pantries, a mental health counseling center, Thrift Shop and homelessness prevention program. This year the organization is celebrating seventy-five years of serving local families. Since 1947, Interfaith Social Services has been a safety net for thousands of children and individuals from the South Shore who are struggling to make ends meet.

Interfaith’s food pantry conducts several seasonal initiatives throughout the year aimed at bringing joy to children who may be growing up in difficult situations. During the Halloween Costume Drive, generous individuals and businesses donate hundreds of new Halloween costumes. In mid-October, client families are invited to a special day of “shopping” where their children can choose a costume.

“Helping families in need and serving children has been a centerpiece of Interfaith’s mission since we were founded,” said Doane. “We are so grateful for all the members of our community who make events like this possible.”

Interfaith Social Services needs your help to ensure that they have enough costumes to provide one for every child aged 12 and under.

Donations of new costumes and accessories can be dropped off at their building, located at 105 Adams St., Quincy, Monday-Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m., and until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Costumes can also be purchased from an online Amazon Wish List (https://amzn.to/3LedMvk) and shipped directly to Interfaith. Monetary donations are also welcome. More information about both options can be found at http://interfaithsocialservices.org/halloween.

Costume donations need to be received by Friday, Oct. 7.

Questions about the program can be directed to Seasonal Program Coordinator Natalie McMenamin at [email protected] or 617-773-6203, ext. 26.

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