If your house is like our house, the conversation started in July: what do you want to be for Halloween?
Almost as big as my kids’ imaginations is the pile of costumes and dress-ups we have accumulated in our playroom. Many of which don’t quite fit anymore… but are in perfectly good form.
Southampton Middle School’s Erin Acerno wants your no-longer needed costumes to help brighten the day of youth experiencing homelessness in Harford County. She’s spearheading the “Halloween Haunt-Me-Downs” project for We Cancerve Movement, Inc.
The project is collecting new and gently-used Halloween costumes for children of all ages who currently live in transitional housing programs for homeless families and homeless shelters like Anna’s House in Bel Air, Harford Family House in Aberdeen and the Eastside Family Emergency Shelter in Rosedale. The community is invited to drop off costumes until October 21, which builds in just enough time to sort through the collection and deliver them to area shelters.
One drop of location is Tiny Toes in Bel Air — and their sweetening the fun with 15% off one item for every person donating a costume.
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Abingdon